A passionate organizer of people and initiatives, Erica Smigielski brings over twenty years of experience in project leadership to financial software and Saas companies who are looking to launch their next big project.
Erica holds certifications as a Stanford Advanced Project Manager as well as a Certified Group Facilitator, making her a master orchestrator of strategic planning, as well as a skillful communicator who can expertly navigate complex group dynamics.
Erica got her first taste of project management at Advent, where after 6 years of successfully leading a technical support team, she transitioned into a new role as project manager. It wasn’t long before she’d introduced a PMO framework to the organization, including formalizing processes, tools, and reporting. She spent 3 years building her team, hiring, grooming and mentoring other project managers before expanding again. In her next role, Erica was project managing new business initiatives, where she took on global, cross-functional projects with 3rd party partners, and oversaw projects from concept to launch. This was where Erica found her sweet spot: mentoring teams, championing projects, garnering buy-in, and becoming the spokesperson to communicate upward and outward to get great work completed. After more than 14 collective years dedicated project management work, Erica decided to bring her services to more organization by striking out on her own and introducing SparkPath.
Since then, she’s had the joy of helping her clients launch large-scale projects and initiatives ranging from company reorganizations, acquisitions, partnership launches, and new product or service offerings for groups ranging from mid-size business to global organizations.
When she isn’t planning for her clients, she’s masterfully orchestrating for her social family, which includes two busy and bubbly twin daughters and her stalwart, adventurous husband.
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