Drives Successful Transformations via Strategic Collaboration and Effective Program Management
Seasoned leader with 25+ years' leading global program management, and strategic planning and execution
Builds strong relationships and collaborates with cross-functional leaders and teams at all levels
Based in Austin, TX. Willing to travel as needed
Sharon Kriech is the founder and principal consultant at Next Endeavor, Inc. A seasoned leader, with 25+ years’ experience in global program management, strategic planning, execution and program governance, she has worked with all types of corporate leaders to deliver innovative transformation programs.
Sharon has built her business via thoughtful collaboration and trusted relationships at all levels of the organization. This is what allows her to deliver successful results and impactful business outcomes. She has led large, complex global programs that delivered transformation via software implementation, process simplification, operational efficiencies, and outsourcing. Sharon achieves results with a resourceful, can-do attitude, a growth-mindset, solution-oriented approach, and willingness to work across organizational boundaries to bring teams together.
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Sharon lives in Austin, TX. She graduated Cum Laude from the University of Arizona with a degree in Business Administration, Management Information Systems. Sharon has three children at various stages of adulthood, making her a nearly empty nester. She loves to travel, and with some additional free time, she is exploring new hobbies and planning her next adventure.
To learn more about Sharon visit her LinkedIn or contact her directly via email.
"Sharon was a great addition to our project. She provided an organized approach to managing and communicating issues. The transparency enabled us to effectively communicate with our executives and ensure priorities were aligned across the teams. Sharon's flexible approach and "how can I help" attitude made her a pleasure to work with."
~ Monia Derambures - Sr. Manager, WW Partner Incentives & Investments, NetApp
Cristina Rutgers-Astolfi - Senior Manager, Customer Experience, HP, Inc.
“Sharon is an exceptional program manager and leader. She works across boundaries and is always asking how she can help and bring value to the team. One such example is when she stepped in to lead the stabilization for our recently deployed CX platform. Her strong organizational skills and ability to assess the business impacts allowed us to prioritize issues quickly. She partnered with the team to establish a sense of urgency and collaboration to resolve those top priorities in a timely manner. She maintained strong communications throughout, working at the detailed level with the team and managing expectations at the executive level, keeping everyone informed. I strongly recommend Sharon; she is an asset to any organization or team."
Gina Batali-Brooks - CEO, Is Inspired, LLC
“We brought Sharon in to help us establish a framework and governance structure to navigate post-implementation challenges with a third-party solution provider. Her expertise in these areas allowed us to deliver solutions more efficiently and with greater transparency. Sharon's focus on the people and relationships was another key component to help us maintain strong partnerships and collaboration through this process. I would highly recommend Sharon to deliver complex, strategic programs."