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About Linda

Linda Daichendt, has over 20 years Corporate and Entrepreneurial experience in Marketing, Operations, Strategic Planning and Staffing. Since 2007 she has been a passionate proponent of mobile/wireless technologies, and very focused on ensuring the ability for all Michigan residents to benefit from jobs & businesses created by them, as well as expanding Michigan’s influence in this field nationally/internationally.

Personal goals for her work are:

  • to help those working in every industry understand how these technologies are currently – or will be in future- used in their industry & organizations to increase productivity & profitability
  • to help individuals get education needed to use these technologies to build rewarding careers or launch successful businesses – in any industry
  • in Michigan, to educate government, economic development & philanthropic organizations about the far-reaching positive economic impact these technologies are having & the wide diversity of jobs they’re creating
  • to help educational institutions at all levels understand types of training needed now, and going forward, to have effectively trained candidates prepared to fill the many jobs currently available along with those created in the future
  • promoting Michigan-based suppliers of, and users of, mobile/wireless tech nationally/internationally
  • to encourage people & organizations to engage with these technologies in every way possible and to understand the benefit of doing so
Linda does this by:
  • operating the Mobile Technology Assn of Michigan & Mobile Monday Michigan
  • providing consultation to industries, businesses, educational institutions, governments and other organizations seeking to capitalize on benefits provided by mobile/wireless tech
  • speaking at events for organizations large and small on topics related to mobile/wireless tech
  • acting as a liaison with national/international mobile/wireless industry contacts & organizations
Her background includes work for employers and clients that provided National and International multi-industry experience, including:
  • Mobile/Wireless
  • Consulting
  • Franchising
  • Retail
  • Coatings/Chemical Distribution
  • Consumer Goods
  • Personal Services
  • Residential/Commercial Contracting Services
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Shopping Center Development/Management
  • Staffing/HR Contracting/Outplacement
  • Training/Education
  • Automotive Aftermarket
  • Video Entertainment
  • Entertainment Facilities Management
  • Non-profit
AWARDS:
  • Techweek 100 – 2015
  • Techweek 100 – 2014
  • DiSciTech Award – 2013 (for MTAM)
  • Michigan Tech 100 – 2013
  • Top 1% Most Viewed LinkedIN Profile – 2012
AFFILIATIONS:
  • Board of Directors member – Mobile Technology Association of Michigan (MTAM)
  • Board of Directors Member – Michigan STEM Partnership
  • Member – Automation Alley
  • Member – Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA)
  • Member – Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE)
  • Member – Michigan Business Incubator Association (MBIA)
  • Member – Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM)
  • Member – Wireless Industry Partnership
  • Member – Connect Michigan; Collaborative Broadband Committee
  • Co-founder/member – Mobile Monday – Michigan
  • Member – SE Michigan Women’s Franchise Association (IFA Affiliate)
  • Former Board member – Edison Technology Incubator (Ohio)
  • Former Board member – Junior Achievement of the Mahoning Valley (Ohio)
Linda has frequently been interviewed and spoken to groups on the topics of:
  • Economic Impact on Mobile/Wireless Technologies on Michigan’s Economy
  • Career Opportunities Mobile/Wireless Tech Will Provide for Today’s Students
  • Using Mobile/Wireless Technologies to Increase Business Productivity and Profitability
  • Current and Future Impact of Mobile/Wireless Tech
  • The Future of Mobile/Wireless Technologies
  • How the Mobile Industry Will Grow Michigan’s Economy
  • What Makes an Effective Entrepreneur
  • Mobile Marketing
  • Uses of Mobile/Wireless Technologies for Businesses
  • Consumer Trends in the Mobile/Wireless Industry
  • How to Market Mobile Applications
  • Understanding the Mobile Industry
  • Understanding Mobile Marketing
  • Woman as Small Business Owners
  • Starting and Growing a Small Business
  • Marketing Your Business
  • Marketing via Mobile Marketing
  • Marketing via Social Media
  • Marketing via Virtual Events and Virtual Environment Events
  • Outplacement; How a Business Should Effectively – and Humanely – Downsize When it’s Required
  • Job Search Skills for Individuals
 
Marketing background includes:  marketing plan development / implementation, advertising, public relations, internal communications, customer service programs, sales training and management, website development / management, sponsorship programs, event planning / implementation, brand management, creative development / production management. Specialty areas include:  mobile marketing, social media marketing and virtual solutions.
Operations background includes:  short-term / long-term productivity management, staff management / scheduling, purchasing, inventory control, quality management, and departmental communication / coordination.
Strategic Planning background includes:  identification of objectives, development of company philosphy, goal setting (short-term and long-term), establishing policies / procedures, organizational structure planning, facilities management, KPI (key performance indicators) identification / measurement strategies, budget development, and cash-flow analysis.
Human Resources background in Temporary Placement, Permanent Placement, Recruiting, HR Management, Outplacement, Job Fair Event Production
She is an experienced entrepreneur who has owned several successful businesses in the Consulting, Marketing, Outplacement, Chemical Wholesale Distribution, and Residential/Commercial Services Contracting industries
EDUCATION:
University of Phoenix
Major:  Management
Bachelor of Science degree received; graduated summa cum laude
 
 
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