Gretchen Egging

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Gretchen is a versatile Project Manager who streamlines operations, improves cost-efficiency, and optimizes client servicing. Gretchen has earned praise from senior management and contemporaries for her smart team leadership, calm demeanor under pressure, commitment to accountability, and practical approach to problem-solving, all of which have allowed her to deliver transformative results across complex projects and initiatives.

Who is Gretchen Egging?

Gretchen’s personal and professional lives are driven by two fundamental ideas: exploring and creating.

A curious and inquisitive leader, Gretchen excels as both a Program and Project Manager. In both roles, she leverages her ability to quickly identify untapped opportunities to analyze and transform workflows, processes, and procedures to foster collaboration, streamline operations, and increase efficiency. She has earned praise from senior management and contemporaries for her smart team leadership, calm demeanor under pressure, commitment to accountability, and practical approach to problem-solving, all of which have allowed her to deliver transformative results across complex projects and initiatives.

Gretchen actively engages in programs and activities that feed her intellectual curiosity and cultivate her creative self-expression. Her adventurous spirit has led her to visit, explore, and photograph 17 countries on 4 continents, with highlights including summiting Mount Kilimanjaro in 2012, and a single, thrilling trip that featured stops in Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic, and Japan. An avid workshop enthusiast, Gretchen has completed courses in calligraphy, basket weaving, painting, screenwriting, photography, knife throwing, flower arranging, and cheese board arranging. Each adventure and creative exercise she takes on further sharpens her mind and ability to thrive as a change agent in both her personal and professional endeavors.

Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Gretchen moved to Seattle and attended the University of Washington, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature and Cinema Studies. She soon discovered her natural aptitude for operational management and enrolled in multiple collegiate courses to further develop her project management, team leadership, and business communication skills. She is currently a Program Manager at CLEAResult Consulting, where she manages two $MM programs for the largest energy efficiency company in the United States.

Work Experience

Program Manager

CLEAResult Consulting, Inc.

  • Period: October 2015 – Present
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Job type: Full-time
  • Reports to: Senior Program Manager

  • CLEAResult designs, markets and implements energy efficiency programs for utilities, businesses and residential energy customers.

  • Formerly Portland Energy Conversation, Inc. (PECI)
    Acquired October 2014

  • PECI was a nonprofit corporation with a 35-year history developing and implementing innovative approaches to energy and resource efficiency.

Project manage two active client programs totaling $4M+ in annual projected revenue on behalf of largest energy efficiency company in the United States

  • Direct cross-functional teams of 30+ to plan and implement greening and rebate initiatives for high-profile clients, establishing and maintaining a workplace culture defined by efficiency and accountability
  • Leverage strategic approach and diligent work ethic to coordinate key client and contract management, forecasting, invoicing, marketing, and reporting activities
  • Generated $11M+ in customer and contractor incentives and increased project revenue by 21% in 2017
  • Prepare extensive revenue, incentive, and savings forecasts, achieving accuracy within 0.7% for quarterly forecasts during the 2017 fiscal year
  • Review KPIs and historical program data to track program performance, identify areas for cost-effective improvements, and adjust team focus to produce high-priority project deliverables
  • Analyzed key financial and operational processes to strategically reduce T&M costs by $450K+ per month over a two-year period without sacrificing quality or stakeholder satisfaction levels
  • Overhauled reporting and invoicing processes to address frequent operational pain points, analyzing data on operational hurdles and implementing a corrective plan to achieve a full year without complaints
  • Guide marketing team to develop results-driven messaging and visual branding, including e-newsletters, client presentations, and case studies, tracking performance to inform future marketing strategies and initiatives
  • Draft and coordinate multiple client proposals to maintain cost-effectiveness, monitor need for program policy changes, and assess anticipated project risks

Operations Supervisor

CLEAResult Consulting, Inc.

  • Period: January 2015 – October 2015

Supervised team of four and collaborated cross-functionally to manage intensive rebate initiatives

  • Coordinated resources, evaluated and tracked marketing efforts, and directly supported 650+ customer accounts and 80+ contractors
  • Optimized critical weekly KPI dashboard, streamlining and automating a 42-page document that took a full workday and 1 FTE to create into a concise, four-page dashboard that was generated in under two hours
  • Coordinated planning, marketing, and execution of “Rooftop of Champions” competition that generated $2.9M+ in incentives paid, saved 4.1M+ kWh, and improved long-term contractor program performance
  • Improved communications and troubleshooting efforts between technical and non-technical stakeholders as the chief conduit between contractors, technicians, clients, and customers

Senior Project Coordinator

CLEAResult Consulting, Inc.

