Elizabeth Daggert
VP of Engineering
GuideSpark

(5.0)
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Elizabeth Daggert drives change by helping people connect to the big picture. She enjoys building and leading teams to bring strategic unknowns to knowns, while simplifying the technically complex to create organization-wide alignment.

As a leader, Elizabeth emphasizes a foundation of respect, accountability, transparency, and continuous improvement. She provides clarity and context where there is ambiguity, and brings a dedicated, pragmatic, and intuitive work ethic to all she does. Her passions include creating compelling software, delivering at scale, building inclusive cultures, developing individuals, and practicing gratitude -- all while embracing a growth mindset towards organizations and technologies.

In her 25+ year career, Elizabeth has developed a proven track record of delivering in roles that have spanned the gamut from creating her own startup to leading large development teams at Microsoft and Ericsson. She has been privileged to work with teams that brought nine brand-new products from inception to market, as well as seven additional releases of new versions in existing product lines. In her brief time as a rocket scientist she helped design and launch an autonomous microgravity centrifuge experiment that flew on the space shuttle Endeavor.

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  1. Beth makes it easy to communicate with, such a great personality drops any pressures for initiating critical conversations. Beth can breakdown complex systems at a high level and drill into details, yet keeping it simple at the same time, maintaining the context for the current audience to best convey and persuade ideas. Beth has a great command and control center brain for handling sticky situations where hard decisions have to be made, and doing so with setting expectations up the chain to avoid surprises. Beth keeps the future in mind aligning the team to a roadmap that keeps the team motivated for new innovation coming soon. Most of all, Beth keeps her word; to the company and to the team. She fights for her team with the best interest of the company moving forward. Our team trusts Beth. Period. And because we have that trust in her, we as a team are more engaged, motivated, and productive.

    Mid Level Professional, submitted on

  2. In a typically male-dominated field, Beth has become a vocal, driven, and caring leader as VP of Engineering at GuideSpark. She manages a diverse team with engineers from all over the world, some of whom are based in remote locations in other states. She encourages innovation by taking calculated risks and encouraging new ideas. She cares deeply about her team, helping them develop on a professional and personal level. To get to know Beth even better in her own words, I recommend checking out this two-part Q&A with her about women in STEM: https://www.guidespark.com/blog/women-in-stem%3A-an-interview-with-beth-daggert-part-1/ and https://www.guidespark.com/blog/women-in-stem%3A-an-interview-with-beth-daggert%2C-vp-of-engineering-part-2/

    Staff, submitted on

  3. Leadership – Beth has had to manage and motivate her team through significant challenges including a significant business/product transition and now COVID-19. She has kept her team together and productive by combining business perspective, technical skills, and empathy. This is her first VP role and she has really stepped up as a key member of the executive team. Technical skills – engineering leadership needs to combine management skills, business skills, but also strong technical skills to lead and gain respect from an engineering team at our stage. She combines these incredibly well.

    Senior Level Professional, submitted on

  4. Beth is an incredible female leader to our engineering department as well as an executive to the company. She makes sure everyone has a voice and is heard no matter the circumstances. Having listened to Beth share many of her stories about being a woman in STEM, such as being the only female representative at conferences, and discrimmination she has faced, I am proud to work at a company that recognizes her astound skills and passion to be our VP of Engineering.

    Staff, submitted on

  5. We are a small organization and have to be mindful where we focus the team. Beth has to balance driving new features and address critical maintenance issues to both satisfy customers and product management in addition to simultaneously driving engineering excellence and advanced research to keep her technical teams organized and motivated. She does this all with a stedfast calmness and authority that ensures we all operate as a single team.

    Mid Level Professional, submitted on

  6. Even though I do not work directly with Beth in her capacity as VP of Engineering on a day-to-day basis, her leadership is felt through out our organization. She is a thoughtful and smart leader who always has her eye on the big picture for our company as a whole while centering with laser focus on the day-to-day needs of her team.

    Mid Level Professional, submitted on

  7. Beth is an amazing communicator and cross-functional leader. She has a way of rallying the troops across multiple teams, and a unique knack for explaining complicated concepts in an easily intelligible, calm manner. She is a steadfast presence, even when things are stressful, and she models what it means to be a supportive manager.

    Mid Level Professional, submitted on

  8. Beth has shown tremendous leadership during difficult times. She consistently exhibits leadership with empathy and strong team building. Beth has taken charge of a complex technical update and led a distributed team to a great outcome. She communicates and negotiates very well with peer departments.

    Mid Level Professional, submitted on

  9. Beth is incredibly bright and humble. She listens to employee feedback and never shows signs of stress, even during the busiest times. Beth knows how to keep her team engaged with creative solutions like storytelling and card games to exercise different parts of the brain.

    Staff, submitted on

  10. Straightforward approach, down-to-earth presence and communication, strong role model for womxn at the company: takes up space, makes her voice heard, strives for and expects greatness, leads a team who respects her immensely, and gets things done.

    Staff, submitted on

  11. Beth is a true leader for her team and for GuideSpark as a whole. She’s incredibly smart, passionate, compassionate, approachable, and funny. She’s a champion of our company culture and is admired and loved by everyone at GuideSpark.

    Mid Level Professional, submitted on

  12. Always calm when company priorities change, great at adapting to new business goals and creating stellar product roadmaps. All-around great person, fair and honest, leads with intelligence and empathy, open to ideas from everyone

    Mid Level Professional, submitted on

  13. Beth is a dedicated and dynamic leader! Some of her key strengths are leadership, creativity and determination. She is an incredible and inspiring woman to work with. I consider myself lucky to get the chance to learn from her.

    Staff, submitted on

  14. Agile Creative Strong Dedication to delivering the best quality software we can – Passionate about her team members and providing them with the tools they need to be successful

    Mid Level Professional, submitted on

  15. Beth: * has a strong understanding of technology. * gives her employees ownership and trusts them to drive tasks to completion. * addressing issues directly and promptly.

    Staff, submitted on

  16. She not only leads competently, but also provides encouragement that feels genuine, something I haven’t experienced in many companies before joining Guidespark!

    Staff, submitted on

  17. Leadership, innovation and collaboration. She leads her team to think beyond what’s expected and brings people together to achieve new goals. She’s inspiring!

    Mid Level Professional, submitted on

  18. Beth is communicative and collaborative in all that she does. She always bring a contagious energy to the table and any team is more than lucky to have her.

    Staff, submitted on

  19. Beth is very Inspiring. She always makes sure we’re all motivated and makes sure everyone feels appreciated where appreciation is due.

    Staff, submitted on

  20. Beth is very thorough in all aspects of her job. She keeps the minutia in mind while insuring the larger vision remains on track.

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  21. Beth is an extraordinarily effective leader, her strength lies in her ability to inspire and lead the entire engineering team.

    Mid Level Professional, submitted on

  22. Strong technical skill, great people skill, great management skill, responsible, reasonable, sharp, broad experience

    Mid Level Professional, submitted on

  23. Driving for successful outcomes for ALL stakeholders involved and enabling others to maximize their contributions.

    Mid Level Professional, submitted on

  24. Strong leadership, Reliable, Dependable. Motivating and inspiring everyone to do their best work;

    Staff, submitted on

  25. Beth is positive, hard-working, savvy, funny, cool under pressure, and overall a bad ass leader.

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