This Month, Splice will be featuring past and current consultants in our network to learn more about their journey and transition into independent consultant. We also wanted to recognize those Splice had the pleasure to work with and go above and beyond in the roles.  We truly believe in acknowledging our consultants for the professional work they do for their clients as well as maintain an ongoing relationship with Splice.  Learn more here.

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Meet John Avudria!

Over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry; served in numerous positions and capacities, including Senior IT Project Manager, Program Manager, IT Delivery Manager, Senior Technical Analyst, Server Engineer.  He has advanced expertise in established project management methodologies such as PMI PMBOK processes, ITIL, Agile, SDLC, Scrum and Waterfall.  In John’s consulting career he has achieved PMP® Certification, Scrum Master Certified (CSM®) & Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)! What a rockstar! 
John joined Splice as a Senior Project Manager providing his expertise and knowledge to one of our public sector clients.

Learn more about John’s professional journey and why he loves consulting!

Q1 In brief, describe how you entered the profession of management consulting, or when did you decide that management consulting was a profession that you wanted to enter? 

  • From 2001- 2003, I worked for an organization that needed a dynamic change agent to take ownership of their aging technology and modernize the environment
  • I took lead in modernizing the technology and consolidating seven small data centres into two and office space that resulted in saving the company over five million dollars per year in operating and telecommunications costs.
  • My accomplishments motivated me to sharpen my leadership skills, problem-solving and managerial skills.

Q2 What do you love most about consulting?

  • Consulting always puts me on top of the latest technology and sharpens my ability to learn new technologies
  • Consulting often offers an opportunity for diversity in technologies which a regular employee may rarely acquire in large organizations where each one specializes in one technology.

Q3 What do you like the least?

  • Irregularity and downtime between contracts can cause anxiety unless one is able to move from one contract to another with the minimum lapse of downtime.
  • Stability can be a problem

Q4 What has been your most satisfying engagement and why?

  • All projects involving new technology deployment / integration or migration of older technologies attract my attention simply because I am a technically savvy individual who gets bored by work that is not challenging my abilities

Q5 What personality trait has helped you the most in your career?

  • I am a team builder and thrive on camaraderie. I succeed at work because my team collaborates effectively.
  • I am a friendly person and integrate joking and happiness with my team. I make sure my team love and enjoy what they are doing and go the extra mile to induce them in that habit.  

Q6 Finally, if you were stranded on a desert island – What is one book and one luxury item you would take with you?

  • I would probably take a business book on strategic planning
  • I would take away driving a car. I am a tough survivor

Learn more and check out John’s Linkedin profile!

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So why join Splice?

Splice is an agency and platform evolving the way people work. By seamlessly connecting work to people through our apps, we make results more accessible, opening up more possibilities for clients and more business for people.

Our consultants believe our personal interaction, maintaining good relationships and keeping informed and up-to-date regularly sets us apart from the rest.  With the growth of the platform, Splice is seeing the benefits of consultants in the network landing their dream jobs.

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