Hello! My name is Shari Rieland, and I am the Director of Product Development.
In my role, I have the privilege of managing the product life-cycle which starts with idea generation and ends with product evaluation after launch.
One of my favourite parts of this role is that I get to interact with so many people along the way from everyone inside the home office, to vendors near and far and with our customers, which of course includes our fabulous field of Advisors.
It is amazing how much you learn from others!
Since I joined CM back in 2005, I have always been in product development. My first role was a Product Specialist on the Tools team and one of my first projects was the Tape Runner re-design….Nothing like stressing out the newbie with a re-design to one of the most popular CM products!
Fast forward 11 years (wow!) and I am now honored to be able to lead the process and keep driving us forward with our high quality products. But I definitely do not do it alone!
I am very grateful to walk alongside the team at the Home Office and all of the Advisors who provide great feedback and insight to keep producing the best products.
When not at work, you will find my husband and I running our three kids to sporting events, hanging out on the lake (since we live in the state of 11,842 lakes but who’s counting) and spending as much time with family and friends as we can.
Oh, and right now building a new house- just a small task on the to-do list.