People often ask me what it is about this place that's kept me and many of my colleagues around for more than a decade. It's what's embodied in the new Finn Partners mission to be the best place in the industry to work. A number of tangibles and intangibles underpin our philosophy—that happy, motivated people do their best work and enjoy positive relationships with colleagues and clients.
I spent the first two years of my career in an all-tech boutique firm in Boulder, Colorado, fascinated by the height of the dot.com boom and wondering how in the world companies with no revenue could command tens and hundreds of millions from venture capitalists and public markets. I got my first taste of the electric atmosphere of Silicon Valley and had the opportunity to work with a few technology and telecom leaders, such as Worldcom, SprintPCS and Baan Software, a business software provider that ignited a passion for enterprise technology.
That passion brought me back home to Chicago to work for a budding B2B and enterprise technology practice that I now lead. Though I've worked with B2B companies of all kinds, from LexisNexis to electronics manufacturer Morey Corporation, my particular emphasis and expertise is business software. My perspective comes from having developed and executed comprehensive PR programs for companies of all sizes, from industry leaders such as Teradata, SPSS, IPC and SunGard to challengers such as ASG Software Solutions, Kinaxis, ultra-fast-growing Echo Global Logistics and UC4 Software, where my team and I are collaborating to serve in the internal role of senior director of Analyst and Public Relations in addition to serving as agency of record.
Deep domain knowledge in enterprise software and multiple vertical industries help the team and I serve in a true strategic role for our clients, with informed insights and effective, long-term influencer relationships.