People profile - Yolande du Preez

Yolande du Preez

Yolande du Preez

Consultant

  • Favorite quote
    “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky
  • What attracted you to Slalom?
    Slalom provides the perfect blend of a technology and business focus. The people of Slalom are truly the best and brightest out there. It is a place where you can contribute tremendous value, and push your own limits to reach new heights in your career.
  • Experience
    I have been a CRM Consultant for the past 9 years. Before Slalom I worked at 2 Microsoft consulting firms, where I primarily focused on Dynamics CRM.
  • Expertise
    Customer Insight and Strategy, CRM Solution Design and Development (Microsoft CRM and Salesforce.com), Business Analysis and Process Design, Project Management
  • What was your first job?
    My first job in the IT industry was working as an administrator for Microsoft Great Plains, and doing general CRM support for a large Private bank in South Africa.
  • People would be surprised to hear that I worked as…
    An event and marketing planner. I got to pick specialized topics in a specific industry, and build a conference around these hot topics. The insights I gained into the various industries are now very helpful in the CRM and ‘Customer Engagement’ world.
  • I have lived/worked in the following cities…
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    Chicago, Illinois
  • I speak the following languages…
    Afrikaans (like Dutch)
    English
  • Education
    Associated Business Degree from Abraham Baldwin College in Georgia
    B.Com Marketing from the University of New Orleans
    Various certifications around the Microsoft Technology stack, and Salesforce.com
  • Hobbies
    Chess, Kayaking, Biking, Cooking