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The Women Presidents Organization Announces SPK and Associates as Newest Member

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Written by Chris McHale
Published on April 12, 2023

SCOTTS VALLEY, CALIFORNIA – The Women Presidents Organization (WPO), a dynamic and diverse collective of women entrepreneurs from around the world, is proud to announce SPK and Associates as the newest member of the Silicon Valley Chapter. WPO Chapters bring women business leaders from diverse, non-competitive industries together in peer learning groups where their perspectives can be understood, challenged, and refined in a confidential setting. “I’m pleased to welcome SPK to our community of business leaders who tap into collective insight to experience game-changing breakthroughs,” said Camille Burns, CEO of the WPO.

 

“I’m delighted and honored to be welcomed into WPO,” says Christine McHale, CEO of SPK and Associates. “SPK and accelerating businesses of all sizes has been my passion and dedication for nearly three decades. It’s been fantastic to see how the industry has changed, flex with that and grow a business filled with like-minded yet diverse mindsets and ultimately support other businesses globally to do the same.”

Christine McHale has been the Chief Executive Officer at SPK & Associates LLC for  over 20 years. SPK & Associates is part of the Custom Software & IT Services industry. SPK is a leading, woman-owned Engineering and IT Services Company that serves product and software development teams, and is headquartered in Scotts Valley, California. For over 20 years, they have been helping customers to harness technology to optimize engineering and attain their business goals. They do this by understanding the systems, processes, data and applications critical to successful engineering and dedicating themselves to helping customers build, test, and release their products faster and better.  SPK’s core expertise covers four functional areas: Product Lifecycle Management (MCAD, PLM, PDM); Software Lifecycle Management (ALM, DevOps); Cloud for Engineering (Infrastructure, Security); Data Engineering and Insights

Aside from being the inventors of virtual CAD (vCAD) which allowed businesses to pivot and continue high-load design activities at home during the pandemic, SPK’s typical customer continues to work with them for an average of eight years. This demonstrates that SPK truly integrates as a managed services provider and builds strong relationships with their customers at the core of its business.

Christine and her team are true innovators and are respected globally for their vision. Their accolades include being an MSP 501’er, being named as CloudBees partner of the year, named an Atlassian Gold Solutions Partner, being honored on the Channel Futures DE&I list, and now being welcomed into the Women’s President Organization.

“We are excited to have Christine join the Silicon Valley Chapter of the WPO,” said Silicon Valley Chapter Chair Ann Badillo. “Her expertise and perspective will be invaluable as we continue to build connections and share wisdom through the understanding, support, and counsel of our dynamic group of women entrepreneurs.” 

 

About the Women Presidents Organization

The Women Presidents Organization (WPO) is a non-profit membership organization where dynamic and

diverse women business leaders around the world meet monthly to tap into collective insight with exclusive access to entrepreneurial equals, innovative ideas, and executive education. WPO members have guided their business to generate at least $2 million USD in gross annual sales (or $1 million USD for a service-based business). Each WPO chapter serves as a professionally-facilitated peer advisory group for members where they can harness the momentum of their successes and cultivate new strategies that will take them even farther.

 

Visit women-presidents.com to learn more.

 

Contact:

Carly Ward, Membership Coordinator

carly@women-presidents.com 

 

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