Jessica Adds Punch to Prophecy
Released September 2001
Multinational software developer Prophecy International has promoted
its leading applications manager to the executive ring to support
the company's regional focus.
Kick-boxing enthusiast Jessica Gadsby, a three-year veteran with
Prophecy, has stepped up to the position of Group Manager Product
Services to lend strategic support to Prophecy's regional and customer
focus strategy from its corporate head office in Adelaide.
Prophecy, under the direction of new CEO Bruce Lakin, has strengthened
the company's regional offices in Asia, Europe and America, in order
to drive sales, backed up by product and technical support from
its Adelaide headquarters.
Jessica is charged with leading a team of 30 through a process
of strategic planning and improvement for all Prophecy's products.
"Prophecy is looking to further improve its customer service
levels to support our regional sales initiatives, and to do that
we need more integration between the technical and executive levels,"
"I'm looking forward to working with my team to develop more
of a customer culture at Prophecy. My job is to more accurately
define our products and services for our own benefit and for our
customers. This means improving our internal service levels to our
regional offices so they can in turn provide better service to our
customers," she said.
Outside of work, Tasmanian-born Ms. Gadsby enjoys kick-boxing.
"I love it! It's really great for visualising and getting your
daily aggressions out," she said.
Jessica said she had a natural affininty for computers from an
early age but her career almost took a totally different path. "I
played the flute for 20 years and there are a lot of similarities
between IT and music - patterns, mathematics, creativity and listening
skills. I had a choice to continue with music or get into IT and
chose IT because I find it really logical and I knew there would
be more career opportunities for me," she said.
Jessica is currently on a working holiday in the UK where she will
visit the Prophecy UK office to meet the team and discuss their
future working relationship before heading to Ireland to relax.