Q | Tell us about yourself. What’s your professional background like, and what brought you to CE Broker?
A | Right out of college, I became a project manager for a national new housing construction company. I was responsible for all exterior construction for 11 housing developments. With hundreds of dependencies each week, hard deadlines, and high expectations from site managers, crews, and home buyers, I quickly learned the importance of systematically tackling the problems at hand and the need for open communication and transparency.
I noticed the parallels between construction and software development and made the transition to tech 4 years ago. I’ve had the opportunity to help entire organizations implement agile frameworks, refine product and development processes, and launch really cool applications that serve our users well.
I am passionate about enabling people to grow, learn, and live a more passion-filled life. Through the solutions we provide, I truly believe we lighten the burden of CE for licensed professionals so that they have more time to pursue what brings them to life.
“I am passionate about enabling people to grow, learn, and live a more passion filled life.”
Q | What are some of your biggest accomplishments in your prior roles?
A | Creating an environment for growth, open communication, customer collaboration, and a sense of ownership for those building the software is what I strive to bring to any organization. In the past, I’ve helped implement frameworks that did all of the above, and it changed everything. The culture of how work was done, problems solved, communication, and delivery of world-class software completely changed.
Q | What do you hope to accomplish in your role as Sr. Product Owner?
A | As the product owner, I have the unique opportunity of working with all stakeholders, being at the nucleus of a product as feedback, requests, goals, and opportunities all pass through. I hope to create further collaboration, visibility, open communication, and delightful experiences that solve our customer’s needs as we expand CE Brokers solutions for educational providers, regulatory boards, and licensed professionals.
“CE Broker offers world class solutions for regulatory boards and licensed professionals to track and complete continuing education.”
I envision CE Broker becoming the trusted national platform for hosting, approving, and tracking continuing education. I hope to remove any barriers as we move towards that goal.
Q | Which of CE Broker’s core values resonates with you the most, and why?
A | I pursued a career here because all of CE Broker’s core values align with my personal core values. The two that resonate most with me at the moment are “Think Green” & “Pursue growth and learning.”
I love learning, and applying what I learn to what I do brings me to life. Many organizations say they want their employees to learn and grow, but few give their employees the means, time, and ability to apply what they learn to how the organization runs. With learning comes new knowledge, and with knowledge comes change and growth. As a company, CE Broker is committed to all of the above, always striving to be better.
I’ve seen this play out through our commitment to “Thinking Green.” With knowledge of the current state of the environment, the organization has committed to being carbon neutral and recently doubled down by joining 1% For The Planet, meaning we are committed to donating 1% of our annual sales to nonprofit organizations whose work protects our planet for future generations to come.
Q | What’s the one thing you’d want others to know about you?
A | I love helping others grow and realize their potential and passions. I’m always available to chat.
Welcome to the team, Jared!