Tricia entered the IT staffing industry in 1996, serving in a variety of recruiting leadership positions before starting Agile Resources in 2003. She has worked with clients from Fortune 100 companies to mid-market and emerging organizations. Tricia’s experience in technology staffing and professional services extends to industries including healthcare, financial services, media, technology, telecommunications, transportation, manufacturing, and more.
Tricia founded Agile at a time in her life when most people wouldn’t think of launching a company. She was in the midst of a battle against Stage 3 breast cancer. Through it all, Agile flourished – growing more than 400 percent in the last four years and was named the 3rd Fastest Growing Staffing Firm in the US by Staffing Industry Analyst in 2012. Additionally, Agile is a three time Inc 5000 Honoree.
Tricia’s commitment to Agile is matched by a passion for service to the Atlanta community. She is an executive advisor for the outreach committee of Women in Technology (WIT) and serves on the board of Komen for the Cure – Greater Atlanta Affiliate. In 2004, Tricia founded Agile on the Green, the Atlanta technology industry’s premiere golf charity. Benefitting the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, Agile on the Green has raised over $170,000. Tricia and Agile have been widely recognized for community impact with honors and awards including: * 2012 Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year Finalist * Sixth fastest growing women-owned company in Atlanta, 2011 * Top 10 contingency staffing firms in Atlanta, 2010 * 2007 GWEN Award for driving business results and community change * 2009 and 2011 Turknett Leadership Nominee * Enterprise Woman of the Year Finalist in 2009 * 2007 Atlanta Business Chronicle “Top 40 Under 40” Award.
A native of Wilmington, Delaware, Tricia was a basketball scholarship recipient and Academic All-American. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Georgia State University with a B.A. in Education and later earned her M.S. in Education at the same university.
Tricia lives in Cumming with her husband, Jeff and daughter, Catherine. The Dempsey family enjoys spending time together boating on Lake Lanier and are avid fans of Georgia Tech football.
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Deleise Lindsay/Well-Change Group
Deleise A. Lindsay is the founder and managing principal of Well-Change, a boutique management consulting firm that equips leaders and managers to achieve business objectives during a time of change. While other consultants may practice purely from theory, her approach is based on many years of experience helping organizations avoid the impact of mismanaged change. Her unique value proposition is one of a consultant to senior management and an advocate for the employees during times of change.
Deleise’s most impactful change initiative was leading the beta testing and ultimate conversion of a manual system of client record keeping and delivery to an automated system that was later adopted by the entire industry.
To make a difference in closing the gap in the Health IT workforce, Deleise is leveraging her culmination of experience through such organizations as Georgia HIMSS, TAG Health Society Board of Directors, Healthcare Business Women’s Advisory Board, Gwinnett Tech HealthIT Advisory Board, the Metro Atlanta Chamber Workforce Subcommittee and moderator/co-chair for the Health IT Leadership Summit. Deleise also serves as adjunct faculty for the Southern Polytech’s Accelerated Health IT certification program teaching the section on “Emerging Careers in Health IT”. She is the Chair of TAG’s Health IT Job Fair for 2012 and 2013.
Prior to founding Well-Change, Deleise was vice president of F&H Solutions Group, a startup management consulting firm affiliated with Ford & Harrison, LLP, an employment and labor law firm.
Previously, Deleise was the district managing consultant for DBM, a global transition management firm, where she led a high impact team of professionals that provided consulting services to a variety of Fortune 500 organizations in five Southeast markets.
Deleise has also served as an international recruitment specialist for a healthcare company and as a member of the corporate human resources team for First Union Bank in Charlotte, N.C. As an entrepreneur, she owned and managed a retail establishment.
Media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, CBS Marketwatch, USA Today Online, and National Public Radio (NPR) have solicited Deleise’s input and directly quoted advice as a nationally recognized expert in transition services. With her engaging and thought-provoking style of presentation, she is also a well-sought-after speaker on transition and change management topics.
With a personal mission to “encourage and motivate” individuals to discover and follow their passions, she found one of her most rewarding experiences was placing students in academically supported internship and co-op positions during her five-year tenure with the Indiana State University Career Center, her alma mater where she received both a bachelors and masters degrees in education.