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"I am excited to be a Smartsheet Overachiever - this is the coolest recognition I could imagine!"
Tomasz Kowalski has 15 years in IT project management experience. After discovering Smartsheet in 2015, he became a power user once he joined Delivery Hero as a program manager, the multinational online food-delivery service based in Berlin, Germany. With Tomasz as an advocate, the company has seen usage grow from 200 users to 4,000. In his spare time, he is an LGBT community activist and loves tea and craft chocolate.
"By using Smartsheet along with other software applications, I'm able to bring the very best to partners and clients."
Karrie Davis is the Practice Area Operations Manager at Hogan Lovells US LLP, an American-British law firm with headquarters in London and Washington, D.C. She has used Smartsheet to manage not only attorneys but entire practice groups, creating automations and workflows to help with tracking and overall efficiency. She has also utilized dashboards during remote work to help communicate on a broader scale, integrating with other software and creating dynamic workflows.
"I was able to lead Smartsheet adoption at the firm over the past year with 195% growth rate - innovation in action!"
Pam Ferguson has worked for Booz Allen Hamilton for almost 10 years, supporting external clients and internal operations while using technology to streamline and optimize processes. Under Pam's guidance, the firm has gone from 70 licensed users to over 190 users, and from a few hundred collaborators to over 1300 in a year. After implementing several solutions, her team has saved over $359K per year. Pam has also founded a Smartsheet Coffee Hour to showcase and share uses cases, stood up an internal Yammer site, and rallied to add Control Center to their toolbox. She looks forward to continuing to grow Booz Allen Hamilton's user base.
"I have been the Smartsheet guru for my team and I'm excited to be an Overachiever!"
As the Senior Program Owner of Property Management for Target, the eighth largest retailer in the United States, Jaynee thrives on new challenges, especially around process improvement. Over the years, she has developed dozens of dashboards, data meshes, and reports for her team. She has even used Smartsheet to streamline reporting processes and created multiple templates that are used across several teams.
"Whenever I see a work issue, I try to solve it with Smartsheet."
Dietmar Schmitz was first introduced to Smartsheet in 2017 and quickly saw the potential of the platform. Now, as the Senior Quality Manager & Business Excellence Expert at Siemens Energy in Germany, Dietmar uses the tool to implement release plans and scrum boards for 60 serviced dashboards. His team also provides a help desk and change request application for internal customers. When he's not working, he's spending time with his wife and daughter, cooking, taking photos, or driving his Jeep with friends.
"I have earned the 'Queen of Smartsheet' title from my colleagues."
Sara Stafford is a Nursing Professional Development Specialist and a Senior Program Manager at Stanford Health Care. With over 20 years of industry experience, ten of those as a Registered Nurse, she has seen a number of problems that could have been alleviated by breaking down technical barriers. Smartsheet has allowed her to automate many manual tasks, giving her the ability to optimize the implementation and tracking of operational changes. After using the platform to streamline her organization's contingent workforce management process, the result was a cost savings of $200,000. She enjoys creating complex, cross-sheet formulas that change the visibility of dashboards and reports in real time.
"Smartsheet is now the core driver of many complex business processes."
With over 20 years in operations and business solutions across various industries, Giacomo Crucinio is currently Head of Professional Services at Pricer, helping customers around the world innovate, digitalize stores, and get the best out of their solutions. Since first starting with Smartsheet's simple automation function in sheets, he now uses it as the key collaboration tool for customer implementations across the organization.
"Our company has been completely transformed through our adoption of Smartsheet."
David Tutwiler, Director of Information Technology at South Western Communications, first experimented with Smartsheet by creating a simple sheet for tracking project plans. Now, he's part of a small group that has taken on the task of implementing Smartsheet in every area of business, producing daily technician reports, service tracking, live financial data, and more. David even created a Fiverr account and offered Smartsheet services just to learn different use cases. For David and his team, Smartsheet isn't just a project plan tracker, it is the ecosystem they operate and live in.
"My mission is to ensure that everyone in Herotel can experience the unbelievable value that Smartsheet offers."
Michelle Basson is the Program Manager at Hero Telecommunications, covering the Western Regional District of South Africa, and was one of the first employees at the company to become Smartsheet Certified. Since then, she has become the in-house trainer and has hosted local user groups. By implementing numerous Smartsheet-based solutions, her team has been able to work more effectively with more visibility, ensuring alignment across departments. With her Can-Do spirit, Michelle has addressed challenges and improved processes overall.
"I consider this to be by far the best project management suite available."
Pete Stack is not only the Senior Director of Project Management at Optum/United Health Group, he's also the reason that five teams and hundreds of users at his company are now using Smartsheet. He has facilitated over 20 product demos internally and continues to be an ambassador for the tool, noting increased efficiency and effectiveness across the board.