A few recommendations via LinkedIn, made by colleagues, clients and managers along the way (I’m blushing!):
Vanessa Marquez, Marketing Partner at Diageo:
Linda is an expert with years of experience, and it shows. I hired Linda to execute a complex research project and was highly impressed with the resulting insights she prepared. So much so in fact, that I engaged her company a second time to extrapolate these learnings into a fully fleshed-out strategy for my #1 client. If you have a research or strategy initiative on your plate, you can do no better than Linda and Decahedralist. Her professionalism, deep know-how, years of experience, and commitment to rigor are impressive, and you will never be disappointed in the results.
Neil Voss, Head of Creative at Tumblr:
Linda brought a deeply informed cohesion to our exploratory startup, bringing us a very helpful blend of insight and structure – a solid foundation for us to act upon. She exudes a passion for the digital space, and her acumen for diving into its corners quickly was outstanding.
Ken Cohen, Strategy, Technology and Operations Executive, Consultant, Educator, Mentor
Linda worked as a Senior Consultant in the Strategy Practice at Proxicom where I was the Managing Director. I hired Linda and worked with her for a couple of years. Linda is bright, agile, and a quick study. She has the intellect and ability to rapidly assess and analyze situations, develop strategic options, make sensible recommendations and effectively translate recommended solutions into executable actions. Her client facing skills are strong-she has presence and poise-she was well liked and respected by her colleagues at Proxicom and was considered a thought leader in areas of her expertise. I would not hesitate to put Linda in front of any executive, she capably holds her own. She is fun to work with, is a great team player and takes direction from respected peers and superiors. She is goal oriented, task focused, has high energy and gets the work done.
Sanjay Rana, AVP, Senior Practice Engagement Manager at Infosys Digital:
One of the traits that stands out most when I think of Linda is her intense passion for digital, combined with the experience and knowledge to back it up. She knows this space, and I’ll always remember her pushing her clients to go beyond baby steps, and instead take risks and make real strides. Conversations with her were educational and entertaining, because she kept herself informed about what was next and was always willing to get into a debate. I’d love to get the chance to work with Linda again.
Chris Gierlich, Experience Strategist, UX Group Director:
Linda has a rare ability to build integrated, multilevel strategy and support it from a rock solid foundation. Linda really understands the technical, and is up to date on social, mobile, and virtual worlds.
Linda can take the abstract and make it concrete; she has rigor and discipline, and keeps refining until it’s right. Linda is candid and transparent, which is enormously refreshing. She is at ease with clients, and I have heard more than one say “We just adore her.” Give her support and then just get out of her way. She delivers.