We would like to give a big, warm welcome to Jamie Johnson, our new Chief Operating Officer! Jamie comes to McClure Engineering with over 15 years of experience in Human Resources and Business Operations, with her most recent position being the Chief of Staff/VP of Business Operations to the Chief Technology Officer of Operations at a large financial services company where she supported over 2,000 employees globally. In her new role, Jamie will be working as the right-hand woman of CEO Keith Esarey, partnering collaboratively across the organization, and maintaining focus on the business operations side of the organization so that Keith can maintain focus on his vision for the engineering operations and corporate growth. She will be providing critical input into key decisions across virtually every aspect of McClure Engineering.
Learn more about Jamie and why she knew McClure Engineering was the right place for her.
What made you want to work at McClure Engineering?
My breakfast interview with Keith started at 9am and turned into brunch and then lunch by the time it was over. I knew then and there that I was already sold on the company’s mission/values/culture which in part is a direct representation of the people.
What things stood out to you about the McClure Engineering management team?
So many good characteristics it’s hard to narrow it down but if I had to pick a few that stood out the most, it was their transparency, humbleness, and passion for the work they do and the people they serve as leaders.
Which work benefit or perk is your favorite?
The change in work-life balance and flexibility has been refreshing. After spending most of my career in larger, more corporate environments, working for a smaller firm like McClure Engineering has been a shock to my system in the best way possible.
From day one, I felt welcomed and ‘at home’ by the entire McClure team which allowed me to jump right in and get to work. I also get to bring my ‘true self’ to work and that level of acceptance is a reflection of the diversity and inclusion of the individuals at McClure Engineering.
What part of the job are you most excited about?
The opportunity to make a positive impact on a variety of teams and functions within the broader firm. Getting to walk into an organization that is already high performing allows me to focus my energy on implementing processes that will improve the lives of our employees, such as the new Employee Development Plans we recently rolled out – making McClure Engineering an even greater place to work.
What are your goals for the next few months/years?
My short-term goal as I acclimate to the new role is to develop a deeper level of understanding of the business, in addition to my favorite part of starting a new position – getting to know all of the amazing people! The more I can listen and learn, the greater value I’ll be able to add in the long-term.
What motivates you?
I am motivated by being a positive role model for my daughters, Rilynn (8) and Remi (6). I take pride in the fact that I can be both a great Mom and have a fulfilling career.
How do you like to decompress after work?
When I’m not chasing my two daughters, I like to stay active for both my physical and mental health. I love to do a F45 HITT class or hot yoga. Life is all about balance though and I thoroughly enjoy consuming all the good food and drinks out there. I am also a huge bourbon fan and Weller Antique is the way to my heart. (This has been duly noted by the McClure Engineering team and a case will be on hold for future emergencies.)