Work Experience

Transition and Transformation Programme Manager

September 2021 - Now

Kyndryl

London, UK

Programme manager on T&T outsourcing accounts. An outsourcing contract typically consists of three phases of service delivery: Transition, Transformation and Steady State. The transition phase covers the service take-over activities, followed by the transformation phase where projects are undertaken to enhance the technical and business environment to the agreed level before moving into Steady State. I lead both Transition and Transformation projects, mainly in the Service Management space.

Transition and Transformation Project Manager

July 2017-August 2021

IBM

London

T&T Agile Coach

January 2020-August 2020

IBM

London

Project and programme manager on T&T outsourcing accounts. An outsourcing contract typically consists of three phases of service delivery: Transition, Transformation and Steady State. The transition phase covers the service take-over activities, followed by the transformation phase where projects are undertaken to enhance the technical and business environment to the agreed level before moving into Steady State.
I led both Transition and Transformation projects, mainly in the Service Management space.

T&T Lead Service Management Project Manager for TSB

Process Implementation Project Manager for Vodafone
(T&T Project Manager)

Tooling Project Manager at a UK Distributed Network Operator
(T&T Project Manager)

Project Manager at Capita TVL (T&T Project Manager)

Defect and Incident and Problem Management Project Manager
(T&T Service Management)

As part of IBM's focus on Agile delivery, I developed and refined the agile training materials for the Service Management Squad, and created a demo board showing a mock-programme that has received very positive feedback for its ability to ground the theory in clear, practical terms.
Alongside Danielle Rusyn, I delivered this workshop to over 80 people across multiple geographies through a number of small workshops, designed to enable participation and practical application of the concepts taught.

Graduate Business Specialist - Global Technology Services

March 2015-July 2017

IBM

London

GTS Strategic Outsourcing Graduate Scheme, which involves four rotations over the course of two years.

Defect and Incident and Problem Management PM
(T&T Service Management)

T&T Service Management Programme Coordinator

RFS Manager, SAB Miller

Programme Management Officer, Williams & Glyn (RBS)

Marketing Trainee

October 2013-April 2014

KaVo Dental

Madrid, Spain

Collaborated as key user in CRM implementation (Microsoft Dynamics) and elaborated a guide for sales reps to ffacilitate CRM use. Other relevant duties: 

  • Edited and created Web Content

  • Translated specialized texts and marketing materials from English to Spanish

  • Social media management and newsletter redaction

Human Resources Intern

October 2012-July 2013

Repositioned and managed the INCP's (Nebrija Institute of Professional Competencies) Online Presence Program, including the creation of web content. Other duties:

  • Recruitment (primarily: identifying candidate sources, CV screening, phone interviews)

  • Elaborated reports and programs for formative actions, as well as reports for Tripartita

Universidad Antonio de Nebrija

Madrid, Spain

Marketing Intern (Multilevel Marketing, ACN)

May 2012-July 2012

Ron Bee and Associates

San Diego, USA

Proposed and facilitated ACN’s presence at orientation events organized by the International Student Center (SDSU), which resulted in a source of new clients. Other duties:

  • Researched and contacted potential clients

  • Participated in client and recruitment meetings

  • Conducted market research of international students in the San Diego area

Marketing Intern  
(Student Assistant)

March 2012-May 2012

International Student Center - San Diego State University

San Diego, USA

Participated in the development of the International Student Association’s Budget and defended its increase before the Student Council, resulting in its approval. Other duties:

  • Created marketing materials for the International Student Center

  • Community manager for the International Student Center and the International Student Association

  • Coordinated and facilitated events and gatherings

 

Personal Branding

IBM Career Corner

Jan 2019 - Sep 2021

IBM

London

The Career Corner is a giveback initiative I created in 2019 focused on providing career advice, articles, workshops and tips on achieving success within IBM and beyond. This let me bring my passion for helping others develop and my Personal Branding expertise to the wider IBM community.

Within the Career Corner I organized and collaborated with several events; some key ones highlighted below:

  • Building Your Personal Brand: On the 13th March 2020 I led a "Building Your Personal Brand" session as part of the IBM Careers Academy, where I was able to share what personal branding is with over 90 young professionals, teaching them how to identify, develop and communicate their personal brands, and helping them do this through practical exercises.

  • Online Personal Branding Workshop: created and delivered a session on Online Personal Branding for the Foundation Females Christmas Workshop, finishing with 1-2-1 LinkedIn Reviews to help attendees apply what they had learned. Trained Early Professional Managers in my personal LinkedIn review system.

  • LinkedIn 1-2-1 Reviews:  In 2019 I was able to provide over 30 one-to-one individual profile review sessions. Due to the popularity of the 2019 series, in 2021 I launched a second series where I expanded capacity by training members of the IBM CareerCorner community in my personal LinkedIn review system; jointly we provided over 50 reviews to IBMers all over the world to excellent feedback. To maximize the impact of this series, we kicked off with a lecture by Grace Jansen and capped off with a 90 minute open Q&A session.

