Charlene Parks

I am a Visionary IT Leader with over 20 years of experience in information technology, project management, and business development. My career has been marked by a blend of full-time and contractor roles, allowing me to develop a versatile skill set and adapt to various professional environments. I have a proven track record in spearheading significant portfolios, programs, and projects, driving operations and performance to achieve solid results.

My expertise extends to designing and implementing innovative, technology-driven business solutions for diverse employers and their clientele. I am politically savvy with solid communication skills essential for understanding customer needs and building proactive relationships. My experience includes executing initiatives from concept to delivery, building and leading productive teams, identifying and resolving inefficiencies, and optimizing overall operational performance.

I am halfway through a Doctoral Degree in Business Administration (DBA), focusing on a very relevant and challenging topic: Developing a Framework for Change Management in CyberSecurity during Digital Transformation. My study aims to create a comprehensive framework for managing cybersecurity changes effectively during digital transformation periods. This includes developing strategies for employee training, risk management, and technology adoption, areas crucial for contemporary businesses.

Previously, as a contractor and a key member of an Executive Team in a startup, I managed Project Management, Business Development, Recruiting, and Operations. My entrepreneurial mindset, creative problem-solving, and ability to lead cross-functional teams have been pivotal in my career.

Outside work, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, volunteering, and pursuing my passion for aviation as a student pilot.

I am excited to bring my diverse experience and current academic pursuits to your team, offering advanced insights into managing digital transformations and change adoption. I look forward to discussing how I can contribute to the success and growth of your organization.

What I Do

IT Project Management

A key leader in ensuring project stakeholder initiatives align with strategic corporate objectives. A proven proactive leader in driving organizational success through measurable results. Improving customer experience through streamlined processes and implementing cost-effective, high-quality solutions.

Business Development

Experience includes human capital management, identification of new business opportunities, as well as acting as SME for IT and Project Management for internal and external stakeholders. Proven success in winning bids on government contracts, knowledgable in RFP process, obtaining business certifications and B2C, and C2C markets.

Coach & Mentor

Coach & mentor to colleagues, clients, and those in my community to enhance leadership. I am a passionate advocate of educating and developing the next generation of IT and Project Management leaders. A good leader develops more leaders, not followers.

Web Development & Branding

I've always loved web design and marketing. My career started working on a helpdesk for a web hosting company. I am competent in developing responsive websites built using HTML, JavaScript, Java, CMS, SQL, MYSql, and Photoshop, etc. I design websites, business cards, marketing creative as well.