Meet Our New Strategic Consultant, Joseph Nabity

J&M Strategic Consulting, Inc. is thrilled to welcome Joseph Nabity to the team as a Strategic Consultant.  Joseph graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2014 and immediately gained experience in IT.  He followed up an internship with stints in systems analysis, business analysis, and data analysis and modeling.  He was as a key part of IT system support for HR and benefits.  His commitment to exceeding expectations and doing his part to make an entire team better make him a desirable professional and an inspirational individual.

According to Mike Dodge, “It took less than three minutes to realize that Joseph is J&M material. Along with his professional accomplishments, he embodies our vision and values. That combination makes Joseph an incredible member of our team.”

The relationships Joseph has formed have driven his professional path to J&M and will continue to open roads towards success along his journey.  For the past three years, he has worked with Briceon Mundt, who has seen his shining stardom first hand.  “Joe exudes commitment and excellence with every assignment he receives.  It doesn’t matter if he is handed the most daunting or menial of tasks, he will give his full attention and effort, and complete the job on time with the highest quality.  The most remarkable thing about Joe is his undeniable ability to walk into a room, and inspire the least cooperative of teams to realize that they either succeed together, or fail apart.”

At J&M, our Vision & Values sit at the top of everything that we do.  This emphasis is something that attracted Joseph from the very beginning.  “When I first learned about J&M, I was instantly impressed with their commitment to their Vision & Values,” Joe explained.  “In past work environments, I have found myself juggling too many tasks, finding it hard to say no, and wasting time guessing at reasoning and direction behind tasks.  It is inspiring to see that J&M is committed to promoting balance and transparency amongst the team.  J&M places great value behind their employees and I am thrilled to get an opportunity to join that team.”

J&M Strategic Consulting is elated to take the next step with Joseph on board.  Join us in welcoming Joseph Nabity to the J&M team!

 

Kathleen Conklin joins J&M as a Strategic Consultant

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!

J&M Brings in Briceon Mundt as Strategic Consultant

J&M Strategic Consulting is elated to announce our addition of Briceon Mundt as a Strategic Consultant.  Briceon brings enthusiasm to his work every day and shares his positive attitude with everyone that crosses his path.  His dedication and passion for being a leader make him the perfect fit for J&M’s Vision & Values.  In fact, it was the Vision & Values that enticed Briceon to become a part of the team:

“When talking with Mike and Jen about J&M, I was completely sold the second I saw the company’s vision and values.  Many companies talk a great talk, but hardly follow through on their vision.  Jen and Mike not only built a company around balance, excellence, and being an all-around good person, but they exude what they preach in everything that they do.  That difference is what puts J&M above the rest.”  -Briceon Mundt

Briceon graduated from the University of Nebraska in 2014 and has been working in IT ever since.  He interned at Kiewit, where he first encountered Jen Dodge.  Upon meeting Briceon, Jen spoke highly of him.  “It only took ten minutes after meeting Briceon to figure out that it’s just a matter of when, not if, he will join J&M Strategic Consulting.”  She went on, “His great attitude, willingness to learn, and leadership is what stood out immediately.”

Briceon’s unrivaled commitment to excellence allows him to stand out among his peers.  Strategic Consultant Tracie Hephner has also worked with Briceon in the past.  When asked about him, she chimed in, “Briceon is an incredible asset to any team.  His dedication to each task regardless of the assignment is detailed, thorough, and efficient.”

As J&M continues to grow, we want to place the right people in the right places to be successful.  We are delighted to welcome Briceon to the team as we believe he is in a position that will benefit himself as well as everyone he encounters.  His personality and professional ability make him an ideal representative of J&M Strategic Consulting.  We are blessed to have him on our team and are excited for the remarkable things to come.

Please join J&M in welcoming Briceon Mundt!

Tracie Hephner Joins J&M as Strategic Consultant

J&M Strategic Consulting is pleased to announce our addition of Tracie Hephner as a Strategic Consultant.  Tracie has over twenty years of experience in IT and has worked as a project manager for almost four years.  She has focused in implementations and has been a key member of IT support teams on major financial projects in the past.

With J&M, Tracie will be a project manager to ensure that our clients are headed down the right path in order to exceed their goals.  She will assess client needs to create and implement a custom IT strategy that aligns the people, process, and technology by which our clients will succeed.

Our excitement at J&M stems from Tracie’s success and her relationship with J&M President Jen Dodge.  Having collaborated on numerous projects in the past, Jen knows how Tracie will exemplify the Vision & Values in and out of the office.

“I met Tracie on a project a few years ago and it didn’t take long to realize that our engagement wasn’t just a reason or a season,” Jen stated.  “As hockey moms, we have a unique connection.  We treat our projects just like our children’s hockey games: no excuses, work like a team, and no “I can’t.”  When upper management asked me if she was in the right role or could handle a transformation, I explained without hesitation that she could be placed anywhere and will succeed.  The most important thing to Tracie is the success of everyone else around her.”

Tracie’s selflessness and dedication will make her successful in everything that she does.  We are honored to have her as a part of our team and look forward to our shared success.  Please join J&M in welcoming Tracie Hephner to our team!

Account Executive Opportunity with J&M

 

J&M Strategic Consulting is looking for an Account Executive responsible for outside sales. This is a national sales position, with preference that the person is based out Ohio or Pennsylvania. Focus will be on selling consulting services including assessments, road mapping, implementation, process improvement and organizational analysis. This candidate must come with existing relationships, leads and a book of business not subject to existing non-compete agreements. The compensation package includes salary plus a generous commission, uncommon to the IT industry. Other benefits include health insurance, simple IRA match as well as other potential bonus earnings.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION:

  • Identify leads, manage prospects and acquire new business.
  • Build relationship with potential clients.
  • Work closely with marketing to prepare material for sales calls.
  • Partner with recruiting to place consultants.
  • Prepare and deliver weekly sales status.
  • Expanding existing relationships.

