There are people who get degrees in English or Ancient Civilization and then never use them when they make a career for themselves. I don’t have that problem but I rest assured that few people have ever looked at Chemical Engineering degree and said “you’d do great marketing technology and consulting work.” While what I studied seems distant to what I deliver these days, the skills it taught me enable me every day. I am lucky that not only do I get to tackle complex problems in a productive, effective, and efficient manner for our clients, but that I enjoy doing it. In truth, I exercise these skills not just in my profession, but also in my personal life as well (I can mow a mean lawn and quickly).
My formal education combines with over a decade of enterprise marketing experience that provides me with a well-rounded view into the customer intelligence space. And because I recognize that reagents combine to deliver results, it’s important to see things from not only from a technical standpoint, but also from a functional perspective as well. As such, I often find myself helping IT and Marketing see the other’s side creating a formula for success that everyone can be happy with delivering, using, and supporting.
At the end of the day it’s my belief that what makes me, and the rest of my team, so successful is not what we do, but how we do it.