New About Post

I realized my first one was way out of date:

Having the misfortune of sharing a name with a porn star (boy, did that shock my father when he Googled me!!), I realized that I wanted to look at my online personal brand and start building it. Then I realized that I cared less about personal branding and more about sharing my thoughts with the World. My thoughts on leading fellow geeks or complaints about grammar, that is.

My name is Jenn Steele, and I am a Leader of Geeks.

I am the director of information technology at Morrison Mahoney LLP. I hold an MBA from the Simmons School of Management (2008) and a B.S. in biology from MIT, with a minor in expository writing. Prior to Morrison Mahoney, I was the director of information technology at Donovan Hatem LLP from 2002-2007, and the senior applications specialist at Burns & Levinson LLP from 2000-2002. I also have held positions in the health and human services industry.

I live in Waltham, Mass. with my husband and utter lack of any other living things (pets, plants, children, etc.). My hobbies include fine wine, single malt scotch, physical fitness, science fiction television, and epic fantasy novels. I have an obsession with figuring out what motivates people, and tend to concentrate on scientists and technologists. I have a severe Blackberry addiction with no plans for rehab any time soon, much to my husband’s chagrin (although I did take it off vibrate mode and now only check it every 20-30 minutes or so while at home).

Words that have been used to describe me include:

  • Refreshing
  • Straightforward
  • Honest
  • Intimidating
  • Inspirational
  • Odd
  • Funny
  • Intelligent
  • Blunt
  • Perceptive
  • Weird

My speaking engagements and articles include the topics of interpersonal conflict resolution, social networking, professional development, and business disaster recovery/business continuity.

My Myers-Briggs type is ENFJ. This likely gives me an amusing perspective on geek life.

My goal in life? I want to lead geeks. Or lead those who lead geeks. I think that the general mindset of those who choose to go into technology is, uh, different, and thus requires more thoughtful leadership. My personal strengths are in strategy and leadership. Apparently, I have been accused of having people skills and a sense of humor as well. As such, I can be a liaison between geeks and Other Folks.

I also blog for Simmons at