Jeanette is a FWSIM member for 5 years and works for the pharmaceutical giant, Boehringher Ingelheim, as a Global Functional Architect, supporting IT Sales and Marketing. She has worked for BI for 19 years and has held various roles including Director, IT Sales and Marketing.
One of the most unusual roles for Jeanette was a brief stint was on the Infrastructure side, where she led the consolidation of multiple data centers across the US into one co-located environment.
Jeanette also initiated an application rationalization project for BI, where she eliminated duplicate applications globally, that support standard business processes. This effort has allowed BI to focus on a global target architecture with standard applications.
Jeanette recently completed a 3 year program as Head Architect, overseeing the global Business, Information, Integration and Technical Architecture in support of BI’s Digital Engagement capability.
One major BI program that has been a big plus for Jeanette and others is the Workplace of the Future. This program enables Jeanette to work from home. While she makes occasional trips to Ridgefield and Germany, (the local and global company headquarters), the flexibility of working from home has been a great benefit, enabling her to be extremely productive within her global role.
While Jeanette has enjoyed her IT challenges and contributions to BI’s success, her real passion at work is in people management. She shared with me that “nothing is more rewarding than to watch the paths of the colleagues you hire, as they grow within their respective careers.”
Jeanette has had a wide range of technology experience including AI, SAP, Salesforce.com, and Adobe Marketing Cloud. She is also well-versed in Agile along with certifications in ToGAF and in ITIL.
Jeanette grew up in Stamford, graduated from Westhill High School, and received her B.S. in Business Administration and her Master’s in Industrial Psychology.
One of the benefits Jeanette derives from her FWSIM membership is participating in the mentor circle program. She said “this program has allowed me to meet some pretty talented and compassionate IT professionals. Sharing both professional and personal challenges, our group has bonded amazingly well, hence the reason why some of our initial team members have been together for 5 years.”
When not working, Jeanette is an avid golfer and rides motorcycles. In fact, she has two bikes, a Honda Shadow Phantom 750 and a Yamaha Vstar 650. Jeanette has done a number of charity rides ranging from the 9/11 Tribute, Sunshine Rides for Kids with Cancer ( Yale New Haven Hospital), and Animal Abuse Awareness/Prevention, all with common themes that support those in need.
She has ridden all around New England, Florida and Hawaii. You might even see her arrive at one of our meetings with her helmet and leathers!