A Day in the Life: Molly Hyslop

Molly Hyslop

Enterprise Sales Executive

Molly is an experienced business development and sales executive with extensive experience in cloud consulting for AWS and Azure. She makes a positive impact in every interaction she has with her clients and CleanSlate’s partners. Molly’s positive spirit drives her to view situations with the “glass half full” and her competitiveness aids in her success on the sales team. Outside of work, Molly relaxes by going on walks, reading, and watching her favorite Netflix and Hulu shows.

Q: Can you give a brief background on your career history?
A: I started out my career with Hewlett Packard Enterprise at one of their call centers, as an Inside Sales representative. During my time there I was fortunate to experience many new opportunities supporting different regions, interacting with different business units and leadership while selling different products. From there my career evolved into sales enablement and business development. The last 5 years have been focused on business development; cultivating new relationships for business opportunities. Now at CSTG, I have the opportunity to not only cultivate but maintain those same relationships and continue to support my clients. I enjoy getting to support clients throughout the entire “sales cycle”.

Q: What does your day-to-day look like at CleanSlate?
A: My day general consists of the following: meetings with clients, meetings with new potential clients and reaching out to schedule meetings with potential new clients for CSTG, with a lot of follow-up with partners and clients in between.

Q: What do you like about working at CleanSlate?
A: I enjoy working with my team, they are great people and hard workers. Who doesn’t appreciate that?

Q: What gets you excited about your everyday work?
A: A new challenge everyday- there is also the opportunity to learn something new.

Q: What are you looking forward to at CleanSlate and in your career?
A: Looking forward to building more client relationships and bringing them value.

Q: What are some non work-related activities that you do in your day-to-day? (this probably looks a little bit different than it did pre-covid)?
A: I enjoy/need some type of physical activity; usually walks in the neighborhood during lunch or for an afternoon break. After work, I enjoy reading books and relaxing watching my favorite Netflix/Hulu shows.

Q: What are one or two long-term goals you have?
A: Goal is to continue to create awareness of who CSTG is, so far, I feel like I have been successful, but we all know sales is never over and your consistently starting over so that goal will continue.

A Day in the Life: Liz Watson

Liz Watson

Financial Analyst

Liz has been at CleanSlate for about three years. She began in a part-time capacity as a Financial Analyst, and a little over 2 years ago came on full-time and really took on the role she has today. Outside of work, Liz spends her time working out and with family, ending most days loading a tee and throwing batting practice at ProX in Westfield to her youngest daughter. 

Q: What is your role at CleanSlate?
A: My role has evolved significantly over my 3 years at CleanSlate. I began in a part-time
capacity as a Financial Analyst, focusing on Accounts Receivable and some occasional
other tasks for our controller. A little over 2 years ago I came on full-time and really
took on the role that I have today. That role involves all aspects of project and
assignment setup, the billing and invoicing for our Services practice, managing our
contractors’ hours and billing and providing data points to our leadership team so they
can use that information to make decisions on the day to day and long-term operations
of the company.

Q: Can you give a brief background on your career history?
A: I began my career as a consultant and developer for Crowe Chizek in South Bend. After
moving to Indianapolis, I did some technical writing as a contractor before ultimately
deciding to stay home to raise our children. Then in 2013, my husband and I opened
our first Jersey Mike’s subs franchise, followed shortly thereafter by our second
location. I ran the day-to-day operations for both stores as well as all the back-office
tasks (human resources, bills, payroll, etc.) After 4 years of operating our stores, we sold
them in 2017 and I took some time off before I began with CleanSlate in 2018.

Q: What do you like about working at CleanSlate?
A: The people and the flexibility. CleanSlate provides a wonderful, flexible environment
where I feel like I can give 100% to both my work life and family life without having to
compromise either one. There has never been a group of people I have enjoyed
working with more than my coworkers at CleanSlate. They are smart, creative,
hardworking and make work fun and enjoyable.

Q: What projects are you currently working on?
A: No specific projects currently but looking to streamline some reporting processes even
more this year to be able to provide the leadership team with even better data to use in
their planning and day to day operations.

