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Rewire not Retire: Re-envisioning Life and Career

10/21/2020 @ 14:00 - 15:00 EDT

After nearly 20 years of providing IT project management services and serving in senior IT leadership roles as an employee, Monique Maddox, Founding Principal and CEO of Macrame Technologies, LLC resigned her corporate leadership position to pursue her dream to own and operate a business where she could provide high quality, competitively priced professional IT services in a manner that is client-focused and highly ethical.

Monique’s desire to be an independent business owner stems from observing the passion and drive for success that her father exhibited in his own construction business. From her dad, she learned several lessons about risk, failure and how to engage customers that are key to her business’ success. Knowing that risks exist in virtually every aspect of life, Monique has been adept in identifying risks and acting with precision to minimize negative impacts while positioning her business to maximize potential gains. Monique has learned that although failure is never the objective, failure is often an unpleasant necessity that provides insight and perspective that can be used to refine a product or service. Monique doesn’t fear failure and always seeks opportunities to improve her business based on past experiences. Lastly, Monique has learned that regardless of whether your customer is a consumer or a business, personal relationships are critical to earning initial and maintaining ongoing engagements. She works to connect with every customer and to build a rapport establishing her business’ credentials and capabilities.

About our speaker: With more than 20 years of management experience, Monique Maddox has witnessed companies (large and small) make pivotal decisions that have both assisted and hampered their growth. EnFORM Technology, LLC positioned itself for a successful buyout by SunGuard to become SunGuard Consulting. Wells Fargo launched an unsuccessful bid to become the first banking institution with an electronic loan file. Monique retired from Carlson Wagonlit Travel in 2015 to found Macrame Technologies and become more active in the angel investment community.

Monique Maddox has years of experience working with global companies on data governance and risk protection. Monique currently serves on a number of boards, and as a Business Advisor for University of Minnesota’s Office for Technology and Commercialization. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Prairie View A&M University. She and her husband have one daughter, and currently live in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


14:00 - 15:00 EDT