Leadership Council Member

Glenn Dirks

With more than 30 years of experience in facilities management; environment, health and safety; and human resources, working in the electronics industry and with regulatory agencies, Glenn is nationally recognized for innovative organizational management techniques and his expertise in leveraged outsourcing, change management and implementing mobile work programs. He led teams at Fortune 500 companies in telecommunications, energy, defense, technology and finance through generating and implementing plans for a variety of change management initiatives. Glenn combines a firm commitment to the business needs and goals of clients with the drive for constant learning and improvement while offering a positive outlook and a focus on the team’s strengths and assets. 

As Vice President of Customer Enablement for Optimaze, Inc., Glenn oversees the creation of new work environment solutions for customers across the globe, including Software as a Service’s (SaaS) sales, customer support and enterprise account management system. 

Before that, he developed and deployed Sun Microsystems’ flexible work environment program, managing more than 35 implementations in the U.S. and Europe. He increased employee acceptance of mobile work projects, and enhanced program effectiveness. From 1987 to 1999, he served as Director of Facilities Operations for Sun, implementing its first major leveraged outsourcing of Facilities and Environment, Health and Safety operations. Using strategically designed change management techniques led to minimizing impact on employees and increasing their willingness to actively participate in the initiative.

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