Ivana Gery

Director of Finance & Administration

Education:

California State University of East Bay

  • Masters of Business Administration

Experience:

12 Years

  • 4 years in Financing (VEC)
  • 8 years in Financing (St. Francis Electric)

Certications:

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What is your personal 'WHY' that has lead you to VEC?

I have worked with Shane for 12 years, starting in a jobsite trailer working for another company, to now helping VEC expand and grow bigger and better every day. Shane’s passion was immediately apparent from the moment I met him. Working with him, his drive and motivation set him apart. He was constantly striving for change; to implement BIM in a workplace that had never used it. When he founded VEC and asked me if I would like to join, there was not a moment of hesitation. I knew I would be a part of building something truly special.

What is your favorite VEC customer success story and/or what is your proudest moment working on a project at VEC?

The most important project I have worked is designing and setting up our headquarters in San Francisco. After all the work that went into that, I will never forget looking into our Zen area and seeing team members interacting and laughing. It was a great success to provide a space that promotes healthy and happy interaction. After all, you cannot keep clients happy without providing them with a team that loves to collaborate and tackle challenges together.

What is your favorite memory with the VEC team?

We had a company retreat to Tahoe with 30+ employees and their families. In preparation for the trip, we created a Jeopardy game made up of questions about the team to test how well we knew each other. Sitting on the couch laughing as the team tried to figure out which of their coworkers each question was about is such a joyful memory. Just as much as we work hard for our clients, it is important to take moments like this to learn about each other and grow stronger as team.