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Welcome to our series, Cimplifi Conversations, where we recognize a team member honoring our company values – courageous, reliable, inventive, and adaptable. At Cimplifi, we believe in empowering our people and providing opportunities for professional and personal growth.
Recently, Amy Hinzmann, president of Cimplifi, sat down to chat with Shannon Mazur, a consultant on our integrated services team. Shannon recently celebrated her one-year anniversary with Cimplifi where she supports project managers and clients through all phases of the discovery process. We hope you enjoy learning more about Shannon and seeing what makes the employee experience at Cimplifi special to her.
Amy: Hello Shannon, I’m excited to talk to you today! Let’s kick off with what brought you to Cimplifi?
Shannon: I was looking for a consultative opportunity and reached out to a trusted colleague, Stacey Neumann, to discuss opportunities at Cimplifi.
A: I’m glad so glad through your relationship with Stacey you found Cimplifi! Take me through a typical day for you. What does it look like?
S: A typical day starts with a check-in for our project management team and planning for workload balancing. Much of what I do is coordinate with our data team to keep data moving in and out of Relativity. My day is then filled with client communications, calls, and Zoom meetings where I get to work with clients on the data and workflow planning for use of our technologies, such as analytics or other eDiscovery tools to help accomplish their goals in the most efficient and accurate way possible. Often, I will Zoom and consult with other PMs in the group to collaborate on matter-specific workflows.
A: Speaking of your team, I’d love to know more about how you work together to achieve the client’s goals.
S: Each of the team members are dedicated to our clients and their responsibility to deliver quality work with outstanding customer service as the overarching goal. They apply their technical skills and industry knowledge to support a wide array of complex data issues and fast timelines in a way that shows our clients that we are excited to be on their team.
A: Do you have a favorite project from this last year with Cimplifi?
S: I’ve been enjoying our second request work recently because we’ve had some very interesting data come through and been able to use RegEx (regular expressions is a form of advanced searching that looks for specific patterns, as opposed to certain terms and phrases) with analytics to help organize the data in ways that were not accomplished with typical processing. Our teams are working on multiple second requests so it has been great to work with one another because we can discuss workflows and collaborate on which of our tech makes the most efficient review.
A: I really enjoy listening to you talk about your work, and I’m inspired by you as a female working in the technology field in a predominantly male industry. Who or what inspired you to pursue this field?
S: My high school business teachers inspired me to continue developing my business and technology skills in college. Also, my father inspired me to always work hard and to hold my work to high standards which I think has led me to forge my own path in my career.
A: Teachers play such an important role in a student’s development, so I love to hear when they have inspired someone’s future career! How have you grown professionally while at Cimplifi?
S: The various offerings from Relativity, Reveal, and Disco have given me so much more to consider in terms of what may benefit a client or data set. As a consultant, having a deep understanding of these offerings allows me the opportunity to provide the best solutions to our clients.
A: Yes! That flexibility and deep industry knowledge is what helps us quickly and efficiently solve our client’s complex challenges and pivot when needed. Seeking out the best solutions is a great example of living one of our core values of being inventive. Speaking of values, which of our other company goals do you connect with most?
S: Inventive is my favorite value – I love problem-solving and data.
A: I probably could have guessed that! Let’s switch it up and talk about you outside of Cimplifi. What’s your secret talent most people don’t know?
S: I can sneak in three runs at our local ski mountain and still get to my desk by 9 am on weekdays.
A: Wow! Now, that is impressive and inspiring! How do you balance your personal and professional life?
S: I continuously work at it. I am grateful I can work from home so that I have easy access to my work and can jump in when needed but I try to carve out time when I can to make sure I am taking care of myself.
A: If the pandemic taught us nothing else, it was that self-care is essential. Looking toward the future, where do you see yourself in five years?
S: Still consulting in some form – working with clients and services teams.
A: That must be your happy place! Finally, what motivates you to get up and go to work in the morning?
S: That’s easy…my teammates and clients.
A: I love to hear that, Shannon! Thanks for chatting with me today.
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Until then, we look forward to introducing you to more of our talented team members that shine and bring dedication and creativity to their role at Cimplifi.