Blog

August 20, 2021

Meet Kate Pingel, Principle Consultant at FSFP

By Callie Kinnan

I recently sat down for a conversation with my colleague Kate Pingel to learn more about her current role at FSFP, her simple definition for data governance and the advice she’s given and received. I hope you enjoy this Q&A recap of our conversation for personal and professional insights into the people that make up Team FSFP. What’s your typical…

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Meet the Team
June 30, 2021

Meet Neil Martin, FSFP’s Business Operations Consultant

By Callie Kinnan

I recently spoke with my colleague Neil Martin to learn more about his career background, consulting philosophy, pro tips for working remotely and what he predicts for the future of data. I hope you enjoy this Q&A recap for personal and professional insights into the people that make up Team FSFP. What’s your typical day like? I’ve never had the…

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how to find a mentor
April 06, 2021

Mentors: Be One, Get One, Thank One

By Kelle O'Neal

With the new year still feeling “new,” you may find yourself still thinking about what you want to accomplish in 2021. If find a mentor or be a mentor is something you’re considering, I’d love to share my thoughts on this topic with you. When I look back over my career, I remember several people who played a mentoring role….

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career advice from women in information management
February 18, 2021

Career Advice from Women in Information Management

By FSFP

Have you ever been asked the question, what advice would you give to your younger self? With International Women’s Day just around the corner on March 8 — and March named Women’s History Month — we decided to pose this question to the women of First San Francisco Partners, asking them for the career advice they wish they’d received. Here’s…

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Remote work readiness tips
March 13, 2020

Remote Work Readiness: What’s Your Status?

By Kelle O'Neal

We’re a 100%-virtual company with a majority of clients across the US (some international) and our workforce is distributed, as well. We’ve been at this remote work “thing” for a while now — since 2007. It’s ingrained in our DNA. It fits our mission and our values. And it works for our client relationships, too. But this week I was…

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Remote work in IT
November 19, 2019

Thoughts on Remote Work from a Virtual Recruiter

By Cinde Wakefield

Working in Human Resources roles for two decades now, I’ve definitely seen some shifts over the years in the area of hiring and retaining great talent. One of the biggest changes for me is being responsible for recruiting people who want to work remotely and assuring they will be successful in this type of atmosphere. Here at First San Francisco…

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Building a Remote Culture of Communication
August 30, 2017

Building a Remote Culture with Communication

By FSFP

Last year when our CEO Kelle O’Neal shared her thoughts on company culture in How We’re Making “Remote Work” Work, she talked about the importance of communication and cited tools and techniques we depend on. As we’ve added new consultants this year and built out our administrative staff, too, we’re focusing even more on being effective with our communications. Being…

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FSFP's 10-Year Anniversary
April 26, 2017

Celebrating First San Francisco Partners’ First 10 Years

By Kelle O'Neal

Ten years ago this month, First San Francisco Partners (FSFP) came into being, opening our information management consulting services’ doors. The FSFP team and I are celebrating this milestone and, as they say, taking a walk down memory lane. In many ways, it seems like ages ago vs. a decade ago — but in other ways, it feels like only…

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How We Make "Remote Work" Work at First San Francisco Partners
November 15, 2016

How We’re Making “Remote Work” Work

By Kelle O'Neal

Recently, a friend of mine shared an article with me about Automattic, the maker of WordPress, and its remote work culture. We’ve been a virtual company since I started First San Francisco Partners (FSFP) back in 2007. Over the years as virtual companies have received more attention, I found that being the CEO of one makes me the subject of some curiosity.

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First San Francisco Partners Vision, Mission and Values
July 12, 2016

The Heart of FSFP: Our Vision, Mission and Values

By Kelle O'Neal

Company mission and vision statements — typically succinct, aspirational and memorable — are a powerful way of capturing just what the organization stands for. From well-known, mega-sized companies like Amazon and Clorox, their words paint a picture that’s equally grand.

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First San Francisco Partners announces a new site and blog
April 05, 2016

New Site and New Blog Is Here!

By FSFP

It’s no ordinary Thursday for the First San Francisco Partners team. We’re celebrating the launch of a fully redesigned website and new company blog. We’re excited to share the new website with you, carefully crafted with your needs and interests in mind. Along with an updated look and feel, we’ve made the site easier to navigate – with streamlined menus and an improved site-wide search – and fully responsive to support any device or screen size.

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