Katie Playfair

Management Consultant/Psychology Graduate Student

Portland, 97232


Team and Individual Management

Small Business Management

Agile and Scrum

Marketing and Sales


I am passionate about helping teams and individuals improve their performance and output, while still having fun and enjoying work. I bring to my work a profound enthusiasm for contributing to a supportive and healthy environment for my colleagues and clients. I recently returned to graduate school to study counseling psychology to be a more effective facilitator of better mental health both within and outside the workplace.


UC Berkeley

Psychology , Psychology

May 2001 - May 2001


Graduate Student - Counseling Psychology

Pacific University , Hillsboro, Oregon

August 2010 - October 2011

Following Evidence-Based Practices
Maintaining Highest Ethical Standards
Cogntiive-Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Based Therapy
Certified Scrum Practitioner

CollabNet (Formerly, Danube Technologies) , Portland, Oregon

June 2006 - August 2010

- Developing agile and Scrum transformation plans for Fortune 500 clients - Managing a global team of Certified Scrum Trainers - Conducting Scrum and agile workshops both in-person and via webinar for hundreds of participants - Authoring several articles on Scrum and agile best practices for industry publications

Designing and Facilitating Agile Transformations
Coaching Managers on Developing Healthy Workplaces
Contributing to the International Scrum Community
Controller and Contracts Administrator

Danube Technologies , Portland, Oregon

June 2005 - June 2006

• Financial strategy development including budgeting, cash flow, acquisition of financing, and development and implementation of new financial tools • Alignment of financial and people-management strategy with overall company culture and direction • Management of banking, legal, accounting and other outside vendor relationships • Analysis of employee insurance needs, research, comparison and selection of appropriate insurance including medical, dental, disability, life, and pre-tax programs followed by procurement of benefits vendors based on those needs • Communication of benefits details to employees, administration and problem solving

Small Business Management
Human Resources
Operations Manager

Edelman , Sacramento, California

November 2002 - June 2005

• Annual budgeting, financial analysis, AR/AP, expense reporting • Client budgeting, finance and contracting • Managed all human resources functions for local office including hiring, terminations, benefits, payroll, resource allocation monitoring and decision-making • Interface with corporate HR for issues not resolvable by local office • New business development through RFP process • Management of complex State of California and State of Oregon accounts • Vendor management • MIS/IT support for local office

State Government Contracting
Human Resources
Budgeting and finance
Business Manager

SF Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy , Oakland, California

November 2001 - November 2002

• Management of daily operations of a multiple-psychologist private practice • Support and operation of all IT systems including network, telephone, etc. • Full-charge bookkeeping using Quickbooks • Preparation of all tax return information for CPA • Management of all state licenses • Development of employee handbook, performance review system, etc.

Small Business Management
Executive Assistant

Deloitte and Touche , San Francisco, CA

August 2001 - November 2001

• Provided support to two partners, two senior managers, and one division. • Travel arrangements, calendaring, invoicing, file-management, and other EA functions • Extensive contact with high-level executives and clients both within and outside of the firm • Exposure to Human Capital Advisory Services client issues

Executive Support
Executive Assistant

East Bay Paratransit , Oakland, CA

August 1998 - December 1999

Call Center Management
Customer Service
ADA Issues

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