Thrive Spotlight: Megan Allenbach, Business Operations Strategist
Welcome back to another installment of our “Thrive Spotlight” blog series.
Our featured employee is Megan Allenbach, Business Operations Strategist. In her role, Megan focuses on corporate strategy and initiatives, working with leadership to create and enhance process, while also managing various internal projects.
Megan was born and raised in Southeastern PA and currently lives in South Jersey with her husband and kids. When she’s not working, you can find Megan shuttling her kids between dance, soccer, baseball and softball activities. She treasures any solo time while in transit and enjoys listening to audiobooks. Megan is a fan of Philly sports, Villanova basketball and enjoys hitting Ocean City, New Jersey, for some fun family time.
Hi Megan! Can you tell us about your background and how you came to Thrive?
Before Managed IT, I got started in telecom doing project management for voice & data services deployments, with a concentration in schools and municipalities. I joined Apex IT Group in 2015 and helped build a profitable project delivery team. From there, I was fortunate to join Thrive in 2021. This transition marked the beginning of a new chapter and a world of opportunity that continues to unfold.
Where did you go to school or get training?
I studied Business and Sociology at Villanova University. I am grateful for this education, my experiences there, and the network of alums who continue to motivate me and elevate my vision of professional success and personal fulfillment.
A few key mentors have been instrumental in shaping my development along the way. But possibly most influential is the continual training from my peers, especially the many talented engineers I have worked alongside, for patiently teaching me about managed networks & infrastructures, security, Cloud and the vast expanse I have yet to learn.
What do you most enjoy about working for Thrive?
There is something special about being a part of a company like Thrive. For me, entrepreneurship is the most inspiring element. I am continually influenced by the entrepreneurs whose vision, innovation, risk, grit, and determination have paved the way for Thrive’s success.
We have a keen advantage in working alongside dozens of intelligent and successful current or former business owners, each providing their unique experience and insight. Being part of something much more significant than each acquisition is exciting. The result is a powerful synergy that will continue to launch Thrive into the managed services stratosphere. All of this – all of us – are here today thanks to the enterprising abilities of successful entrepreneurs.
Also, I am proud to be a woman working in the IT industry. Incorporating different perspectives and ideas is critical when crafting processes and making decisions that will impact the business.
I have had the opportunity to help steer key issues here at Thrive and know that my input is valued. It is rewarding to contribute to meaningful conversations that directly impact the business.
Are there any recent exciting projects at Thrive you can tell us about?
In early 2023, I transitioned from Project Delivery to the BizOps Team. This came at an exciting time, as BizOps has grown in both size and reach to scale globally while continuing to meet the demands of the business. This year, I’ve had the opportunity to participate in the development of our Major Incident process. This core process is critical to our customers and internal teams alike and will prove invaluable to our continued success within the industry. I look forward building relationships with different teams, as we come together to refine and optimize our people, our processes and our data. #onethrive
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