Upon graduation, I found myself at a Procter & Gamble manufacturing site where I tackled technical challenges that pushed me to learn, develop myself as a leader, and execute multimillion-dollar projects while leading cross-functional teams. This role was fundamental to my career and allowed me to develop key relationships in the industry. Some of the most exciting projects I completed during this time include two-line roll-outs (valued over $20MM each) and a Research & Development project that allowed the production of PocketPearl (A highly successful P&G brand).
Due to a desire to gain additional leadership and management experience, I decided to join Kraft Heinz in 2017. At KHC, I was put in charge of 26 mechanics and electricians while trying to manage tight budgets, KPIs, and Lean Six Sigma initiatives at a food production facility. I managed to make a positive impact on multiple metrics of the plant, primarily on Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). Unfortunately, due to a leadership decision, this plant was shut down in 2018.
While at Kraft Heinz, I developed an aptitude for leading technical projects and established a relationship with the owner of DreamVersion. DreamVersion is a small system integration firm that brought me on board as a consultant and systems integrator. Within the company, I took on multiple roles, supporting several clients (Kraft Heinz and Post Holdings) in a manufacturing setting and helping them with their digital transformation journey. Some of my projects include full plant design and roll-out, integration of multiple MES/OEE systems, and multiple PLC overhaul projects.
As I grew my capabilities on the technical side, my desire to fully understand business aspects grew. While maintaining a part-time capacity at DreamVersion, I decided to embark on a new journey that is an MBA at McGill University.
Thus far, the experience of the MBA has been incredible. I’ve made countless connections, learned about business best practices, accounting, business strategy, marketing, finance, and more. I’m hoping to apply my knowledge as well as technical background and experience to a role that will challenge me with greater problems and push me beyond what I was able to achieve to this date. I’m pursuing a dual concentration in Business Strategy and Finance.