An experienced, global executive, Rebecca has substantial success leading multicultural teams driving digital transformation programs. She has lived and worked on six continents and achieved high customer satisfaction levels with leaders at top tier institutions. She has achieved the level of trusted advisor with her clients as a result of her ethical leadership and practice, active support of diversity and inclusion and her enablement of consequential multi-cultural team experiences, where exceptional, strategic outcomes have been achieved. Rebecca is committed to driving business results through collaboration, inspiring teams to achieve their best and makes personal investments in developing and encouraging talent. Rebecca follows with great interest the continuing digital revolution with the addition of Augmented Reality, Machine Learning, Blockchain and the Internet of Things technology components. She is hopeful about the ‘art of possibility’ with advanced technology solutions to help solve the complex challenges now faced across the world.
Rebecca holds a BA in Economics and an MBA from the University of Washington and is an avid supporter of continuing education and life-long learning. In 2019, she completed the Women on Boards Program at the UW and the Corporate Governance Program at Columbia University in NYC. She retired from an expatriate career at IBM, during which she was the V.P., Global Client Partner from IBM for Fortune 100 customers driving global, digital transformation programs. This included work with Allianz SE, National Australian Bank, Deutsche Bank AG, Nokia, Solectron and Boeing.
After living the ‘road warrior’ life for many years, Rebecca is now located in the Skagit Valley in Washington State and has founded Global Creative Solutions Group, a small business providing sourcing, importing and consulting in partnership with artists and artisans creating their work in countries along the old Silk Road. Currently she works with partners in Egypt, Jordan and Poland.