SHARON BUSSEY, MBA, MS, PMP - Board Member
Sharon Bussey is a former Fortune 100 executive and social entrepreneur who began her career in public service at the New York City Department of Employment (DOE) as a Programmer/Business Analyst and subsequently earned multiple promotions to Director. While there, Sharon was awarded the NYC Mayor’s scholarship which enabled her to earn a Masters in Computer Science in the evening. Sharon left DOE to earn her MBA. Upon completing her MBA, she joined Deloitte Consulting as a Senior Consultant. After three years Sharon left Deloitte Consulting to join Pfizer Pharmaceuticals as a Senior Manager. During her ten-year tenure at Pfizer, Sharon was promoted many times rising to Director/ Initiative Lead for Organizational Process Alignment. In these roles, Sharon led large complex global Business Process Reengineering and IT projects with some project teams of more than 100 professionals. Sharon’s areas of expertise includes: Business Transformation & Change Management; Dashboards/KPIs; Human Performance Management; Instructional Design & Training; Knowledge Management; Organizational Effectiveness; Portfolio, Program, Project & Vendor Management; and Process Improvement, Business Process Reengineering & Workflow.
In 2009, Sharon founded BTII Institute. BTII initially specialized in training unemployed professionals to obtain Project Management Professional (PMI-PMP®) certification and assisting them in securing project management, analyst, management, and management consulting positions. In addition, BTII provides outplacement services including resume writing, mock interviews and recruiter introductions to assist their students with job placement. Later BTII diversified into direct-to-consumer, government, and corporate training. BTII now offers a very wide range of Project & Program Management (Agile & Traditional), Microsoft and Professional Development training. This diversification enables BTII to provide more services to the unemployed professionals that it serves.
Sharon has leveraged her education and work experiences from DOE, Deloitte Consulting and Pfizer to develop dynamic, comprehensive and highly effective training programs that enable displaced professionals to obtain certifications, obtain gainful employment, excel in the workplace, and improve their lives. She is now leveraging this experience to help governments and corporations maximize the effectiveness of its employees and teams resulting in a sustainable competitive advantage.
A lifetime member of the National Black MBA Association, Sharon holds an MBA in Marketing from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an MS in Computer Science from Pace University and a BS in Statistics and Computer Information Systems from Baruch College.