Who Are ConnectingPM?
A women- and minority-owned business founded in 2020 by Heather Gates, ConnectingPM is a small but diverse mix of IT talent, industry experience, process knowledge and media insights from around the globe. With offices in The Netherlands and the USA our team is ready to help when you need it.
Our mission is to demonstrate, drive and support business excellence. By combining decades of experience in service operations, delivery and transformations – we provide professional services optimizing business processes and professional development.
Our flagship service – TalentOcean – is a Skills-Based Assessment platform as a service (PaaS) which supports the selection of applicants for our clients. By using a novel and new manner by applying focus on an individuals’ abilities, cultural fit and potential, it removes unconscious biases when reading a resume or application. Gone are the days of resumes for our clients. We do it more scientifically than that, to reduce the process down from 3-4 months to one or less. As a professional forget filling out multiple applications, do it once and be matched to relevant jobs for yo
Our International Team
Heather is an entrepreneur, consultant and certified project manager who values collaboration, service and excellence. As a former athlete, Heather brings human-centered perspectives gained from years of individual and team successes and failures. During project management and leadership roles at companies such as JP Morgan Chase, FIS, DellEMC and Optiva, by her own reckoning, she has managed and consulted on projects in over 25 countries, positively impacted hundreds of thousands of individuals and delivered billions in value, she knows what makes a project tick!
She co-founded ConnectingPM in 2020, with the mantra from Peter Drucker, “If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old”. Heather is using her personal and professional experiences to striving to innovate how businesses recruit, orient, train and support project management professionals. She is proud to lead ConnectingHG, parent company of ConnectingPM, as a woman-(WOB) and minority-owned (MOB) business with offices in the Netherlands as well as the US.
After spending his formative years in the British Army within the Royal Corps of Signals, specialising in data communications, Adam moved into an IT career, spanning multiple countries across Europe. He has worked at some top companies: Ford Motor Company, Ford Credit, KPMG and BNP Paribas. Over the last decade he has been a freelance consultant specialising in topics such as CX (Customer Experience) DX (Digital Transformation) and Unified Communications (UCaaS). Somewhere in amongst all that he has found time to be a published author of business, operational and technical guides for contact centre platforms and services. He has extensive project management experience and he co-founded ConnectingPM with Heather Gates in 2020, where today he is the CTO. These days, Adam resides in the Midlands, UK.
With a couple of decades of international B2B marketing in the high tech and IT industries, Catrina has worked in companies ranging from start-ups through to multinational enterprises; controlling budgets from £0 to €7million. She founded her own consultancy in 2016. Since then, she has helped a number of companies launch, established business plans, and breathed life into marketing strategies. The largest project: project managing merging 7 different identities into one new over-arching corporate brand in under 5 months covering everything from marketing collaterals to reception areas & external signage to internal training to working with HR, IT, finance and legal. Catrina enjoys making companies successful in her own no-nonsense manner. She also follows the mantra “if the money can earn more in the bank – leave it there and don’t spend on that marketing campaign”.
Nirmala is a whiz at design and marketing, with fresh ideas and innovative designs for our products and services, with stunning results. She joined ConnectingPM as an intern, and has now joined us permanently – which we are very happy about! Originally from Indonesia, Nirmala now resides in Enschede. She has a double degree from Saxion University Netherlands and Diponegoro University Indonesia proving her international credentials.