Trudy McCrea is the Chairman of Achieve-it. She has a powerful blend of IT industry experience, business acumen, and a passion for helping to match great candidates with great companies. Trudy has helped many clients succeed with their business goals. Her approach integrates best practices, witnessed firsthand in the Fortune 500, specifically from her tenure at IBM and Microsoft. Trudy spent twelve years at IBM where she worked in sales, management and special staff assignments. At Microsoft over a five year period of record sales for corporate accounts, she exceeded revenue growth targets and helped to establish new policies in sales management and customer service.
Trudy’s business foundation was built in engineering, sales, and management positions, giving her the background necessary to advise, hire and coach, at all levels. Her work included a variety of technology projects: early product releases, mission critical software development, information assurance systems, and international solution roll outs, encompassing hardware, software and professional services. Trudy received an MBA in Marketing and Finance from the University of Connecticut and a B.S. from Penn State University. She is certified by the Center for Creative Leadership and one of the first 1,000 users to adopt LinkedIn as a social media tool. She is active in Women in Technology and Opportunity International, a microfinance non-profit. Trudy is a frequent guest speaker and author of recruiting, leadership and sales articles.
Trudy is a frequent guest speaker and author of leadership and sales articles.