Big 4 Credentials
Barb is a recognized leader in evaluating application software, negotiating IT contracts, implementing, and transforming organizations. Barb has a passion for aligning Client and vendor expectations for mutual success. She got her start in the consulting practices at two different Big 4 firms and has more than 20 years of consulting experience with over 120 companies.
As a licensed CPA, her rare blend of financial and operational experience facilitates a holistic approach to projects. Barb has a thorough knowledge of business processes and best practices and can help organizations innovate using technology to achieve their goals.
Motivational and Collaborative
“The world is a university and everyone in it is a teacher.” – T. D. Jakes. Barb’s unique style is part expert, part student, and always collaborative. People like working with her because she brings a contagious enthusiasm to each initiative. They value Barb’s knowledge, skills, and experience but appreciate that it comes without the big consulting ego sometimes found in the industry.
Recognized Expert and Thought Leader
Barb is an adjunct faculty member at St. Thomas teaching an Engineering IT masters course. She’s also a featured presenter at regional vendor conferences and is quoted in various articles on software selection and IT contract negotiations. Throughout the years, Barb drove innovations in ITDirections’ services to continually keep pace with the changing technology landscape.
Loves Exploring Nature
Barb was born and raised in Minnesota. She loves yoga, walking, biking, boating, snowmobiling, and reading. A recent trip to Europe ignited a new passion for traveling, exploring, and trying new things. Barb is the mother of two teenagers and spends a lot of time volunteering with school groups and activities.