The Acuity Spotlight is our way of highlighting some of the incredibly talented individuals that we’re lucky enough to have on our team. At Acuity, we value diversity and inclusion and focus our attention on bringing candidates who have a wide range of backgrounds and experiences onboard. Our mission is to build enduring relationships that provide secure, stable, and long-term predictable outcomes and we are grateful for the men and women of Acuity who embody our corporate values in everything they do.
Tell us a little about your professional background.
While I began my career in the advertising world, I quickly moved into sales and have never looked back. I have been working in construction technology sales for 13 years and I am passionate about providing solutions that create efficiency and solve problems.
What does your job at Acuity International entail?
I am part of the Engineering & Technology Solutions (ETS) business practice serving as the Director of Business Development for CostCenter, a solution estimators and contractors use to help make smarter decisions while controlling costs and risks. I am currently working hand in hand with executive leadership, product development, and cost engineering to build out the product roadmap for CostCenter. I also engage with prospects and partners across AEC Top 400 to introduce our product, identify pilot users, and gather feedback that will help continue us better understand needs and problems to shape the direction and the future state of CostCenter. I work in tandem with our marketing team to ensure we are connecting with our stakeholders and creating messaging that speaks to the specific problems the industry faces.
What are you seeing that’s different in the workplace now vs. when you first started out?
Corporate America has changed a lot since I was a recent graduate. I am slowly beginning to see more women in technology and technology leadership which gives me hope for future generations of women in STEM. I am grateful to my predecessors for carving a path of opportunity for me, and I look forward to making that path bigger and brighter for the women just getting started. Work-life balance is more widely accepted. The pandemic had a huge, honestly must-needed, impact on remote working options and it brought the health and wellness of employees front and center. With more jobs than employees available today, organizations are having to get creative about what they offer outside of compensation alone, to both attract and retain talent. Paid benefits, aggressive 401K matches, profit sharing, unlimited PTO, and flex working are just a few I see repeatedly offered. As Acuity continues to grow, I am excited to see how these shifts in corporate culture are applied across our company.
Who are some of the most influential people in your personal and/or professional life?
My father both personally and professionally. He is truly a man who leads by example, and I feel lucky to have him as a dad and as a business mentor. He taught me that knowledge is power, and honesty is always the best policy. These principles are the pillars of who I am as an individual and are at the core of my professional sales success.
What are you passionate about?
I am extremely passionate about cooking, traveling, and my Peloton. Having the opportunity to explore and experience other countries’ traditions, food, art, and culture is one of the best gifts we can ever give ourselves. Bali, by far, has been one of my most amazing trips. I also believe movement is medicine and love to start my day with a Peloton ride or yoga class. It clears my mind, wakes up my body, and sets me up to have a productive, energy-filled day.
How can we help shed light on the importance and meaning of Women’s History Month?
The gender gap is still HUGE. Celebrating progress is important, BUT we still have a long way to go. I believe it begins by ensuring girls and young women across the globe have equal access to education and training, so they are empowered to play an active role and shaping their life and future.