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"I have worked within my firm to use Smartsheet in every conceivable way to add value."
As a partner in FGMK, LLC's audit and accounting practice and quality control department, Michael Fernandez has experience with SEC filings for large, multi-national public companies, as well as privately held corporations across multiple industries. Michael serves as the firm's de-facto Smartsheet expert, helping the company expand the use of the application from scheduling, workflow improvements, performance evaluation, client request lists, and many more efficiency initiatives.
"I'm excited about being a Smartsheet Overachiever because I am passionate about implementing technology that helps people achieve more."
Taylor Brundage has spent the duration of her career managing processes, materials, and tools that secure rewarding long-term relationships with clients and colleagues alike. In recent years, Taylor has employed numerous Smartsheet-based solutions, garnering positive engagement and feedback from key stakeholders and decision-makers in a diverse set of industry verticals. Taylor's passion for implementing technology that helps people achieve more will be an asset to her fellow Overachievers.
"My Smartsheet superpower is creating out-of-the-box solutions!"
Deanna Vandermeer has used Smartsheet over the last two and a half years in her role supporting the Mesa County Valley School District 51 in Grand Junction, Colo. Smartsheet allows Deanna to support more than seven different departments, handle more than 15 budgets, oversee an assessment protocol check-out process and inventory management system, and serves as a solution to manage their induction program and new hire mentors. Smartsheet allows Deanna to expedite and automate processes, freeing up her time to support other departments and teams across the school district.
"My role has morphed into our 'Official Unofficial Smartsheet Guru.'"
Over the last 30+ years, Melanie Corbin has supported the healthcare industry, spending the last 20 years in IT project and program management roles. Over the last two years, Melanie has grown Smartsheet usage at MedPOINT by 1,000% — from basic spreadsheets and minimal project plans to integrated solutions using sheets, reports, dashboards, automation, and premium apps. When Melanie isn't working in Smartsheet, she's taking advantage of the southern California sun: cycling, making and teaching mixed media art, and of course, visiting Disneyland!
"I work closely with our customer success manager and our client development manager to hold regular webinars and to develop use cases."
In his role with Convergint Technologies, Scott Gandolfe leads initiatives to ensure a safer world. Bringing Smartsheet to Convergint four years ago, Scott's been able to grow the user base and adoption within the company, creating a community filled with advocates. When he's not working, Scott is spending time with his wife Wendy, staying active in his church, hiking, kayaking, blacksmithing/knifemaking, or breathing in ocean air.
"I'm excited to be a Smartsheet Overachiever so I can continue to network with others that are as passionate about the platform as I am!"
Rachel Schiele leads a team of implementation, customer success, and professional services pros at Motus, the leading provider of mobility solutions for mobile employees. With Smartsheet, Rachel's been able to create a customer-centric culture within the team, while also designing processes that scale with the rapid growth of the business. Rachel is passionate about coaching her team and customers, and finding ways to use technology and automation to make work fun and continually scalable. In her spare time, Rachel is a mom to two amazing kids is an avid runner and yoga enthusiast.
"I was introduced to Smartsheet when I was working on my first project in January of 2016... and I like to say it was love at first sight!"
Rebecca Wilhelm uses her project management training and Lean Six Sigma tools to help improve the City of Detroit Law Department's processes and procedures. In the department, Rebecca and team rely on data to drive decisions. Smartsheet serves the single source of truth. Rebecca is mom to a two year old son and a five month old daughter and is thrilled to be a Smartsheet Overachiever to improve her skills and knowledge.
"My Smartsheet nickname is Handy Andy!"
In his director of marketing role with Young Living Essential Oils, Andy Taylor prioritizes and reports on the key projects for Young Living, while gathering and maintaining the sales and marketing weekly reporting to the YL executive team. Andy leverages Smartsheet to gather information from leaders, practitioners, and stakeholders to bring an executive summary into a single, integrated dashboard view. With more than 15 years of experience working in an operational roles, Andy has cultivated an atmosphere of collaboration, with a can-do approach, in bringing clarity to chaos.
"I have been called the 'Queen of Smartsheet' and 'Smartsheet Guru' by my colleagues."
As the financial manager for Convergint Technologies, Jennifer Hilber focuses on driving results through financial analysis and planning for the New York metro region while supporting customer needs. She works with local operations colleagues as well as teams across Convergint to create financial efficiencies and best practices by providing training and support. She also leads the Convergint Women Connect Steering Committee inspiring women to achieve their goals. Jennifer is excited to be one of this year’s Smartsheet Overachievers sharing her passion with others to work smarter, not harder. She became Smartsheet Product Certified in 2017 and challenges fellow colleagues to replace other tools with Smartsheet to turn information into dashboards and portals.
"My Smartsheet nickname is 'Smartsheet Jedi Knight' … or sometimes 'Digital Transformation Oprah!'"
Kelly Drake spent her college years, plus nearly a decade after graduate school, working in politics, creating a foundation of data-driven decision making. Honing these skills in roles with Amazon and now Starbucks, she bring that experience to help her team scale a variety of projects — including installing nitro cold brew equipment into over 4,600 stores in 15 months. Using Smartsheet, Kelly's been able to work dynamically, adapting to new challenges the COVID-19 pandemic presents. Kelly had the opportunity to develop Smartsheet environments to automate the data management and project execution to roll out PPE to the entire U.S. and Canada store portfolio. Smartsheet has allowed Kelly and her team to rapidly build tools to complete projects and work at scale while finding better and truly new ways of working.
"My Smartsheet superpower is simplifying existing processes by creating solutions in Smartsheet!"
Tana Perkins, MSM, PMP is the Director of Spectrum Mobile Product Delivery (a division of Charter Communications). In 2018, Tana led her team to deliver Charter’s fourth line of business, Spectrum Mobile. Today, she continues to lead and deliver the strategic roadmap. Tana is passionate about building engagement through collaboration and confesses she’s, “addicted to streamlining and optimizing processes.” Tana is energized by serving as the force of change – a perfect fit for the Smartsheet Overachievers.
"My Smartsheet superpower is making a vision come to life with Smartsheet!"
Jennifer Greenough is an experienced project and portfolio management professional and has led teams at all development stages through the project life cycle, including planning, risk mitigation, implementation, and close-out. In her current role as the project and portfolio management head in PATH’s Center for Vaccine Access and Innovation (CVIA), she leads a team of 30+ people and oversees the project and portfolio management system. Their Smartsheet solution is the hub of the CVIA project ecosystem. As their global health environment has continued to transform at an ever-increasing pace, Jennifer is thankful to have a solution like Smartsheet that's been able to grow with the organization's needs.
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