This Coffee & Contacts panel, knows how powerful networking can be, if done with a purpose. But, it can be hard to navigate with so many different types of people and businesses, and now the added challenge of virtual as the new norm. These 3 people have figured out some of the tips and tricks of purposeful networking, and are willing to share!
Whether it’s industrial sales, recruiting, software, or even running for public office, Scott understands what drives success, networking. Through finding common ground, building relationships, and implementing good follow up procedures, he has built a strong foundation of professional, and personal, contacts to move the ball forward.
A graduate of the University of Iowa, and involved in small business organizations for over 20 years, both as a producer and manager, Scott has found that strong people skills, giving to others, and a positive mindset, are the keys to growing your network. Many times wearing many hats in business, understanding the importance of every position in a company from the shop to the top, and being able to leverage those relationships, he believes is the framework for collaborative success.
Patrick Panayotov Beginning his career with Proceed Innovative in 2011, as a Data Analyst, Patrick learned the fundamentals of what drives a successful digital marketing campaign. Drawing from that experience in his current role, Patrick works closely with clients to bridge the gap between the technical improvements and their tangible results. He contributes his success with Proceed Innovative to his alignment with the core focus of the company, bringing new sales opportunities to our clients. Patrick graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Dual Degree in Finance and Marketing.
Katie Berganske Frank As a Senior HCM Consultant for iSolved HCM, a leader in Payroll and Human Capital Management, Katie is responsible for heading the business development in the Chicagoland area. Katie specializes in helping Human Resource Leaders elevate their experience by consulting on HR technology and solutions. After over 8 years in the industry, she prides herself on the client experience and challenges the status quo of “just payroll”. Thinking differently about how you recruit, onboard and develop talent to retain and building a culture are all part of the methodologies involved in driving a better experience.