Businesses today are larger and more complex than they’ve ever been. They’re designed to ensure that management and investors win, regardless how the company performs.
Who loses? Employees. Customers. The community.
Scientists and engineers are at the epicenter of this conflict. Professionals with a STEM (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics) background drive the technical innovation that fuels modern business. But these same people are often displaced from the leadership ranks.
STEM professionals bear all the risk when the company struggles, and see little of the reward when the company succeeds.
About STEM to Business
As scientists and engineers, we have to fight some misconceptions:
- That we’d rather work in the lab than the C-suite
- That we don’t know how today’s large, complex businesses work
- That we’re enamored with precision, and can’t navigate the nuance of leading a business
What’s the solution? Demystify our modern business environment. Cut through the unnecessary complexity. Understand the structures and strategies of today’s companies, so we can make our most impactful contributions at the intersection of technology and business.
Here at STEM to Business, I want to help you add business acumen to your existing technical expertise. With improved business acumen, you can earn a promotion, change your career, or start a company. You can unlock the doors that are blocking your career development.
How I can help
I love helping STEM professionals build their dream career. If you’re in this boat, I can help you
- Speak the right language, so you sound mature when you communicate with management
- Understand how businesses are organized, and how the different parts interact with each other
- Discover the fundamental principles that drive modern businesses, using current business news for case studies
Clear thinking and direct communication are the keys to your success. I’ll help you cut through the clutter and fill the gaps that are holding you back.
My name is Jeff Krimmel. I have a PhD in mechanical engineering from Caltech. I started my career as a research and development (R&D) engineer at a Fortune 150 company in the oil and gas industry. I moved from R&D into roles that touch the sales, operations, finance, and marketing groups. I want to use my experience to help you blend technology and business.
Here are some of the milestones I’ve reached along the way:
- I completed an executive-sponsored leadership development program, which expanded my horizons far beyond the technology group.
- I helped run an initiative where we worked with the sales and operations groups to make better, data-driven business decisions.
- I ran a market intelligence and revenue analytics team that supported the sales and marketing efforts across the North America business.
I’m excited to help. Sign up for my twice monthly newsletter for a copy of my free eBook and to get ongoing updates about our community here at STEM to Business. And feel free to send me an email if you have any questions or comments.
Best of luck.