Q: What skills are you currently utilizing in your role?
A: My organization skills have really helped me to streamline the invoicing process and be
able to conduct our month end closeout more efficiently and my technical skills working
within Salesforce and utilizing some previous experience with report building.

Q: What teams are you currently working on?
A: I work primarily on the Administration/Finance team but cross over to the sales and
delivery teams as well providing answers to our salespeople and project managers on
current projects and future opportunities they may be working on.

Q: What gets you excited about your everyday work?
A: Even though I have a lot of the same tasks that I do on a regular basis, there is always
something new to tackle as well. I like being able to problem solve and provide
answers to the team and look for ways to make my processes more efficient.

Q: What are you looking forward to at CleanSlate and in your career?
A: I just want to continue to help CleanSlate grow and be able to provide our leadership
team with even better data as efficiently as possible.

Q: What are some non work-related activities that you do in your day-to-day? (this probably looks a little bit different than it did pre-covid)?
A: I always make time to get a workout in. It makes me a better employee, wife and
mother when I am taking care of myself physically and mentally. Usually, my day ends
with me loading a tee and throwing batting practice at ProX in Westfield to my youngest
daughter.

Q: What are one or two long-term goals you have?
A: As of right now I am happy with where my career is. I feel like I have a great balance
that has me feeling fulfilled professionally but also present for my family especially as
we enter these last 5 years of having children at home with us.

Q: Any fun facts about yourself, or anything else you’d like to share?
A: I am an identical twin. We have the same college degree (CIS from IU). Was born and
grew up in New Jersey before moving to Indiana at age 11. All these years later, I still
miss the food and I make Casey bring bagels back every time he flies out there for work.
Took our youngest to the 2019 Women’s College World Series which has always been
one of my bucket list items. It did not disappoint. Can’t wait to do it again.

Why IT should Modernize Capabilities to Support Corporate Change

According to a study by Gartner in 2021, 69% of director boards are wanting to accelerate digital initiatives in response to Covid-19.

Are you vulnerable?

Are you and your company ready to rise to the occasion?

In the following short clip from a webinar we hosted on 2/24 entitled “Achieving Business Agility through Modern Application Development”, Chris Seitz, CleanSlate’s VP of Product and Delivery, discusses the importance of organizations improving their IT capabilities in order to support change.

 

Interested to hear the rest of the discussion? Watch the full webinar here.

As a senior IT executive and project leader, Chris has had the opportunity to work with many of the best companies and talented professionals in the industry. His focus on strategy, architecture, and technology has allowed him to build a successful track record of delivering technology solutions that drive outstanding business value. (Source: LinkedIn)

Three Key Questions Technology Leaders Must Know

Companies and industries are growing and changing constantly, making the environment for your organization uncertain.

In a webinar we hosted on 2/24 entitled “Achieving Business Agility through Modern Application Development”, Chris Seitz, CleanSlate’s VP of Product and Delivery, posed three key questions that all technology leaders must be able to answer:

  1. Have you taken steps to future-proof your operation?
  2. Do your critical systems provide flexibility to pivot?
  3. Are you positioned to offer new digital services?

In the following short clip, Chris discusses the first of these questions around future-proofing your operation:

Interested to hear the rest of the discussion? Watch the full webinar here.

As a senior IT executive and project leader, Chris has had the opportunity to work with many of the best companies and talented professionals in the industry. His focus on strategy, architecture, and technology has allowed him to build a successful track record of delivering technology solutions that drive outstanding business value. (Source: LinkedIn)

A Day in the Life: Anna Pullman-Rainbolt

Anna Pullman-Rainbolt

IT Operations engineer

Anna has been with CleanSlate for 6 years. Her role has really evolved here at CleanSlate, now providing the service, technology tools and infrastructure for CleanSlate. Anna was also an integral part of CleanSlate’s move to our new office! Anna and her husband (pictured) have a goal to watch a home game at all MLB parks – they have checked off 8 so far.

