Holly and I have worked together on three deals in 2017 and 2018. Holly is a joy to work with and I have enjoyed my time working with her. I have come to know her as a truly valuable asset to the team. She is honest, dependable, knowledgeable and incredibly hard-working. Beyond that, she provides valuable insight and forward thinking that has provided strategic direction in our approach to our clients.
Her knowledge of the workings of IBM and expertise in account management is an enormous advantage to our team. She continues to place this skillset to work in delivering strategic focus for the team with the ability to keep in mind IBM goals and balancing that with what the client objectives.
Along with her undeniable talent as a leader and forward thinking, Holly has been a joy to work with. She is a true team player, and always manages to foster positive discussions and bring the best out of the team.
Frans van Ellekom
Client Solutions Integration Leader at Solutions Integration Hub
I’m pleased to write a recommendation for Holly Yoder. Holly and I were peers as Delivery Program Executives for IBM’s Cloud Managed Services Delivery (MSD). From a technical perspective, Holly very quickly grasped extremely complex infrastructure designs and methodology. From a customer perspective, Holly was a trusted adviser and advocate, and from a personal perspective, she proved to be a leader on the team, often taking on extra internal items or projects to benefit our Organization and IBM.
I was particularly impressed by Holly’s ability to handle even the toughest clients—with ease, a skill which can take years to develop among client service professionals, but it seemed to come perfectly naturally to her. Holly would be an asset to any organization.
Theresa Prewett, PMP
Client Executive and Delivery Program Manager, Cloud Managed ERP Solutions at Velocity Technology Solutions
I have worked with Holly on complicated projects in developing services, and the costs for those services. These dynamic automation offerings are complex services that incorporate many variables including cost takeout from incident reduction, automation, labor from around the world, tooling, service management and many other factors that impact these models. Holly was always quick to understand the goals and masterful and developing the models to reach those goals. What could have taken many months with someone less capable was accomplished in short order working with Holly.
Global Offering Manager (Network) at IBM
I love working with Holly.
Our first project together was a real challenge. The time between first customer contact and customer signature on the contract was about 10 days. Obviously, the customer was motivated for a change and was okay with a vague contract to do so.
Holly stepped into that uncertainty to make sense of everything. She applied her Financial background to align the contract with the requirements, and then took ownership of the customer’s largest site for the transition project. This site included a walk-up station for end users to bring their devices for immediate repair, which was the centerpiece of the transition and a resounding success.
In addition, Holly interacted with customer senior leadership on a regular basis to provide status and resolve issues. She was always welcomed openly because she delivered honest updates, whether positive or less so. Holly received unanimous praise for her presence in front of the customer.
Our next work assignments were on pre-sales engagements. Holly always played a key role in developing the transition view to match the RFP requirements. She also represented her area of expertise during oral presentations to the customer, and was noted for the way she handled herself during those sessions.
I hope our paths cross again soon!
David A. Sanders
Transition & Transformation Senior Program Manager at IBM
Holly supported my team in the role of a Delivery Project Executive for a complex SAP solution. She proved herself to be a highly skilled and competent technical leader. Holly led a diverse global technical team in a matrix environment while working for my team. One of the more challenging projects she led was the migration of a traditional hosted SAP environment to a cloud environment. Due to her experience and leadership expectations were met and all deliverables were on time with high quality. In summary, Holly consistently delivered value add results while delivering to client needs. She remains a trusted advisor. She is a pleasure to work with and I would give Holly a very strong recommendation due to her proven positive track record and extremely high work ethic.
Linda Fuschino, PMP
Senior Vice President