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Michelle Bates
President / Founder

I’m a technology change leader.

I enjoy bringing simplicity to the complex, fast-changing world of technology for businesses of all shapes, sizes, and specialties. My strength is seeing the big picture in terms of assessing your business goals and then bringing your people and processes along as you adopt new technologies to harvest business value.

Random Facts
  • I am an accountant who grew into an enterprise change leader.
  • I was born and raised in Kalona, Iowa.
  • I believe if a girl from the land of the Amish can understand technology then anyone can understand technology.
  • I share my father’s philosophy: people come first no matter what your business goals are.
  • I’m comfortable in any setting: the boardroom, on a hiking trail, a pub, or at the kitchen table.
  • I’m fluent in tech speak, biz speak, and team speak.
  • I am known for making up words and phrases.
  • I love mid century modern design.
  • I prefer craft beer to wine.
  • I have a barn door in my house.
  • If I’m on vacation, I’m probably in the mountains or at the lake.
  • Transformational technology leader who’s really good with people
  • More than 20 years experience in Fortune 500 and start-up companies
  • Former director of IT Architecture Services for a Fortune 500 Aerospace and Defense leader
  • Extensive experience working with cloud service providers, such as Google and Amazon Web Services™

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