Dawn Simpson joined OST in 2014 and is responsible for bringing value to clients through the development of new and existing business initiatives. Dawn specializes in IT strategy and operational maturity consulting; actively working with clients to develop solutions that will lead to greater productivity, higher returns on investment and overall technology rationalization. She has created significant company value helping to define, plan and realize strategic systems initiatives that help organizations change themselves and create efficiencies through the use of technology.
A graduate from the Honors College at Western Michigan University, Dawn has amassed a diverse work background having been the Operations and Training Manager at Productivity Point International – MI, Human Resources Consultant with Office Staffing (Axios), and VP of Market Development with Trivalent Group, a managed services provider and VAR, just to name a few. In addition to her degree from WMU, Simpson has received training and certification in project management, continuity management, and technology best practices including ITIL and OML. Over the years she has been able to leverage her training in practical experiences within a variety of business types. She has managed the creation and implementation of contingency plans in a variety of vertical markets, including healthcare, financial, and transportation; leading to her qualification for the credential of Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP).
An avid horsewoman, Dawn has founded a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization called 2Ride Again that provides financial assistance to families whose members can benefit from Equine Assisted Therapies, but may struggle to afford it. She makes time with her husband the their two boys a priority when not working.