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"I'm excited to continue the journey with Smartsheet, particularly in areas of integration and add-on functionality."
Brian Richardson's work for the last 25 years has spanned project management, program management, and portfolio management. In his current PMO Tools & Resource Manager role at Iron Mountain, he has had the freedom to adopt and leverage tools like Smartsheet, and provides internal consulting for his peers. He's currently building a "Quick Start" package for Iron Mountain organizations to hit the ground running with their own Smartsheet implementations.
"I'm a communicator and a collaborator, I love making sense out of chaos, and I'm always looking for a better way - Smartsheet makes all that possible!"
As Program Manager for the Japan Alliance between Rackspace, KDDI and iret, Lisa Wagstaff often needs to work collaboratively across multiple companies, time zones, and languages. Smartsheet allows her to do that, with maximum flexibility to securely collect and share as much or as little information as needed, with varying levels of stakeholders - all in English and Japanese. She is the primary go-to Smartsheet expert at her company and with her external colleagues who are looking for collaboration in real-time.
"Smartsheet has allowed me to explore a completely different career path that I'm extremely passionate about."
Emely Grisanty, Senior Project Manager at Avision Young, developed a platform in Smartsheet during the height of the pandemic that has now been rolled out to the US, Canada, Mexico, and parts of the UK, with expansion into EMEA planned for 2023. Her role has since transitioned from Construction Project Manager to managing Smartsheet across the board, growing 200 users strong and using Control Center, multi-level internal reporting with dashboards, and WorkApps that are project manager specific. She's excited to join the Overachievers and share and learn from likeminded people.
"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.
"If I can help others as a Smartsheet Overachiever, that's a huge privilege."
Mark Weeks is a Senior Project Manager within Western Australia's Mental Health Commission. He has a strong background in project and program management, technology improvements, and organizational change. Mark first started using Smartsheet in 2012 and introduced the platform to his company in 2015. Mark has been married since 1995, has two sons, a German Shepherd, a chocolate Labrador, and volunteers as a firefighter in his spare time.
"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 Business Improvement Manager at Fluence Energy in Germany, Dietmar uses the tool to manage improvement project within the EMEA region. When he's not working, he's spending time with his wife and daughter, cooking, taking photos, or driving his Jeep with friends.
"The Overachievers program makes me feel like a kid in a candy shop, surrounded by like-minded individuals who want to build wonderful things."
Michelle Basson is the Head of Digital Innovation at Herotel South Africa and is a self-described Smartsheet fanatic. For her, the opportunity to build solutions and create visibility between cross-functional teams has improved her team's way of working, ensuring alignment across departments. She is a lover of music and nature, and spends her time singing, playing piano, jogging and mountain biking.
"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.
"Smartsheet isn't just a project plan tracker, it's the ecosystem (we) operate and live in."
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 the 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.
"One of the things I love about Smartsheet is that it allows people to focus on what really matters, unleashing unlimited opportunities!"
Sofia Carolina Ruiz is a Brand Support Associate at IQVIA, a leading global provider of advanced analytics technology solutions, and clinical research services to the life sciences industry. She says Smartsheet has transformed the way she works, managing and resolving over 625 support tickets, developing over 17 use cases and solutions, and creating more than 50 dashboards. Additionally, she has conducted over 50 hours of training for more than 200 people.
"In the past year, I have assisted in an annual time savings of over $1.2M!"
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. She continues to drive inclusiveness and efficiency to ensure they can deliver on the firm's vision and goals. Having reached $1.2 million in annual time savings, Pam aims to grow that number even more.
"I have been extremely impressed by the power and flexibility of Smartsheet."
Mark Ryan has worked in the broadcast industry for almost 20 years, with the majority of that time at Vizrt, the world’s leading provider of innovative visual storytelling tools for media content creators. As a Senior Project Manager, Mark started with Smartsheet four years ago, and has grown to encompass developing and delivering a standardized tool used across all global regions where customers are located. He's excited to be a Smartsheet Overachiever and join a forum to share ideas with other users from around the world, learning from their experiences.
"I am excited to be a Smartsheet Overachiever - this is the coolest recognition I could imagine!"
Tomasz Kowalski has 15 years of experience in IT project management. After discovering Smartsheet in 2015, he became a power user once he joined Delivery Hero, the multinational online food delivery service based in Berlin, Germany. Other than Smartsheet, his passions include LGBT activism, his cats Bubbles and Sodomir, craft chocolate, and tea.
"I'm excited about being an Overachiever because I need someone other than the delivery driver to tell about how much I care about Smartsheet."
Andria Hoyle leverages Smartsheet for planning supply chain inventory and keeping projects involving the manufacturing of products used in the treatment of cancers in line and on time. The work Andria does for Seagen, a global biotech company based in Seattle, also includes leadership within its internal Project Management Community of Practice, as well as the Smartsheet Super User Group, which she established. Andria is proactive in staying up to date with Smartsheet's roadmap and consistently makes wins using the platform.
"I simply love Smartsheet and I don't know how I managed without it in the past."
Chris Scroggins is an Operations Professional at AbbVie, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. At AbbVie, he founded and now leads a Smartsheet Governance Committee dedicated to maximizing Smartsheet utilization and collaboration amongst roughly 4,000 active Smartsheet users worldwide. On a personal level, Chris is a rare disease patient, a proud LGBQTIA+ advocate, and an avid surfer. As an Overachiever, he is both proud and excited to build relationships with other Smartsheet experts, facilitate product innovation, and leverage this unique experience to further drive Smartsheet utilization within his organization.
"Once the rest of the company saw how marketing was using Smartsheet and how powerful it was, they wanted to implement it as well."
Sara is the Director of Brand and Marketing Operations at Homecare Homebase (HCHB), a software leader for home-based care agencies. With over eight years of past project management experience, Sara was excited to see that the marketing team at HCHB was already using Smartsheet when she joined the team. She quickly picked it up, developed processes and automation for the team, and now the tool is used company-wide thanks to her advocacy. Processes, automation, and color-coding are a few of her favorite things.
"I have been searching for a cloud-based project management solution for years and finally found it - Smartsheet!"
Pete Stack, Senior Director of Project Management at Optum, has spent 15 years in project management. In the last three years of being his company's Smartsheet expert, their internal licenses have increased 10 times over. He enjoys learning new Smartsheet features and continues to be an ambassador for the tool.
"I lead our company's monthly Smartsheet User Community meetings and I'm the go-to expert for my colleagues."
Justin Peters has worked in the finance industry for 10 years, holding positions in quality assurance, training, client services, and operations. He is currently the Operations Specialist at Marsh McLennan Agency and has fallen in love with Smartsheet. Additionally, he hosts a podcast called The Struggle is Real with Justin Peters, focusing on advice for young professionals.
"I have earned the 'Queen of Smartsheet' title from my colleagues."
Sara Stafford, MSN, RN, PCCN is a Senior Program Manager in healthcare. With over 20 years of industry experience, Sara says Smartsheet was "pivotal" during the height of the pandemic, especially in tracking and ensuring version control of training documents. Recently, her team has leveraged other additional components of the tool such as Dynamic View and Data Shuttle to implement initiatives, including creating a vendor management system and event review forms.