Odessa Goedert

Summary

WesTech is a technical search firm start-up founded on the belief that deeper understanding of business, careers, and technology informs better technical search. We recruit technology and management leaders for environments where innovative software is a key driver of business success. Our clients are emerging technology development companies, especially those in the distributed Internet systems sector. Our founders have over 25 years of recruiting experience in software and biotech having worked with many early stage start-ups as well as past and present industry leaders such as Microsoft Research, Google, The Human Genome Project, Amgen, Oracle, Apple, Netscape, and Digital Equipment Corporation. We leverage our network of technology developers, managers, and researchers with a geographical concentration in the California Bay Area and Pacific Northwest regions. We'd love to hear from you.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2008 - Present

Technical Recruiter

WesTech / a NuWest Group business

WesTech, a division of the NuWest Group, is a search firm start-up founded on the belief that deeper understanding of business, careers, and technology informs better technical search. We recruit technology and management leaders for environments where innovative software is a key driver of business success. Our clients are emerging technology development companies, especially those in the distributed Internet systems sector. Our founders have over 25 years of recruiting experience in software and biotech having worked with many early stage start-ups as well as past and present industry leaders such as Microsoft Research, Google, The Human Genome Project, Amgen, Oracle, Apple, Netscape, and Digital Equipment Corporation. We leverage our network of technology developers, managers, and researchers with a geographical concentration in the California Bay Area and Pacific Northwest regions.

Jan 2005 - Jan 2008

Rep Channel Sales Mgr, N. Am.

JDSU / Acterna

A Top Performer for FY07, booking 110% of my $32M quota. Responsible for managing 65 manufacturer's representatives covering the US and Eastern Canada. Managed sales calls, coordinated trade show appearances, conducted training seminars on telecom testing fundamentals and organized product pricing discounts. Also responsible for CRM, contract management, commission review, training, trade shows, and extreme multitasking.

Jun 2005 - Sep 2005

Systems Analyst Intern

Ontario Systems

Responsible for resolving internal and external bug investigations. Work within a team of nine analysts handling bugs within a legacy system of over three million lines of code.

Nov 2003 - Aug 2005

Advertising Manager

The Rose Thorn

Responsible for advertising in collegiate student newspaper. Contract writing, billing, and communicating with advertisers as well as drafting advertisements in Adobe InDesign and maintaining self-designed filing system.

1998 - 2000

QA Tester

Sierra Online

Education

Education
2001 - 2005

Bachelor of Science

http://www.rose-hulman.edu

Founding Member, President of Unity. Advertising Manager, Reporter for The Rose Thorn.

Activities and Societies: Rose-Hulman Chorus, Unity, The Rose Thorn, Student Government Association