We asked our managers to reveal, in their own words, what it’s like to be part of the SI&A team. Here’s what they said:
Human Resources Manager
“The first thing I noticed, and appreciated, when I joined SI&A is that they treated everyone as an adult. The company sets high goals for all of us but then lets us do our jobs.”
Korie joined the company in 2003.
Director – Operations
“Every day, I feel part of a fun, energetic, engaged, and productive team — that’s the culture and climate of SI&A. It’s easy to stay committed to client satisfaction, improving operational efficiency, and achieving our goals. There’s satisfaction in knowing we make a difference in student’s lives through the work we do.”
Brian has been with the company since its founding.
National Education Manager
“The best part of working at SI&A is having the autonomy to be the CEO of my own projects while working as a team. I enjoy the satisfaction of collaboration and problem-solving—but there's nothing more satisfying than hearing our clients say thank you, time and again.”
Erica came to SI&A in 2004.
Director – Partner Relations
“This firm has the best open-door policy — you can always approach Jeff Williams (CEO) and Susan Cook (COO). You’re managed here, but never micro-managed. I started out in retail and the opposite is usually true in that industry. This company invests in your hands, your head and your heart.”
Gemma has been with the company since its founding.
Vice President – Marketing & Product Management
“What we try to do at SI&A is to bring people into the company that know things we don’t. I think that’s the main reason why, as a company, we literally accomplish everything we set out to do.”
Grace has been with the company since its founding.
Mandated Cost Program Manager
“We have a lot thrown at us every day at SI&A — and nobody ducks! Even when it’s hectic, we always find a way to get the work done and get it done very well. The mantra is ‘Urgent: Yes. Panic: No!’ We’re deadline-driven, which means we don’t have a lot of ‘down’ time but when there is, it’s spent on improving how we do things.”
Mike has been with the company since its founding.
Director – Technology
“I pretty much grew up at this company. It’s where I learned that it’s not just a matter of doing your job — it’s a matter of doing it better. A couple of years ago we did an internal trade show. All of the departments set up booths to explain to everyone else what they did. Each presentation was creative and, even though the format was fun, very professional.”
“After I was at SI&A awhile, I was talking to one of my friends who’d also gone to work for a big company after college. I mentioned a conversation I’d had with Jeff Williams and she said, ‘You mean you actually see your boss? At my company, all we have is a photo of the CEO on the wall.’”
Chelsea came to SI&A in 2005.
Director – Technology
“What I like most about SI&A is its growth opportunities. People want to improve and management supports that through training programs and other incentives.”
Christie has been with SI&A since 2004.
IT Network Manager
“In the other places I’ve worked, mission statements were posted on the walls, we talked about them at meetings and then, for the most part, we ignored them. Here, we take our goals and our clients, very seriously. The people at SI&A are sincerely committed to making a difference in children’s lives.”
John joined SI&A in 2014.