Vice President of Operations
I remove barriers so our operations team can solve problems and accomplish their goals.
Day to Day
I think of myself as a "servant leader." I put the operations and sales teams first and use my position to break down barriers to operations and production—of battery packs, drive units, solar glass, and other technologies for sustainable energy—so that my team can do their jobs and accomplish their goals.
Skills & Qualities Beyond School
Critical thinking is very important when working in operations; the skill is invaluable for problem-solving. It's also important to be able to convey a message and a vision that your team can accurately follow.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for college students
Talk to as many people in as many different industries as you can. Think about your interests and what you're naturally good at, and then leverage your experiences around your strengths. Make sure you pay attention to developing your interpersonal skills while in college. Those skill sets are just as important in the workforce as the actual curriculum you're learning.