Tell us about your role at itelligence
I am the Vice President of the People Line of Business. This role encompasses solutions such as SuccessFactors, SAP HCM (On-Premise), Concur and Fieldglass. Ultimately, I am responsible for leading the go-to-market strategy for this line of business, P&L, and overall success of the department. In all honestly, I couldn’t do this without the entire team I have behind me who make sure we are successful.
How long have you been with the company?
I joined itelligence through the acquisition of Symphony Management Consulting in October where I was the CEO for more than 12 years. So, I guess you could say I’ve been here forever!
Tell us three things most people don’t know about you
- My dog is in charge of me and to think any differently would be a disservice to the dog.
- My family is the most important aspect of my life. I have eight nephews and a niece – they might be in charge of me, too!
- I have a belief that you should see and experience many new things. Since I was young, I have always thought that a FUN vacation each year is important. I’ve been to Italy, Egypt, UK, Australia and many more “different” places.
If you’re not selling/managing the practice, what are you doing?
I love to travel, so I would likely be on a beach, in the sun, or just relaxing somewhere that isn’t home.
What do you see as the biggest trends in your particular area of business in 2015?
- Organizations are looking to the cloud for HCM when it comes to talent management. This includes everything from attracting to retaining talent.
- Usability and functionality are a large focus for organizations running HCM solutions. Most companies don’t want a traditional ERP, they want a product that will engage the employee, provide them with important information and allow managers access to data wherever and whenever they need it.
What do you like about working for itelligence?
The people I work with are talented, smart and care about others. Everyone is willing to help each other to be successful.
If you hadn’t pursued your current career, what would you have done?
I would probably be teaching kids how to use computers.
Can you please share a best practice or personal insight you’ve gained from your job experience that you think would be beneficial to helping your colleagues?
No two companies are alike. Everyone has unique requirements, circumstances and/or overall desires. Be open to change and be open to helping a company explore all of their options – sometimes they can be nervous and need that trusted advisor to guide them. It’s my job to help customers understand how they will accomplish their goals and figure out the best way to achieve their specific objectives.
Kellie Fitzpatrick will be speaking at HR2015 this year! Click here for more information on her two panels: Why can’t we all just get along? Tips from industry professionals on how to maintain a productive and collaborative relationship between HR and IT (on Tuesday, March 3) and Critical considerations and requirements to properly secure your SuccessFactors applications (on Wednesday, March 4).