I pride myself on the quality of the work I do — and on the quality of the relationships I forge with both clients and developers.
But don't take my word for it — consider taking theirs...
I've had the pleasure of working with Kim on a broad range of successful projects and ongoing systems maintenance over the past 10 years. As a software developer for 25 years I've only worked with a few project managers of her caliber. Kim has an innate ability to understand a client's complex needs and convert that into a concise specification that everyone can understand, from the client to the coder.
Kim has a high standard of quality, professionalism, and attention to detail that is apparent in her work and in her personality. When working with Kim I find myself double and triple checking my work before turning it over for review. Not much gets by her and she'll raise the bar for any team or organization she is engaged with. Just as important are Kim's sense of wit and levity, which can keep a team cohesive and productive when under pressure.
Finally, Kim is diligent about maintaining and updating detailed technical specifications and documentation throughout the life cycle of a project. She has an additional skill of being able to provide broader visual diagrams of complex systems that keep things in perspective for everyone involved. On our first project together getting these constant updates seemed excessive, but very quickly we all came to rely on these updates to keep a large complex project from running off the tracks. If there were any question about a specific detail one only had to look at Kim's up-to-the-minute documentation to keep moving forward, avoid unnecessary meetings or reviews, and stay on schedule.
Maxwell Klein, Owner Maxwell Klein Consulting ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kim has been a confederate and patron ever since we started a complex database-driven and customized startup online community for seniors. She brought a sizable project to our team. Right from the initial impressions, she presented herself with utmost professionalism, clarity in her communication (or requests ), and openness to suggestion.
As a client , Kim has always been proactive in her requests and responded to each one of our queries and requests for feedback carefully and clearly. We have appreciated some instances where she was able to point out even the minutest of missing pieces in the deliverable.
Her explanations, documentation, and product-checking have been remarkable and they would be a big plus in undertaking any sized-project successfully. In rare conflicting situations, she handled them calmly and was able to pacify relations with utmost expertise.
It has been a wonderful experience working with Kim all this while as a long-term associate.
Yam Chhetri, Owner Web Experts Nepal
It was my great pleasure and honor to work with Kim Marshall on a variety of projects over the past few years. We were board members of a large community organization and also worked together at a non-profit organization she founded.
Kim is intelligent, professional, analytical and detail-oriented. Her tremendous verbal and written communication skills, problem-solving talent and ability to contribute as part of a cooperative team make her a delightful addition to any project.
Whether as an individual contributor, a member of a team or a manager, her passion for excellence and extraordinary work ethic invariably lead to success.
As members of the Board of Directors,, Kim and I worked to bring quality and process to an organization that suffered from dissent, chaos and turnover of key personnel. Kim was recruited to join the club’s board for her technical and organizational skills. She created a superior website that has become the focal point of all the club’s operations.
There is no question in my mind that we now have the best website of all the 120+ clubs and organizations in our community. This website is a great boon for our members, saves our board members time and simplifies club operation in every way.
In no small part due to her efforts, turnover is down and board satisfaction is up. Kim also completely revamped the club’s accounting process. Not content to merely complete her work with exceptional results, Kim left behind some of the best project documentation I’ve ever seen.
No matter the difficulty of the assignment, we always knew we could count on Kim to deliver results that surpassed all our expectations.
Kim’s entrepreneurial talent and ambition led her to found Golden Grapevine, a start-up based on the premise that exceptional senior communities must provide to their residents a robust yet easy-to-use internal social network. Kim wrote the business plan and all the specifications, recruited and managed talented offshore engineers to do the programming, and managed the project start to finish. Her dedication, skill and insightful leadership inspired others to do their best.
Although a substantial helping of short-term thinking and “not invented here” syndrome in our community kept the project from being adopted, Golden Grapevine remains a brilliant combination of exceptional design and easy-to-use functionality and a shining testimonial to her development talents.
Kim’s experience and skill set will be a welcome addition to any project and/or organization. It’s as simple as this: if she works for you, you will get outstanding work. I give her my highest recommendation.
Steve Spanier, President Oakmont Boomers Club
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- As COO of a very successful small business, I had the pleasure of working with Kim Marshall as the company's CFO/CIO for over 10 years. During that timeframe the company went through several software implementations.
Kim’s ability to understand what the company’s immediate needs were as well as those in the future was a huge asset. Her insight and ability to project future needs resulted in an integrated software solution that was easily adaptable to the company's changing needs. That adaptability resulted in a huge long-term savings for the company.
Kim's excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and exceptional documentation skills — as well as her sense of humor — were greatly appreciated by our entire team.
The programs that Kim implemented are the core of our daily business practices today and no doubt will be long into the future.
Eileen Lott, COO MDC
I have known and worked with Kim Marshall for over 12 years in a variety of situations but mostly as an outside accounting consultant when she was the CFO of a rapidly-expanding distribution company in Northern California. Throughout many years in my career, I have worked with quite a variety of people, and it isn’t difficult to pick out the ones that immediately come to mind as truly “excellent” in all aspects of their work. Kim is always right at the top. Kim is delightful and personable with a great sense of humor and ability to listen carefully to others, determine the various issues facing an organization and have clear insight on how to proceed. She not only gets the overall “big picture” of a project very quickly, but also immediately begins to break it down into the nitty-gritty details of what needs to get done in a methodical and logical way. She is extremely attentive to the project details, is able to communicate skillfully and write procedures precisely, so that those who are implementing the myriad of tasks involved can easily forge ahead without wasting a lot of time asking questions or waiting for her input. She always checks in regularly to ensure the project is progressing as scheduled, making suggestions for streamlining tasks as necessary.
Kim is highly intelligent, a delight to work with and exemplary in encouraging and developing a “team” work environment. She has a knack for seeing potential obstacles and issues and works diligently to address possible problems in advance in order to avoid conflict and misunderstandings.
She is dedicated to excellence as well as to fostering an environment where individuals can do their best work. For me she has always modeled the attributes and actions of what I consider to be an exceptional leader.
Anna Marie Ketelsen Anna Marie Ketelsen Consulting