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Meet Britt Lowry.
What is your role at MorganFranklin, and what do you do?
I am a technical director for Information Management & Technology on the Microsoft Dynamics Team. Currently, I manage both the functional consultants and technical consultants until our new functional director, Alex Wiley, starts next month. Wearing two hats has been a stretch, but the whole team has pitched in to get us through.
Please tell us about your professional background and the unique journey to your role at MorganFranklin.
I have worked more than 35 years in systems and consulting. I started with repairing ballistic computers and laser range finders in the Army. My degree is in computer science and I am certified in production and inventory management (CPIM) by the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM formerly APICS). I specialize in manufacturing systems, practices, and integrations. I came to MorganFranklin via providing support for Vaco’s accounting systems as a partner at Kraft Enterprise Systems. In March 2020, the Microsoft team at Kraft was acquired by MorganFranklin.
What appealed to you about a career working in technology?
I love systems consulting, but the best part is the variety. In a single week, I might talk with customers about requirements, design solutions, mentor other consultants, write code, and train users. Where else can you do that? MorganFranklin has opportunity in abundance.
How would you describe MorganFranklin’s culture?
I like that MorganFranklin has multiple practices and a multifaceted focus. The company brings together people with different skill sets and different viewpoints. The strength of a team is not in how like-minded people pursue a goal but how different people with different skills and views work together to achieve a common goal. MorganFranklin has embraced this in our culture.
If you had to recruit someone to join the MorganFranklin team, what are three traits you would want to see in this recruit?
I would look for someone who is a self-starter, has an insatiable curiosity, and enjoys working with people. There are many other traits that apply but if you have these three, then you will most likely have the others.
What’s one go-to office hack that makes your day more productive?
Start every day with a to-do list or prioritized task list. I don’t often get my list done every day, but if I have 30 minutes between meetings I can pick a task that will allow for meaningful progress in the time available. There is nothing more frustrating than having to restart a complex task several times due to interruptions in the creative process. I often save more creative tasks for after my day’s last meeting.
You grew up on an island and fell in love with surfing. What parallels would you draw between your work at MorganFranklin and hitting the waves?
You must prepare for the swell on the horizon while taking advantage of the wave bearing down on you. It seems like both waves and projects come in threes; it could be a universal constant.
What does your ideal weekend look like now?
My ideal weekend would be fishing while listening to something good on Audible. Fishing to relax and Audible because I have ADD.