Becky VandenBout

Resume

It’s great to meet you, I’m Becky!

I'm an entrepreneur and consultant with more than 15 years experience in manufacturing, engineering, web development, fashion, e-commerce, logistics, and entrepreneurship. It's an odd mix, I know.

I'm brutally honest, highly efficient, and as dedicated as they come. I'm where mindfulness meets maximum productivity. I swear a lot, love the show FRIENDS, have a dog named (princess) Leia, and am very good at Tetris.

What makes me tick…

Taking challenging problems, inefficiencies, and injustices and creating easy to understand, logical systems and processes that bring approachable and autonomous solutions closer to people who are using their skills to put good out into the world.

Finding realistic ways to bring a more intentional way of living and working to remarkable people and small conscious businesses is what gets me out of bed in the morning...along with avocado toast. #eldermilllenial

Qualifications

Expert in textile industry certifications, materials, labor practices, global/environmental impact

  • Created self-funded global ethical fashion e-commerce company with consistent revenue

  • Collaboration w/influencers, peer businesses

  • Project management, logistics, Kanban, lean manufacturing, agile development practices

  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills

  • Long form and copy writing

  • Persona marketing and campaign planning

  • Buying / logistical management within fashion industry

  • Created a style blog w/national reach that highlighted local shops and style entrepreneurs

  • Co-founded GR chapter of Girl Develop It

  • Founding member, instructor, board member of BitCamp

  • $1,030,000+/yr savings in manufacturing setting

Education

BS, Electrical Engineering from Kettering University


Work Experience

Professional Consulting | Oct. 2018 - Present

SUSTAINABLE OPERATIONS CONSULTING

  • Task automation and process optimization

  • Lean manufacturing training and implementation

  • Sustainable solutions to supply chain issues

TECHNICAL STRATEGY FOR SMALL BUSINESS

  • Strategy analysis, planning for small business

  • Streamlining automation efforts to maximize efficiency

Web Development | Aug 2011 - Present

Self-Employed: May 2016 - July 2018
Envoy (formerly Appropos): Mar 2015 - May 2016
OST: Aug 2011 - Mar 2015

  • Full custom web development using Angular.js

  • Design implementation and rapid prototyping

  • CMS work: SquareSpace, Wordpress, and Shopify

  • Git, Grunt, Gulp, webPack, Twitter Bootstrap, etc.

  • Custom SVG creation and interaction for mobile apps, touch screens, infographics

  • Responsive Software / systems creation for industries such as HR, manufacturing, marketing, non-profit, etc.

  • Extensive agile project management experience

  • 40 hrs of work donated to worthy causes annually

Founder / Owner - Joon + Co. | May. 2017 - Present

  • Manage day to day operations incl. order fulfillment

  • Ethical fashion industry expert

  • Research and qualify brands as company buyer

  • Customer service incl. chat, returns, feedback

  • Web dev. and design for mobile, email, Shopify

  • Marketing - Social, PPC, Email, PR, SEO, Influencer

  • Collection and Capsule wardrobe curation, scheduling, buying, and styling

  • Photo shoot planning, production, editing

  • Packaging, storage, shipping, logistical design and implementation

  • Collaboration / co-marketing coordination, org. and roll-out

  • Business / sales analysis, metrics collection and data organization

Controls & Systems Engineering | Jul 2004 - Aug 2011

Systems Engineer - Uni-Solar Ovonics: Jan 2008 - Aug 2011

Lead - GE Profile MES and Raw material traceability | savings of $1,000,000+/yr

  • PLC, HMI, SQL, and .NET programming for various projects

  • Introduced SCRUM to campus as Scrum Master

Controls Engineer - General Motors - Jul 2004 - Oct 2007

Thesis - increased tool life over 100%, savings of $30,000+/month

  • Prod. & maint. supervisor for V8 block machining | managed 8 employees

  • Various other controls engineering projects