Tackle is excited to announce our latest addition to our team, Kim Martinez! Kim is joining our team as the Services + Project Operations Manager and we know her previous experience will be a huge benefit to our team and to our clients.
Kim has over 20 years of combined experience in operations and services management for nonprofits and for-profit entities. Leveraging the tools of technology and project management, she’s worked with organizations to build community programs, research service models, and manage fundraising and advocacy initiatives. Kim is personable and creative, and we know our clients can rely on her to advance their technology and see their organizations grow.
We thought we would hand it over to Kim to share her insights into stepping into this new role at Tackle.
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I’m a native Austinite and I grew up in the restaurant business. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Concordia University with a minor in Sociology. In the workplace, I love developing processes and workflows to establish a consistent but personalized experience for clients. Outside of work, I spend time with my aging parents, my partner, and my furry children (Kipper and Weasley). I’m a caregiver at heart. I also love to sneak away with my partner to enjoy a good hike in a national or state park, a day adventure of zip-lining or visiting a wildlife sanctuary, and I hope to one day see the Aurora Borealis!
Why are you passionate about supporting nonprofits?
Nonprofits fill a role for so many people across this planet—research, direct services, advocacy, representation, ongoing support, and connection. I believe we all want to find a place where we can effect change, receive the support we need, impact the potential and success of others, and ultimately belong.
What unique experiences do you bring to our team at Tackle?
My background has consistently been to deliver services through project and program management. My focus is to listen and help generate creative solutions, establish best practices, identify risk factors, and ensure good communication with all stakeholders.
Project management is key for most any initiative. Primary variables include scope, time, and cost—and each is constrained by the other. My understanding of how to manage these variables, pivot when needed, assessing risks (positive or negative), and adjusting expectations will be key to keeping the balance so that we can deliver services on time and within budget.
What do you value when working with clients?
I most value honesty and the willingness of clients to embrace and solve for the challenges of technology. For me, it’s all about working at an organic level with organizations—human to human—to wield the power of technology for a greater good.
We truly are so thrilled to have Kim join us at Tackle, and we can’t wait for you to work with her on your next project with Tackle.