John B., CIO, Builders FirstSource
Melissa McDonald is the Founder and Managing Director of The Smart PM. She is a former three-time PMO Director and Smartsheet user herself. And before that, she proudly served on Active Duty in the United States Army as an Engineer Officer. Essayons! More importantly, she loves to cycle and travel the globe!
Melissa has more than 20 years of experience managing people, projects, and portfolios in both the government and private sectors. She has supported clients in various industries, to include Defense, IT, Healthcare, Finance, Engineering, HR, and Operations.
Melissa has a Master of Science Degree in Project Management (MSPM) from Boston University and Bachelor of Science in Physics from Xavier University. In addition, she is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP), Certified Change Management Professional (CCMP), SAFe Agilist, and Certified Smartsheet Sales & Solutions Consultant.
The Smart PM is a Woman Veteran-Owned Small Business with Certified Project Management Professionals and Smartsheet Service Providers that love what they do!
We have developed holistic Smartsheet programs and solutions for PMOs, IT, HR, Marketing, Finance, and other sectors. Together, we’ll create a smarter working solution for you and your team and the know-how to take it to the next level.
We are located in Phoenix, Arizona and provide onsite, virtual, and hybrid consulting options, as well as the availability to travel to your location.
"I was lucky to have Melissa assigned as my Smartsheet consultant. After assessing our complex needs she came up with solutions that would work for us. She is sharp, quick, and incredibly focused on success. Her project management skills and leadership skills allowed us to establish a successful end project that exceeded our needs. Working with her is a pleasure and I hope to continue to work with her as our organization needs grow and change."
- Kelly J., AbbVie HR Communications Assoc. Director
Hear the story behind Melissa starting The Smart PM
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