Deirdre O'Donnell Linkedin


“Business is like archeology: Keep digging until you find the answers you seek.”

Go ahead, try to make Deirdre O’Donnell laugh — you are almost guaranteed to succeed. She’s sincere and lighthearted, and she injects humor into all but the most serious situations. Deirdre has a strong belief in the power of collaboration and teamwork, which means that when she leads, people inevitably follow. For this energetic athlete, big challenges always yield the most rewarding results, but it’s the human side of business that gives her something to look forward to each day.

Deirdre has more than 15 years of experience leading cross-functional teams through large infrastructure changes, including roles at Viewpoint Construction Software and Intel. She holds an MBA from Duke University and a bachelor’s degree in math and Spanish from Penn State University.

  • Alternative career path: A food taster for royalty
  • Hobby: Writing limericks about her friends
  • Most unusual vacation: A 10-day silent meditation retreat, quite an experience for a newbie