Mari is Vice President of Business Systems and based in the firm’s Chicago office. A self-described “data junkie,” Mari leads the business systems for the Central US division and provides thought partnership to systems firm-wide. Through this role, Mari creates streamlined processes for storing, managing, and maintaining internal data. Mari continues to advance her systems knowledge and expertise whenever possible, including training in both Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge and Salesforce CRM systems. Along with overseeing the CRM and developing internal systems, she also serves as Co-Chair of the Central US Data Insights Lab, a resource for interpreting data and Excel analysis that provides coaching, tools, and tips. She is also a member of the NetSuite Corporate working group and the Excel Practice Group. She co-founded the Pet Community employee affinity group which provides resources, support, and advice to the firm’s pet owners and those who smile at animals.
Mari received her BS in Computer Information Systems from DeVry University. She lives in Hoffman Estates with her husband, Bob, and their demanding cats. They are passionate motorcyclists and aspiring golfers. Their philanthropic interests center on animal rescue and veterans’ causes, and they have been known to stop traffic to thank a veteran in a nearby car.