Jodi Cicci

Occupation:  President & CEO, TOP Step Consulting, LLC

First Car: Buick Regal - a hand me down from my parents while in college.

Favorite Restaurant: Melting Pot

What are three things most people don't know about you?

a). I collect Looney Tunes paraphernalia
b). I was 1st chair clarinet in High School
c). My favorite movie is “Clash of the Titans.”

What's been your greatest adventure in life?

My first international trip - a tour of Germany with a Fodor’s guide, a car, and 2 friends.

What's your best childhood memory?

Annual winter weekend at a hotel in Michigan with an indoor/outdoor pool - and playing in the snow in our bathing suits!

If you could have a conversation with a person of your choice, past, present or future, who would that person be and why?

Mikhail Baryshinkov - he had a fantastic dance career and continues to be involved with the arts.

Tell us about your favorite hobby.

Dancing is my passion, my outlet, and my hobby.  I trained to be a dancer but opted for technology as my career path.  The desire is still there and I’ve done community theater, club dancing, and just plain old dancing during chores to get the bug out of my system but it’s there to stay.

What are you currently reading? What is your favorite book?

Current: Computer book on Excel.  Favorite: none

Is there a particular place or thing you want to see?

The Alaskan coastline.

If you could give $10,000 to a charity, what would that charity be and why?

Humane Society to care for stranded animals and find more adoptive parents

If you weren't on the professional services career track, what would you be doing?

College professor or dancer (I know, two completely different directions!)

What is the path that led you to Professional Services/Consulting?

After getting my BS and MS in Computer Science, I entered the world of programming and found my organization skills along with my technical knowledge were a perfect fit for PS leadership.

What advice would you give to a recent graduate who just took a job in professional services?

Cross the T’s and dot the I’s because the devil is in the details - no matter how well a project is scoped or run.  Overlooking a minor detail can come back to hurt the project and possibly your job.