I had the pleasure of working with Stephen at Express Scripts within the Federal Pharmacy Services Division. Stephen’s program and project management expertise was highly valued on the TPharm4 implementation project. Stephen was able to bring significant structure and organization to a group that was a bit lost and ineffective – and did it very quickly in a non-threatening way. One great example of this was when Stephen realized there was a lack of coordination around the Military Treatment Facilities implementation. Stephen was able to pull all of the “silos” together and build a better team and create direction for that team. A job well done. I will work with Stephen again any chance I get. -C.P.
I worked with Stephen on the implementation of a massive federal healthcare contract project. Stephen joined us mid-project and instantly injected stability and direction into what was a constantly changing and chaotic environment. His introduction of best practices repeatable process instantly made the team more productive. The practical oversight he applied cleared away the confusion and repetitive requests; and in its place, offered a streamlined process that put the PMs under him in a position to succeed. I personally had the chance to fine tune my broad base skillset into a more traditional project management discipline. Stephen nurtured my abilities and mentored my development allowing me to take a hyper-leap in my professional development from Technical Leader to a Senior Level Project Manager. As a program leader project asset, I have the highest regard for Stephen’s technical skill in creating a solution that works for the target audience; regardless if that audience is at the client or executive level. As a personal asset, I valued his approachability to help others develop and succeed. I would not hesitate to work for Stephen again. -D.T.