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Zachary from St. Paul is working to transform Minnesota by ‘optimizing contract portfolio value and personnel deployment.’.

Zachary Koutz is a Contract Specialist with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, managing a portfolio of contracts totaling $25 Million. He has four years of experience as a Contract Administrator, Contracting Officer and Contingency Contracting Officer (Construction) in the United States Air Force, with direct experience with contracts ranging from base construction to services contracts totaling over $125 million. Zachary has worked in Cradle to Grave Contract Management, Customer Management, Project Management, Customer Liaison, and Construction Management capacities. He has also previously served as the sole contracting officer/purchasing manager for a 300 personnel deployment.

Zachary is committed to utilizing his skillset to help unite and transform Minnesota. Through contract management and customer liaison, he can work to better equip local businesses and government bodies to navigate supply chains and markets to ensure efficient and effective solutions to Minnesota-based issues. As a veteran who has served across the nation, Zachary is particularly invested in helping the veterans and their families in Minnesota, and is determined to use his experience to improve conditions and services for them. He is passionate about making a real impact and is always looking for opportunities to serve his community.

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Zachary's work aligns with 5 of the United Nations.
Sustainable Development Goals.

To end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all - Zachary’s work contributes towards the 5 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

There is no point of United We Transform and working smart locally if we don’t connect to our wider humanity.

Zachary will cut through "Minnesota Nice” by sharing ‘their’ personality.

This is an AI generated perspective of Zachary’s personality. Research indicates accuracy of 95% for anyone with an online social presence.

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Zachary tends to be pragmatic, reliable, and very organized.


OVERVIEW:

Zachary tends to ask a lot of questions, so be prepared for a lengthy, in-depth conversation. Patiently answer each question logically and avoid rushing them through the discussion in any way.

What comes naturally to Zachary

  • Communicating an important concern primarily in writing

  • Reading an instruction manual

  • Articulating a clear plan of action before a big decision


COMMUNICATON:

Make sure to prepare in advance when speaking with Zachary. Provide specifics, avoid ambiguity, and use logical claims to support your argument.

When speaking to Zachary

  • Be prepared to answer questions

  • Avoid sarcasm

  • Remain stoic and objective


MOTIVATION:

Zachary is more than willing to take on the tedious and more structured tasks. They will appreciate a full strategy and plan that they can follow to knock out each task and pull their weight on the team.

What motivates Zachary

  • Structure

  • Opportunities to demonstrate expertise

  • Rules and processes


WORK:

Zachary appreciates a direct and fact-based approach to work. They are reserved and autonomous and prefers to work independently for long periods of time. Zachary is naturally skeptical, but will dive into complex topics for long periods of time if it's an area of interest.

When working with Zachary

  • Verbally recognize his expertise

  • Present the pros and cons of your ideas

  • Give him time to work on his own

By publishing their virtual Fingerprint, allows others to get to know them a little better.

Zachary’s Fingerprint is created by mining 100+ public websites to create an index of weighted terms from Zachary’s online activity.

supply chain transformation

Contingency Contracting Officer

Grave Contract Management

Veterans Affairs

contract portfolio

contract specialist

Contract Administrator

Contracting Officer

portfolio value

Customer Management

Project Management

Customer Liaison

purchasing manager

program managers

service contracts

personnel deployment

Management capacity

Department

Contract

Cradle

Air Force

Contract Specialist

Contracting

supply chain transformation

Contingency Contracting Officer

Grave Contract Management

Veterans Affairs

contract portfolio

contract specialist

Contract Administrator

Contracting Officer

portfolio value

Customer Management

Project Management

Customer Liaison

purchasing manager

program managers

service contracts

personnel deployment

Management capacity

Department

Contract

Cradle

Air Force

Contract Specialist

Contracting

We share this information in order to break down silos, enable learning from others and empower collaboration across Minnesota.

A quick pause to thank our employers:

We can represent as individuals. But we also need to connect our companies, their products and budgets to transform….

How can we influence the media with our corporate budgets to make the changes necessary in our state?

Please check out my organizations website to see if it could serve yours.

Thank youU.S. Department of Veterans Affairsfor supporting United We Transform!

How can Zachary extended network contribute to enhancing local efforts?

To collaborate better, we need to connect across silos. We need to connect better within silos. Often times the best answer is just a cubicle away that you never would have thought of. Sometimes it is an ocean away.

We are now simply providing people here to help you connect and be more successful in your career, but right now… for Minnesota!

Vincent Pecararo
Digital Transformation Leader, Department of Defense


KEYWORDS
Digital Transformation
Daycare Management
Contracting
B21

PRESUADE WITH
Kindness
Contracting details
Concrete evidence
Sincerity

DIGITAL RATING

12

Colter Lease
Art Director, Creative Lead, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Photoshop
Art Direction
Spray Pain Art
Artificial Intelligence

PRESUADE WITH
Creativity
Art
Design
Parenthood

DIGITAL RATING

36

Nathalia Luna
Solution Designer, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Data science
Graphs
Design Thinking
Real Time Work

PRESUADE WITH
Travel
Remote Working
Real time feedback
Quick thinking

DIGITAL RATING

45

Jack Burgess
Facilitator, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Landscape Painting
Skateboards
Facilitation
Design Methodology

PRESUADE WITH
Rural settings
Artistic Influence
MGT Models
Low tech

DIGITAL RATING

22

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2/5 Very little or inaccurate social data
3/5 Has details but doesn’t post/share/comment often
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5/5 Social leader

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