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Introduction and Welcome!

First of all, welcome to our Simple Lean and Green blog!  We will use this blog to help our friends and partners keep up with us and get to know us a little better, and to share information that we feel is valuable.

Who are we?

Patricia Martineau is the “leaner” partner of PM Perspective Inc. and Simple Lean & Green. With a background in aviation technical operations, and systems and project management, Patricia witnessed much inefficiency throughout her career. She has always had a personal green consciousness and became fascinated with the business possibilities after studying Lean at the LAI (Lean Advancement Initiative) at MIT in Boston and then being exposed to the concepts of “Green IT”. Patricia saw the synergies, the potential, and the emerging market, and created the concept of “Simple Lean & Green” to increase the rewards of the growing green consciousness throughout the business community today, as well as a path for businesses to be more competitive through reducing wasteful practices. She is at the fore-front of the crowd, educating, leading, giving, and helping others help their own businesses save, give back, and thrive!

Patricia is a graduate from the University of California, Santa Barbara, acquired a PMP certification (Project Management Professional) in 2003, and has a Six Sigma Greenbelt and a Master’s Certificate in Applied Project Management from Villanova University.

In addition to being the ‘greener’ partner at PM Perspective Inc. and Simple Lean & Green, Yveatte Rothermel works for the Florida Earth Foundation, a non-profit organization. At Florida Earth she coordinates educational programs focused on water issues in Florida. Previously Yveatte worked for Vayan, an interactive marketing and data solutions company in Boca Raton, FL, as the Human Resources & Recruiting Manager. In her five years at Vayan, Yveatte helped grow the company from ten to 50 employees, including full life cycle recruiting from entry to executive level positions. She also implemented benefits and performance management programs from the ground up, including an online performance tracking tool to automate functions for managing employee goals and activities. Previous to Vayan, Yveatte held roles at several internet startups, including Eggrock Partners and Breakaway Solutions, which were full service providers of e-solutions. While pursuing her Master’s degree in International and Intercultural Management, Yveatte did a 15 month practicum at OSRAM FSL in Foshan, China where she worked as Assistant Personnel Manager in charge of all expatriate employees.

Yveatte has a BBA degree in International Business from Schiller International University (Heidelberg, Germany), a MIIM degree in International and Intercultural Management from the School for International Training (Brattleboro, VT) and studied Environmental Education at Florida Atlantic University.

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