Q: What is your role at CleanSlate?
A: My role really evolved here at CleanSlate, now serving as the IT Operations Engineer – providing the service, technology tools and infrastructure for CleanSlate. With our growing company and a recent move to a new office, I stepped into my operations role to provide a real focus to organize and facilitate our internal technology solutions. The past year, as with many organizations, has presented many logistical challenges in delivering services. As with any challenge, new opportunities arose to deliver creative solutions. My role hopefully has brought a spot of energy and thought leadership to bridge the needs of our talented staff. I started 6 years ago at CleanSlate within the ITAM practice working with clients to implement BigFix technologies including ILMT and Inventory. Within the ITAM practice we help dive into license compliance auditing for metrics not captured by system automations. Today, I still provide assistance for projects in our ITAM practice, as well as, some near to my heart collaboration projects within Domino, M365 or Google Suite.

Q: Can you give a brief background on your career history?
A: I grew up in a family that owned their own business and bring that perspective of ownership to every position I have been lucky to have. I was fortunate enough to get a position in IT as a System Administrator 1987 – working my first million dollar project in 1991 migrating a user base from Unix dumb terminals to a Windows 3.0, Novell Netware and what is now called Microsoft Office applications. Back then, in IT your role was less siloed. You did all things IT, from pulling wire and patch panels, building servers to training your user base. I have been lucky to work on very interesting projects over the course of my career. One of the most interesting was being part of a team that developed a new mortgage loan origination process. This project had man facets including developing our own application delivery, role based access, and managed large data transfers over T1 digital modems across the US. This was all delivered at a time when 3rd party solutions were not in existence. I have enjoyed the diversity of evolution of technology and since that timeline engineering mostly in collaborative infrastructures managing over 10,000 users, 31 servers 150 applications for a global company. Its been refreshing coming to consulting allowing me to leverage my diverse set of experiences gained over the past 34 years and being able to mentor others based on those experiences.

Q: What do you like about working at CleanSlate?
A: I enjoy the diversity of opportunity and I am always energized by our talented people at CleanSlate. My role here feeds well with my “jack-of-all-trades” abilities and experiences. The people here are a true bonus. This is a group professionals that all desire to do their best work everyday and work together as a team to lift everyone to achieve more.

Q: What projects are you currently working on?
A: I have an aggressive IT roadmap for CleanSlate in 2021. We are investing in new SSO and MFA technologies, revamping our project delivery workflows and access/device provisioning processes.

Q: What skills are you currently utilizing in your role?
A: I have really been leveraging my license compliance and usage to further optimize our spend on our technologies.

Q: What teams are you currently working on?
A: My projects get to bridge processes across our different teams. We just kicked off an Operations Excellence team to evaluate new ways to better deliver services not only to CleanSlate but more importantly our clients.

Q: What gets you excited about your everyday work?
A: Making people happy and hopefully making their IT experience more seamless and stress free everyday.

Q: What are you looking forward to at CleanSlate and in your career?
A: I look forward to further growing CleanSlates technology space and teams. There are so many fun projects coming up sometimes its hard to know where to start.

Q: What are some non work-related activities that you do in your day-to-day? (this probably looks a little bit different than it did pre-covid)?
A: Ahh – how Covid changes many things. I do miss our large family gatherings and traveling. This past year instead of traveling abroad, we created our own vacation home right at home doing some hands-on construction around the house. Hopefully, we can get back to family gatherings – traveling to a beach where they serve cute umbrella drinks, and attending sporting events again.

Q: Any fun facts about yourself, or anything else you’d like to share?
A: I used to run competitively in high school and college. Running has been a real passion. I was the 1984 Marion County, Sectional and Regional Champion in the 800. I was on the inaugural Girls Cross Country Team at the University of Southern Indiana and ran for Team Reebok and the Wilma Rudolph Foundation. I ran in our cities infamous Mini Marathon finishing in the top 10 at one time. I have not ran competitively for a few years now, but still volunteer for events like the Mini Marathon every year.