Gary Mendelson, Major Account Manager, Rally Software
Gary D. Mendelson is a 30+ year veteran in the technology sector. He started his career working for Digital Equipment Corporation and quickly recognized that while customers bought his hardware willingly, they did so to solve business problems and that is where his passion began for software and providing outstanding customer service.
Gary has a wide and deep level of experience within core industries such as financial services, banking, insurance, telecommunications, and regulated utilities which he has provided solutions to for many years. He describes himself as unique balance of finding new customers via creative means (sales hunter) with analytical business case development skills plus outstanding customer references.
For the last 12 years, Gary has been helping his customers bring new products to market faster with higher quality and at a reduced cost.
His business passions include: building better software, faster, and more predictably, providing un-paralleled levels of customer service, helping quantify and qualify the business and financial value they will get from an investment in his company.
His personal passions include his wife of 34 years and his two children, Sara Rose and Steven, bicycling, home renovation and being a savvy consumer.
Hope Lynch, Manager in the Program Management Center of Excellence, Red Hat
Having held multiple management and leadership roles over the course of her career (Technology, Nonprofit, Military), Hope understands the common themes that build strong and high-performing teams. Hope’s wide ranging experience in several technical and management roles provides a sold foundation to usher change through organizations. Additionally, she has outstanding interpersonal, negotiation, and mediation skills. She is adept at cost control, having reduced current labor +15% through strategic staffing and budget development while increasing available resources.
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