Projects are Life: Rafik Ishaya

Rafik Ishaya is an expert project manager. He has spent 19 years at Fullerton Engineering and 25 total working in critical infrastructure industries. That kind of expertise is hard to come by. Sitting down and learning from Rafik was a real treat. The message that stuck with us after our conversation is: the key to successful project management is data integrity. About Rafik Ishaya: Rafik is a Vice President at Fullerton Engineering, and was previously the Director of Operations there, working to lead the development of new projects. Before leading …

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PROJECTS are LIFE: Eugene Spiegle

“If you can’t communicate, you can’t lead.” — Eugene Spiegle, Associate Professor of Professional Practice and Undergraduate Program Director, Rutgers University About Eugene Spiegle Eugene Spiegle, or Gene, as his colleagues call him, is the Associate Professor of Professional Practice and Director of Pathways to Partnerships at Rutgers University. The majority of Gene’s life has been spent running projects, with more than 45 working years spanning projects in construction, design, telecom, international security, and more. Gene founded the Cambridge Group, a project management consulting firm and has managed projects for …

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PROJECTS are LIFE: Stacie Esposito

Name this job: manages 450 to 500 projects at the same time, spends 80% of her time inputting data, creating and distributing reports, and providing daily updates to her clients. About Stacie Esposito Stacie graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Television and Radio — which is not the typical path to project managing thousands of tower modifications for major carriers. She did, however, start her career in the industry right after college at the recommendation of a friend at T-Mobile. Within two years, Stacie would be …

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PROJECTS are LIFE: Walter A. Nesbeth III

When you start a project, you can go in one of two directions: you can build the tower of Babel or you can find yourself the Rosetta Stone. — Walter A. Nesbeth III, Project Manager at a Tier 1 Mobile Network Operator About Walter A Nesbeth III Walter reckons that there’s really only one way to complete a project successfully, and that’s to make sure everyone is speaking the same language. His projects have spanned network design, marketing, IT, and construction, and he regularly collaborates with 15 to 20 people …

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