EXPECTATIONS

  • Uphold J&M Strategic Consulting Vision and Values.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently to meet or exceed goals.
  • Must be organized with good time management skills.
  • Possess proven analytical/problem solving solutions for the customer and the company.
  • Experience in developing and executing territory sales strategies.
  • Possess strong presentation, negotiation, and closing skills.
  • Must have reliable transportation.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Proven outstanding sales track record.
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years selling consulting services.

Peggy Langholdt Joins J&M Strategic Consulting

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Peggy brings over 20 years of Office Management experience to J&M Strategic Consulting.  Managing, growing, and expanding businesses, talent acquisition, budgeting, forecasting and daily execution are just part of her career accomplishments.  “Managing the firms accounting practice cannot be overstated as a key enabler for growth,” said Peggy Langholdt.

“Peggy joining the team brings us to another level of maturity,” said Jen Dodge.  “Her attention to detail, while being a world class customer service person is what brought us together.”

Outside of work, Peggy enjoys spending time with her family and friends; having 6 children and 1 puppy make for a very busy life.  She is an avid Cubs fan who loves spending time cooking and baking for the people she cares so much about.

J&M Welcomes Koby Uhrig as Social Media Consultant

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Jen Dodge knew when she met 8-year-old Koby at The Beaver County Ice Rink, that Koby would be an over achiever. “Koby was different than most of his peer hockey players. Don’t get me wrong, he was a goof ball like the rest of them, but was more mature than the other kids. He showed a mature wit in his sense of humor and most people missed his jokes.” By the time he was 12 he already had acquired his hockey officiating certification and reffed his first game in November 2007. “Mike and I have been talking about hiring him for two years or so and wanted to wait for the right timing. We are very excited for what he brings to the team.”

Koby Uhrig is joining J&M Strategic Consultants, Inc. as our Social Media Consultant.  Koby has over two years of professional experience in managing social networks, and is pursuing a communications degree at Bowling Green State University.  He provides our team with the necessary knowledge and experience to enhance J&M’s reach across all social media platforms.

Koby joined the social media team of BGSU Hockey in January 2016, introducing fresh personality and content to the page along with live tweeting Falcon hockey games.  Since joining, the page has increased followers by about 18%, and is expected to surpass 7,000 followers this season.

Away from J&M, Koby works gameday operations for both the National Football League and the Pittsburgh Pirates.  As a Television Timeout Coordinator for the NFL in Pittsburgh, he communicates on the field with league and game officials on the timing and execution of media timeouts.  For the Pirates, he works home games as a 50/50 vendor in their gameday operations department.

At J&M, we are committed to our vision and values that set us apart from other consulting firms.  Koby will enhance our online presence and allow us to build a strong network via his passion and determination to be great.  His ability to balance multiple projects and schedules at once show his commitment to success and we are honored to have him on our team.

 

Welcome Terry Langholdt to J&M

J&M Strategic Consulting is pleased that Terry Langholdt has joined our team as a Strategic Consultant. Terry believes that information technology should be a compliment to your business, not a hurdle. Terry brings 30 years of experience in the IT field. He has seen many generations of programming and systems that comprise the majority of today’s landscape and has a unique point of view in being able to see the value of each stage of adoption.

“Big IT is for all companies, not just for large corporations.  It should be a service that is available and valuable for each business, no matter what the size.”  Terry’s skills have grown and changed throughout his career, beginning with programming, systems and network administration, spending the last 15 years in Management for a major CPG company.

Being able to speak both business and IT is an essential skill in today’s market place.  Knowing how to leverage systems integration to support business objectives is a market differentiator. Terry sees that having a depth of experience managing people, processes, and technology provides the tools for success. 

J&M Values and Vision are what makes this firm stand out from the sea of consultants out there.  Our commitment to those core ideals is our foundation. According to Jen Dodge, “Terry exemplifies our company’s core values of teamwork and excellence in his personal and work life.”

Linda Vance Joins J&M Strategic Consulting, Inc.

Please join us in welcoming Linda Vance to J&M Strategic Consulting, Inc. as our new Executive Administrator. In this role Linda will be focused on supporting our sales and marketing efforts along with various back office initiatives. Linda brings several years of sales experience and has worked closely with J&M on recent marketing campaigns. “I’m extremely excited about Linda joining our company. She brings energy, hard work, and excellence to the table everyday. She is a role model for all of our employees as she is the epitome of J&M’s Vision & Values,” according to Jen Dodge who has known Linda for 13 years.

Outside of work, Linda enjoys spending time with her family including husband Ken, son Frank, step children Brian and Jen, and grand-daughter Ava. She is a lifelong Pittsburgh resident, avid Steelers fan who also follows the Penguins and New York Rangers. When Linda has time, she also enjoys reading and baking.

 

 

Congratulations to our new Director of Sales

Today is Natalie’s one year anniversary with J&M Strategic Consulting. She has brought a level of professionalism and dedication to success that has helped us define our values as a company. Natalie has driven our social media, accounting, marketing, and sales in the role of Global Brand Manager. We are very proud of Natalie’s accomplishments and her role in growing our company.

That being said, Natalie has chosen to focus on sales. In her new role as Director of Sales she will be focused on expanding our client base and assuring that we have the talent to help our clients succeed. Please join us in congratulating Natalie on her success and wish her good luck in her new role.