Lecture

11 Dec 2014

Universidad de la Rioja

Logrono, Spain

Personal Branding: a winning job-search strategy

 

On 11 December 2014 I gave my first lecture on Personal Branding as a job-search (and career) strategy, at the University of La Rioja.

It was an enriching experience I look forward to repeating.

You can vie the presentation I used in the lecture here.

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Dissertation (Advertising Degree)

Oct 2014

Universidad Antonio de Nebrija

Madrid, Spain

Final Project/Dissertation: Personal Branding for Career Advancement, a step-by-step guide for achieving success in the workplace.

This project (which I'm now turning into a book) sought to address professionals in the workplace, an underrepresented group in personal branding literature, by elaborating a guide that provides clear, step-by-step instructions for personal branding within an organization, with more than 50 exercises to help any professional build their brand.​

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Education

2009-2013

Bachelor in Business Management and Administration

Universidad Antonio de Nebrija

  • With honors in Development of Professional Skills (III)

  • Clubs: Nebrija Entrepreneurship Club​

Madrid, Spain

2011-2012

Study Abroad: International Business

San Diego State University

  • Clubs: International Student Association, Circle K 

San Diego, CA

2009-2014

Bachelor in Advertising

Universidad Antonio de Nebrija

  • ​With honors in Strategic Communication Planning

Madrid, Spain

 

Leadership & Community Service

Mentor

Aug 2017 - Now

IBM, Kyndryl

London

I've been mentoring both young professionals and new Project Managers to help them in their development at IBM and beyond since 2017.

As part of this I work with them to develop improvement strategies, suggest training programs, and offer advice and guidance. I have also created exercises to help some of my mentees improve soft skills areas, such as public speaking, assertive communication and organization.

Mentoring is an extremely rewarding way to give back, and I'm proud to have become an IBM-recognized mentor in 2019 through the IBM Mentor Badge.

Intercultural Ambassador Program

Feb 2012 - May 2012

International Studies Teacher Education Project (ISTEP) and International Student Centre, San Diego State University

San Diego, USA

As an Intercultural Ambassador, I visited San Diego public schools to help young children gain a deeper understanding of intercultural issues and relations. ISTEP provided training in public speaking, intercultural communication and leadership development.

The programme:

"[...] the Intercultural Ambassadors are carefully selected and trained during the fall semester to make a series of visits to K-12 classrooms during the spring semester. The Ambassadors share their cultures and languages through personal stories, literature, geography, visuals and artifacts, and other interactive activities, planning ahead with their assigned teachers [...]."

President of the International Student Association

2011-2012

San Diego State University

San Diego, USA

As acting president of the president of the International Student Association (ISA) I was in charge of planning and promoting workshops, events and meetings for more than 1.000 students, with weekly events of more than 100 participants. I also presented the association to students and other organizations, contacted professionals that supported the organization, and lead an executive board of 12 members from different countries.

One of the main events we introduced and organized in 2012 was the now annual International Spring Prom, for which we managed to double the expected budget in order to bring an American tradition to internationals students.

Club de Emprendedores Nebrija
(Nebrija Entrepreneur Club)

2009- 2013

Universidad Antonio de Nebrija

Every year the Nebrija Entrepreneur Club organizes the Enterprising Youth Award (Premio Jóvenes Emprendedores) with the aid of its members; we tutor business projects, evaluate them, assist in the selection of the finalists and the organization of the grand final that takes place in Madrid. We also participate in talks, lectures and meetings throughout the year on entrepreneurship, crisis management and corporate social responsibility.

Madrid, Spain

Circle K International

2011-2012

San Diego State University

San Diego, USA

As a member of Circle K International, I participated in the weekly feeding the homeless initiative, beach cleaning efforts, and volunteered at a local retirement home.

Circle K International:

"Kiwanis-affiliated organization of college and university students which promotes community service, leadership development, and fellowship and counts over 13,000 members worldwide. "

Service Management Project Management Guild Co-Lead

March 2020 - Now

IBM, Kyndryl

London

I've been co-leading the T&T agile sub-guild for Service Management Project Management since 2020, helping organize events, supporting the community via the slack channel, creating and deploying an intellectual capital management system, and managing the existing website, among other things.

This guild is focused on managing delivery of Service Management T&T projects; the objective is to provide a forum for sharing and promoting knowledge and experience, together with mechanisms and a centralised repository for creating, evolving and making available a set of 'best practice' materials, designed to facilitate the effective and efficient delivery of Service Management T&T projects.

 

Skills

Certifications

PRINCE2® Practitioner

Mentor (IBM Badge)

BCS Foundation Certificate in Agile

Advisory Project Manager (IBM Badge)

ITIL® Foundation certificate in IT Service Management v4

IBM Design Thinking Practitioner

Blue Core Coach
(IBM Badge)

Advisory Transition & Transformation Practitioner 
(IBM Badge)

IBM Recognized Speaker/ Presenter
(IBM Badge)

Languages

English (bilingual - Certificate of Proficiency in English)

Spanish (native)

French (basic)

My Philosophy

Be the best you can be, learn all you can learn,
do all you can do; life's too short for anything else.