Chris Burd, Vice President policyIQ
How long have you worked here?
I have been with RGP and the policyIQ team for 14 ½ years now. I started on Halloween in 2005, which I remember vividly because the RGP team in the Pittsburgh office were in costume for my first day on the job.
What do you do at our company?
I am the Vice President of the policyIQ group here at RGP. The goal of the policyIQ team is to provide our clients with the best GRC technology platform and supporting services – and my primary role in that is to ensure that each team member is empowered with the tools and skills needed to do their part. I also do a lot of work directly with clients to help implement policyIQ.
One of my favorite parts of my job, aside from the people that I work with, is the opportunity to do training. I come from a family of teachers – and I didn’t realize how much of that had rubbed off on me until I had the chance to start conducting training for policyIQ.
What motivates you to wake up and go to work?
It’s going to sound like a cliché, but I am motivated by the people that I get to work with. Of course, our policyIQ team itself is like an extension of my family, and the entire RGP organization has an amazing culture. But it’s also the clients who bring new ideas and new challenges to us every day that keeps me motivated to continue to deliver our best for them.
What has been your favorite project so far?
I cannot pick a single project, because 14+ years of projects, clients and opportunities is too much to boil down to a single favorite. 😊 Overall, my favorite projects are those that push the product to do things in a way that hasn’t been done before. When one of our clients started using policyIQ to capture and manage their executed contracts, for example, we were motivated to build even more features, functions and support around that need.
What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I think when people meet me for the first time, they are surprised to learn that I have quite a few tattoos. I think I am a little bit reserved, and I used to make a point of hiding them in professional meetings. However, while society has moved on to embrace tattoos as more a part of the norm, I have also gotten older and have less energy for being anything less than 100% genuine about who I am.
What would you most like everyone to know about policyIQ?
The policyIQ team genuinely likes our clients – and we miss you when we don’t hear from you in a while! When contacts move on from their company and may no longer be a policyIQ user, we still remember you and wonder how you are doing. When a former user reaches back out to connect – either just casually or to explore bringing policyIQ to their new company – it’s like being in touch with an old friend.
And if we reach out to check in and make sure your policyIQ implementation is working well for you, we really want to know! If there’s something that we can do to make your life easier, we want to make it happen.