Team Member Spotlight: Brandy Griffin

Brandy Griffin-1Every once in a while, we like to show off one of our hard-working, detail-oriented problem solvers. Take a moment to see who's in the spotlight today!

Name: Brandy Griffin

Title: Cyber Service Delivery Manager          

Start Date: January 2018 

Tell us "your story."

I came to Avalon from an in-house legal department for a fortune 500 Company in January 2018. My previous experience was focused on project management, identification, preservation, and collection of electronic discovery (first half of the EDRM), digital forensics, and cyber security incident response (from a company’s perspective). I interviewed with Avalon for a Project Manager position after one of Avalon’s sales representatives I knew recommended to do so, but unfortunately did not have the experience in review platforms and the latter half of the EDRM to meet the position requirements. The VP and CIO fortunately saw promise in me and a need within the department for which they created a new role that I then filled - Project Coordinator. I immediately gained knowledge in the areas I had not previously been exposed to while applying the skills and mastery in legal technology and project management I had obtained over the years and began filling in for the Project Managers as needed. I was later approached regarding the Cyber Service Delivery Manager role and moved into the position in November 2018. Today I serve in both the Cyber Service Delivery Manager role and Project Coordinator position for our eDiscovery department (as my time permits). I have learned so much from my co-workers in both departments and could not be more grateful for their guidance; we truly teach each other a great deal daily. My main focus today is cyber, and I could not be more thrilled to be on this journey. I also recently graduated from Wake Forest Law School with my Master of Studies in Law where I took courses in cyber security, corporate compliance, public and private law, and more. I look forward to using my experience, skills, and education to further assist Avalon in meeting its goals to best serve our clients, work as a team, and grow our business. 

What’s your favorite thing about Avalon?

 The company culture and “can-do” attitude so many of the leaders and my co-workers exhibit.

What’s your favorite thing about your position at Avalon?

The ability to work remotely and alongside incredibly talented people.

What is your proudest moment at Avalon?

My promotion to cyber service delivery manager. I’ve been exposed to cyber security over the years through work and school and was very happy when the opportunity arised. 

What does a typical workday look like for you?

It’s never the same but is usually full of emails and calls with team members and clients, updates to the project task board, lots of strategic thinking, and time that I spend working on various tasks. 

What’s your favorite workplace memory?

My first visit to our home office in Buffalo, NY.

What are you listening to right now? (music / podcast / audio book)

Podcast – Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations. The anatomy of trust.

What’s a must-read blog or book that you’ve read recently and why?

“The 5 Keys To The Great Life” by Tomi Bryan and Jerry White 

One of my professors wrote this and another awesome book called “What’s Your Superpower”. I read “The 5 Keys To The Great Life” when I was going through my divorce, a job change, move, and much more. It helped me define some of the things I want for my life and has put me on the path to achieve those goals.

What’s your favorite motivational quote?

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be” – Ralph Waldo Emerson (and anything else by Emerson and of course Mark Twain 😊)

If you could go anywhere on vacation, where would it be?

The Maldives. I reallllllllllly want to go. The seclusion and tranquility is unreal from the pictures I’ve seen.

If you were stuck on an island and can only bring three things, what would you bring?

My daughter, my dog, and an unlimited supply of pizza.

What do you do for fun?

I love to hike and travel. I prefer scenic places over big cities.

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