Vanessa Curtis – Founder and Principal Consultant
If you’ve met me, then you are aware of my passion for all things tech, my innate drive to help anyone with a business problem, and my unique problem-solving capabilities. I’m focused, determined and not interested in entertaining wishy-washy ideas, concepts or conversations. I am honest, considered and polite, but don’t expect me to compromise on my values, or to not speak my mind. If you ask for my opinion, I will gladly offer it. I’ve been described as a “Funky Geek”, and I am proud to wear that badge. My passion for technology runs deep, more specifically, since my Father taught me to program in DOS and Visual Basic as a child. Not one to sit idle, later I would design new workflows in CRMs to create automated processes, or hack code so I could customise websites, landing pages and surveys. But these days, you will find me working with some great global vendors such as: Autotask, Zerto, VMware, Cisco, Puppet, and I look forward to working with many more, as well as their partner communities. My early introduction to the possibilities of tech has made me acutely aware of the hurdles and benefits of women working in IT. I am helping to advocate the opportunities through my work with Girls in Tech – a global non-profit organisation supporting women to advance their careers in STEM fields. I am also involved with VICICT4.WOMEN as part of the Marketing & Comms team. On a slightly different tact, I also help women who have experienced disadvantage find their way back into the workforce. This is also close to my heart, and I have recently started working with Fitted for Work, mentoring women on their path back into the labour force. Clearly, I’m not your average B2B technology marketing expert. I get tech, I love IT! I am not afraid to learn about technology to get your ideas off the ground. Couple my hands-on tech knowledge with 20-plus years of marketing experience and you end up with the perfect ingredients to move your business into … who knows? The opportunities are endless! If you’re looking for an edge, a way to stand out, a new perspective to follow, contact me today.