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Andrew McDonald

Ecolab

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Ecolab

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My professional experience to date includes being part of a fast-paced, quickly changing global IT team at Capital Safety (now part of 3M) in Red Wing, MN. An IT Business Analyst/Project Manager, and IT Supervisor at Travel Tags (a Taylor Company) in Inver Grove Heights, MN, and now a Business Analyst on the finance team at EcoSure (A Division of ECOLAB) in St. Paul, MN.

I have a wide range of technical skills that span from basic hardware support/troubleshooting and systems administration all the way up to complex systems analysis, design, development, and implementation of business solutions. My favorite tool in any situation is common sense. I like to ask myself 'Does it make sense to invest a large amount of time and money in a project with little reward?', maybe it would be better to build a proof of concept? I like to use an agile approach in order to keep stakeholders involved in the project design. This approach also invokes frequent feedback from users so that no one is surprised at how systems function upon completion. One of the most satisfying aspects of my job is sharing new technology and features that save people time.