J&M Strategic Consulting welcomes Kathleen Conklin to the team as J&M’s newest Strategic Consultant. Kat carries over 10 years of experience in IT along with an outstanding track record of exceeding customer expectations. With stints in construction, recruiting, and vendor supplying, she knows exactly how to create and maintain strategies in order to achieve goals of the business.
Kat is committed to excellence and is capable of adjusting to any obstacles that may appear on her path to success. Her team-first mentality and superior people skills make her easy to work with. She has worked with developing and deploying software in the past and has formed teams to keep these projects on track. Kat’s match with J&M’s Vision & Values is staggering, as shown by her ability to lead a team and migrate information from one source to another through the work of multiple people.
Kat has worked with Jen Dodge in the past on countless projects, and it didn’t take long for Jen to see her value. “My first real interaction with Kat was actually conflict. We were on a project together that needed some issue resolution. The most important part of issue management is discussing what the next steps are to get it resolved. A lot of companies spend more time figuring out who is to blame, then what we need to do in order to move forward. Don’t get me wrong, root cause analysis is needed, but not at the expense of fixing the issue. Kat and I talked after a very heated call, and we ended up fighting over who was just going to take the blame so we could move forward! Mind you, neither one of us had pushed the buttons on the keyboard to cause the issue… but we both were going to take one for the team knowing that is what was best for the project. It was then I knew that everyone else around Kat is what was most important to her.”
Outside of the office, Kat likes to spend time at social gatherings with her family and friends. She enjoys traveling and trying new foods in the kitchen. On a nice summer day, you may find her getting some swings in on the golf course.
It is an honor to add such an incredible person and professional to our proud team. Please join J&M in congratulating Kathleen Conklin on her new role! We are excited to accomplish great things together!