Leave a person, a situation or a project better than I found it.

This is what it's all about in business. I am passionate about doing meaningful work with like-minded people. Here are a few of the best and brightest in their industry that I have had the pleasure to work with.

Michelle was very instrumental in helping me create a leadership strategy for the purchasing team at Walgreens (a team of over 250 members) . She also helped me with my leadership skills. She challenged me to think differently and see the bigger picture.

When we started working together we had a very primitive training, succession planning and communication program for my division at Walgreens. With her leadership and vision we were able to make dramatic improvement in this area. For the I am very grateful!

(We) worked closely together to help me develop a high performance team. She was able to quickly assess the current talent, identify gaps and propose solutions that truly impacted my team in a positive way. Michelle also was an instrumental resource to support all of the change management that was needed to achieve our goal.

Michelle has the ability to use her talents to gain the respect of her peers and management.

My favorite discussion with Michelle was — “Together we are going to accomplish GREAT THINGS”. I believe we did just that.
— Dave Van Howe, Sr. VP and Retail Advisor at MPG
Michelle is a professional that is creative, resourceful, energetic, and forward thinking. Her attention to detail, networking abilities and approach to providing the best solution for her clients is to be commended. It is a pleasure partnering with Michelle to provide learning solutions. I recommend Michelle.
— Leslie Ciborowski Founder & President at TrainSmart
I had the pleasure of working with Michelle for many years at Walgreens. As Michelle moves through the organization to take on new and different roles, her hard work, passion and strong sense of ownership enable her to shine in everything that she does. Michelle has been a great resource for every division that has been lucky enough to have her on the team.
— Kristen Abreu, VP, Sales at CROSSMARK
Michelle is a consummate professional at diligently understanding and meeting the needs of her clients. She is creative and highly effective at generating viable ideas and solutions. Through active listening,fantastic intuition, and strong teamwork, Michelle excels at building meaningful relationships with direct reports, colleagues and clients. She has the drive and energy needed to advocate for and drive results throughout large, complex projects. Michelle takes the initiative to learn about the client, the line of business, environmental factors, barriers and enablers, and desired outcomes. Michelle readily adapts to the needs of her clients and the desired outcomes to ensure the best possible solutions and results. She is a pleasure to work with.
— Diana Anderson
Michelle worked tirelessly (at Walreens) while leading two different desks on an interim basis. She was a quick learner across the many aspects of managing categories through their annual review process, and appropriately leveraged the teams around her to drive results
— Beth Lubotski
Michelle helped manage my (cosmetic) desk (at Walgreens) while I was out on leave. She is a great team player and a hard worker who is willing to take on new challenges. In the time I have worked with her, I have seen her learn new categories and adapt quickly to different business environments.
— Marcie Hoklas
With great enthusiasm, I recommend Michelle as a complete professional bringing HR, organizational and management skill sets to the table. Michelle is an impact player, always willing to go the extra mile, and does this with great integrity and an intense sense of urgency to get the job done right the first time. As an internal client here at Walgreens, I partnered with Michelle to set the stage for an enormous staffing initiative which today continues to bring superior talent to our Merchandising organization. Without Michelle’s intense dedication to her craft, the Merchandising organization here at Walgreens would not nearly be the efficient powerhouse it is today.
— Jim Elliot
Michelle exemplifies quality customer service, professionalism, efficiency, and a wonderful sense of humor. She treats individuals with respect and dignity. Michelle always gave a 110% to her job every day. It was truly a joy to work with Michelle.
— Cara Kaufmann-Rosenthal
Michelle is a very dedicated, professional person who takes her work very seriously and has excellent business and customer service skills. She is someone who excelled in her position because of her desire to further her career through continunous education and her ability to meet daily challenges in the most professional manner. Her ability to work with staff, management and most of all a diverse public population that a University setting is conducive to has given her the best possible experience to be able to look at the “big picture” and handle long range planning as well. She has the qualities of the type of employee that I would look to hire, particularly in a managerial position.
— Margie Bonuchi
We enjoyed working with Michelle over the past few months. She is very focused on the consumer, and detailed in her assessment of the business. We would strongly recommend her.
— Bill at Revlon
Michelle assumed responsibility as the interim category manager at Walgreens working closely and frequently with my (Revlon) team and myself. She quickly learned a very complex business and worked very collaboratively with the vendor community moving business forward. I would love to work with Michelle again in the future.
— Sally Krause
Michelle did a great job managing the cosmetics desk while Category Manager was on maternity leave. Michelle ensured all nothing was missed and the business progressed forward.
— Gary George at L'Oreal
Michelle has a strong passion for her work and was always focused on coaching and mentoring others within the Merchandising organization. She constantly strived to train and educate others on key business issues and played an instrumental role in keeping the lines of communicating open with various third-party business partners. I worked with Michelle on the Category Advisory initiative (at Walgreens), in which she consistently kept the project moving forward and essentially served as the project management point person.
— Mike Wyatt
Michelle is my counterpart in the Merchandising division I(at Walgreens). I have worked with Michelle on supplier collaboration strategies and programs for almost three years. Michelle is a creative, talented and flexible team leader. As the evolution of her role and her recent category management assignments demonstrate, Michelle has proven that she can adapt and transform in rapidly changing environments. She has a knack with people, allowing her to develop others, whether direct or indirect reports or internal customers, into successful performers. I highly recommend Michelle for her intelligence, positive attitude, willingness to tackle challenges, and creative energy. She is an asset to any team!
— Kim Trachman
Michelle has always been a joy to work with. Her support for the projects we worked on together was invaluable. The tasks that the team depended on her to get done were completed in a timely manner and with a lot of attention to detail.

In addition, she has an excellent grasp of the organization, it’s structure and how to navigate within it to produce positive results.

It would be a privilege to work with her again in the future.
— Tito del Rosario
I appreciated her support as we roll-out a strategic pricing initiative (at Walgreens) for her departments. Michelle is very knowledgeable and knows how to partner and coordinate across teams. She has excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills and is strongly result-oriented.
— Leah Davilla
Michelle is a sincere, compassionate, and driven business professional that brings superior service to individuals and business groups she supports, manages, or indirectly manages. She has a great sense of urgency and understands the needs of the business groups she supports. She is an absolute joy to work with.
— Jennifer Mueller
Michelle is a consummate professional in all that she does. Throughout the time I have worked with her - she has consistently demonstrated outstanding critical thinking skills with a persistence in trying to solve genuine business problems rather than looking for the quick fix. She is straight forward in all her interactions with her internal and external partners and consistently focuses on how the RIGHT things can be improved to keep the business or project moving forward. She has the ability to work strategically as well as tactically and excels at engaging others in working together to accomplish exceptional results.
— Mike Laddin, CEO at LeaderPoint