My professional life began at the age of 15 when I was hired as an assistant office manager for a landscape design company in Reno, NV. In fact, I began as a nursery attendant and moved into the office. The office manager trained me in A/R, A/P and Bank Reconciliations for a small business as my proficiency level increased over time. By the time he was replaced by a now great friend, I had entered college to begin my Computer and Information Engineering degree. As my new supervisor increased her proficiency and affluence with the tasks, she was able to handle more of the necessary work.
This led to her recommending me to a friend who had opened a new charter school and was relying on a volunteer parent bookkeeper. I proceeded to shift my focus to the school and continued to hone my skills in bookkeeping and human resources. In addition to those tasks, I was increasing my capabilities in speaking with state and district agencies, managing the information systems infrastructure for the school, grant writing and management, and teaching children (and staff) about technology related topics.
I graduated with my B.S. in Computer and Information Engineering in 2007, and with that came a new outlook for a career. I was hired before I graduated by a gaming manufacturer in the city, where I began working while phasing myself out from the school and training my replacement. In the four years I have worked for the organization, I have assisted numerous individuals in learning new processes, enhancing their skills, and trying to help people better themselves. One of the things that I strive to do every day is to meet new people and understand their strengths, so that in the event someone asks me a question, should I not know the answer, I can lead them to the right person to help them with the task.
My focus in my professional life is to lead individuals to those who can help, and provide information in a way that is clearly understandable to them. Sometimes this has entailed informing artists of how the game is designed and what specific terminology means in terms they can relate to. All too often, engineers have severe deficiencies in enabling communication with non-engineers, and I consistently bridge this gap whenever it is needed.
With my extensive experience in accounting practices, human resources, business strategy, information systems, and engineering, I have acquired a very broad perspective of companies and the various functions. I love teaching individuals how to succeed and to collaborate effectively by removing the barriers to understanding that so frequently crop up in interdepartmental communication. To do this, I break down new technology into salient reasons for their use, rationalizations for decisions and simply conceptualizing complex topics into smaller pieces that can be understood and learned with ease.
My interests include communication, leadership, networking, technology, productivity, origami, home construction, web design and social media.
If there are any topics you would like to see, please let me know and I will see how I can help you better your business and communication! Also, should you wish to see my personal web-page with links to my online networks, personal blog and affiliated sites, please visit http://www.christian-fey.com.