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Marquis Who's Who Honors Cynthia Rose Stickland for Expertise in Product Management

Cynthia Rose Stickland is celebrated for her zeal for lifelong learning and her passion for giving back

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    INDIAN LAND, SC, April 26, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Cynthia Rose Stickland has been selected for inclusion in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Ms. Stickland is a respected thought leader within the disciplines of product and project management. At present, she holds the position of cloud product analyst and consultant to Nationwide, a role she has held since 2023 through her tenure with Pyramid Consulting Inc. In this role, Ms. Stickland is a key contributor to a multi-year initiative to migrate contact center capabilities from an on-premise environment to a cloud environment. Her career in product management spans over 18 years and includes pivotal positions at some of the nation's leading companies including U.S. Bank, Capital One, and Humana Inc. Throughout her professional journey, Ms. Stickland has seamlessly transitioned across diverse roles, assuming responsibilities as a product operations analyst, agile project manager, software product owner, and, most recently, a digital product manager. Her ability to contribute meaningfully across various organizational dimensions and cultivate cross-functional relationships is a testament to her comprehensive knowledge — a knowledge that drives operational efficiency, tailored user experiences, and successful product strategy deliveries.

The educational foundation that underpins Ms. Stickland's successful career began with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. She then pursued an MBA with a specialization in project management from Lakeland University, earning her degree in 2010. These academic achievements have been instrumental in equipping her with the knowledge and analytical skills necessary for her roles in product management. Ms. Stickland's professional journey is characterized by her active involvement in industry-related organizations, including Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI), Scaled Agile, Inc., and International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA). These affiliations have provided her with invaluable platforms for continuous learning and meaningful networking with peers. Her certifications, some of which encompass Certified Scrum Professional®-Product Owner (CSP-PO), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), and Project Management Professional (PMP), further underscore her dedication to upholding exceptional standards of excellence within her profession.

Beyond her vocational endeavors, Ms. Stickland is deeply committed to giving back to the community. She supports various charitable organizations, including UPchieve, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation, Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation – Butterfly Paws program, The Asher House, and The Humane Society of the United States. Additionally, Ms. Stickland serves as an academic coach and tutor with UPchieve, an edtech nonprofit which provides free, 24/7 online tutoring and college counseling to support middle and high school students in the United States. She provides tutoring in topics including English, math, science, and social studies. As an academic coach, she provides college counseling to students as they prepare to enter college, including application prep, application essay review, and financial aid guidance — signifying her passion for fostering education and guiding others.

In her personal life, Ms. Stickland enjoys a diverse array of activities that enrich her life outside work. She finds joy in kickboxing, online gaming, reading, sketching, singing, acquiring new knowledge, attending festivals, visiting art and history museums, exploring botanical gardens and zoos, self-reflection, and cherishing time spent with her husband and puppy. Committed to lifelong learning and personal growth, Ms. Stickland considers these joys as an integral part of her future plans.

As Ms. Stickland considers the future, she envisions herself at the intersection of growth and innovation. Committed to lifelong learning, she has set her sights on further understanding the depths and applications of artificial intelligence (AI). One of her goals is to leverage AI concepts to enhance automation, gain deeper product insights, and optimize user experiences within SaaS, UCaaS and CCaaS platforms. But it does not stop there. Ms. Stickland's personal journey is equally significant. She consciously invests in herself, focusing on mindfulness, cultivating healthy thought patterns, and nurturing connections with others. Self-awareness is her compass, guiding her toward continuous improvement. Ms. Stickland believes that her current goals are the stepping stones to future success. She embraces the digital landscape, ensuring her relevance in the ever-evolving product management discipline. She seeks a workplace that champions lifelong learning, curiosity, and authenticity. And as she perseveres on her path of personal growth, she draws inspiration and unwavering motivation from striving to become the best version of herself. This endless and captivating voyage is fueled by her pursuit of her hero—none other than herself.

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