  • Period: 2012 – 2015

Processed $3M in rebates/incentives (14K+ individual rebate packets) with 100% accuracy for the Southern California HVAC Optimization program, using expert attention-to-detail and organization skills to maintain continuous alignment of program scope with strategic business objectives

  • Provided critical support to 58 contractors, 220 technicians, 225 customers, and internal team of 40
  • Defined and reengineered strategic incentive procurement plan, transforming rebate issuance time from 63 to 4 days by automating, systematizing and streamlining documentation process, while maintaining 100% accuracy
  • Organized and executed trade events for 100+ senior decision makers from 45+ HVAC contractors
Accolades: Promoted into role specifically created to maximize operational impact, earning praise from senior leadership for proven leadership, client management, effective communication, and strategic business insights

General Manager

Vanport Warehousing, Inc.

  • Period: 2005 – 2012
  • Location: Mira Loma, CA
  • Job type: Full-time
  • Reported to: President

  • Vanport Warehousing, Inc. is an independently owned and operated third-party warehousing, distribution and manufacturing company.

Acted as sole manager for all aspects of production at full-service paper manufacturing and distributing company, including inventory management, quality improvement, safety, human resources, marketing and branding, scheduling and maintenance.

  • Successfully oversaw and monitored 100,000 unit inventory, maintaining a 99.98% inventory accuracy rate over 7 years
  • Decreased office expenditures 15% by identifying and implementing cost-saving controls on stock/supplies and standardizing ordering procedures to maximize efficiency
  • Created master schedule by analyzing production specs, establishing sequencing and setting lead-times to meet strict shipping dates, seamlessly applying sales forecasts and production requirements for up to 20 orders at once
  • Served as company Safety Coordinator, conducting audits of Cal/OSHA safety processes, identifying critical gaps in existing protocol and designing and implementing new corrective strategies
  • Researched, authored and implemented employee handbook, documenting all standard operating procedures
  • Strengthened leadership and interpersonal skills while overseeing daily operations of 40-50 employees and all Human Resources responsibilities including payroll and employee record issues
  • Initiated and took lead on overhaul of company's website, including performing all design and programming work in order to improve readability, user-friendliness, functionality and branding
  • Pitched and implemented company's first digital marketing plan, launching accounts on social media platforms to maximize online presence, and created stationery system, brochures, posters, flyers and marketing kits
  • Honed problem-solving skills by developing workflow improvements to increase efficiency following staff reductions
  • Served as point of contact for clients and vendors, with responsibilities including troubleshooting, explaining delays, proposing alternatives and fine-tuning processes to suit complex requirements
  • Increased communication, both vertically and horizontally, across the company, implementing open door policies and one-on-one meetings to effectively boost morale and maintain low employee turnover rate
  • Developed strong legal and problem-solving skills while acting as point person in all contract negotiations between vendors and landlord, as well as on workers compensation claims and OSHA regulations
Accolades: Recruited to manage CA location based on superior performance as company's Inventory Controller in 2000-01.

Project Coordinator

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

  • Period: December 2004 – July 2005
  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • Job type: Full-time
  • Reported to: Race Chair

  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Their Race for the Cure is the world's largest fundraising event for breast cancer.

Played key role in planning, direction and implementation of the Puget Sound Komen Race for the Cure, gaining strong leadership capabilities and organizational skills while working effectively with a small team.

  • Demonstrated strong marketing skills while managing all web content updates, including e-marketing blasts, social media, and Race website, and supervising production of awards, signs, T-Shirts and event posters
  • Effectively trained, managed and coordinated workflow of all Race volunteers, strengthening interpersonal capabilities and ensuring effective execution of tasks before, during and after event
  • Processed donations, managed vendor payments and created sponsor invoices, showcasing accounting skills
  • Wrote and presented briefings to Race Chair and Affiliate Executive Director in order to ensure event preparations were consistent with the affiliate's goals and objectives
  • Developed writing skills by preparing content and layout for monthly newsletter and editing grant applications
  • Assisted the Development Director in facilitating event setup logistics, including securing parking, placing advertisements, securing permits from local government and fostering relationships with sponsors
  • Responsible for coordinating all sources of race revenue and programs including sponsorship, pledge program, teams program and registration
Accolades: Promoted from intern to full-time employee after exhibiting strong leadership and post-event skills.

Education & Certifications

University of Washington

Seattle, WA – May 2005

Bachelor of Arts: Comparative Literature
Academic Honors: Dean's List
International Studies Program: Oaxaca, Mexico
Key Classes: Art & Design Approaches, Fluency in
Information Technology, Business & Technical Writing

Project Management Institute (PMI)

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Continuing Education

Comprehensive coursework in Project Management, Team
Leadership and Business Communications