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Jim Collison

Technology Manager
Omaha, NE
I am a Director of Talent Resourcing at Gallup’s Omaha, Nebraska office. Clifton StrengthsFinder Top 5: Arranger | WOO | Maximizer | Communication | Activator

In my current role for Gallup, I oversee a team of intern software developers in Omaha NE as well as partner with Gallup’s Talent Resources team to recruit and retain world-class system and database administrators and software developers who support Gallup’s clients and the company’s internal systems. I also oversee both the College and High School internship programs year around. I have recently taken on the role of producer and Strengths Community Manager for Gallup's Called to Coach and Theme Thursday Webcasts found at http://coaching.gallup.com

Outside of Galllup, I am the voice behind The Average Guy Network. I host the weekly Home Gadget Geeks and Home Tech Tips as well as Cyber Frontiers at http://TheAverageGuy.tv and and am a regular co-host on the http://askthepodcastcoach.com podcast. I was named a Microsoft MVP in April 2011.

Prior to joining Gallup, I served as the director of Enterprise Information Management for Omnium Worldwide. While there, I deployed a new business intelligence platform for the company. I was also a long-time employee of Commercial Federal Bank, which became part of Bank of the West in 2005. While with the bank, I helped build an enterprise data warehouse and supported the marketing group.

I grew up in San Jose, California, was enlisted in the US Army from 1986 to 1992, and moved to Nebraska when discharged. I received a bachelor’s degree from Grace University in 1997.