Christine S. Stone
Christine Sandman Stone is speaker, advisor, strategist, connector of ideas and people, and author. She is a highly regarded pragmatist, weaving stories into her work to increase engagement and outcomes.
Christine’s career began with technical project management – quickly evolving into project recovery, developing top performing tech teams, building business technical strategies and financial plans, then changing and building organization and their operations to sustained success.
Christine builds and advises tech organizations to execute. Founder of Deliver at Scale, Christine is a sought-after expert in the areas of strategic planning in tech, transformation, work-life balance, and tech talent diversity. She previously led Groupon’s recovery and survival of the pandemic via OKR and Agile transformation across the global Product & Engineering organizations. She honed her skills at VW/Audi, EMC2 Dell, McDonald’s and consulting firms. Leading technical change and developing people is a natural part of Christine’s approach, formalized in her graduate work in Organizational Behavior.
Her second book The Modern Management Mentor: Practical, Tested Tools for New Managers was beta-tested with people managers in growing companies, and is a sought after reference for newly-minted people managers, especially those in tech.
Her first book The Parent Track: Work-life Balance Hacks to Elevate Your Career and Raise Good Humans came out in 2020 gives working parents viable guidance to navigate career and family.
She mentors with Chicago Innovation, AnitaB, Illinois Science and Technology Coalition, and is active with the Chicago Women in Tech community including ARA, i.c.Stars, Chicago Executive Women’s Networking Group and others. She is an organic connector of technology and people.