Paul’s early experiences as a mechanical engineer developing national defense weapons for Lockheed Missiles and Space led him to question existing product development methods. Customer success is what drives Paul, and according to Playbook's clients, his quick wit is the best part of Playbook training.
Aerospace and mechanical engineer turned NPD systems engineer, Eric leads the team of developers to enhance and evolve Playbook. Eric’s intellectual pursuit is taking the best of Lean, Agile, and Theory of Constraints and adapting them to increase project velocity, product quality, creative innovation, and happy new product development teams.
After many years in corporate marketing and digital consulting, Elyssa decided it would be more fun to be the chief marketing guru for a startup. Fortunately she found Playbook where her many talents in marketing, writing, and SEO were put to good use. Her desire to learn enabled her to quickly understand the intricate complexities of lean and agile, and now her time is spent figuring out how to explain them in a way that’s relatable to engineers.
By the end of his first day as a mechanical engineer, David realized he liked fixing process problems more than working on the design problems. So five years later when he had finished overhauling the engineering tools and processes there, he decided it would be fun to venture out and improve the work environments at other companies. At Playbook, David continues to inspire the team to look for ways to improve the value, simplicity and impact of their solutions.
Vanessa was so good at managing her work at a big company that she decided to seek out bigger challenges at a small one. After twelve years at Playbook we still haven’t found a task she can’t master. And that’s saying a lot because there’s a never-ending supply of new things that need to be done to keep the company running smoothly.