Makenzie is the Executive Assistant and right-hand woman to Frances Johnston, founder of Teleos. In addition to supporting Fran, she provides project management support on a number of client engagements and can frequently be found working on process improvement initiatives inside of Teleos. She is currently developing her expertise in the areas of Dynamic Inquiry and executive coaching.
Makenzie’s interest in personal/professional development and her desire to work in a resonant workplace (before she even knew what they were) brought her to Teleos in 2010. Prior to this, she worked in the pharmaceutical industry for nearly 9 years with positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb (formerly DuPont Pharmaceuticals), Merck & Co., and Teva Pharmaceuticals where her roles included Drug Discovery, Clinical Trials, Pharmacovigilence (Drug Safety) and Project Management. She also worked briefly in the consumer products field for Procter & Gamble where she was on a global team to optimize the flavor package for an innovative new cough syrup.
Makenzie has a B.S. in Chemistry with a minor in Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University where she received research honors based on her work in medicinal chemistry for anti-tumor agents. Her interests outside of work include yoga, holistic health, acupuncture, volleyball and travelling.