Career Choices

The technology industry is an innovative career field that has many growth and networking opportunities. There are so many people in this field that you can learn from and help to inspire new ideas daily.

Professional Interests & Drive

My passion is to help and give back. There are some people who have great ideas they just need help growing the process or the help thinking outside the box and that is my niche.

Mentors & Influencers

Tiffany Galarza has been my most influential mentor in the telecom field. By trade, my initial role is more of a systems administrator and some network design. Tiffany saw some potential in me about 7 years ago, that has allowed me to become one of the lead telecom procurement managers at ADT and more of a SME for special projects with vendor relations.

Mentorship Value

Mentorship is key to unlocking hiding potential that may exist in anyone in the IT field that hasn’t quite found their niche. Being exposed to this lane of telecom and certain groups that report directly to the CIO and EVP has been great, not only for my growth as an employee but certainly as a person.

Admired Leaders & Trailblazers

  • Tiffany Galarza – 40 under 40 accomplishments, ASIS consultant, vendor relationship management.
  • Erika Walk – Senior Telecom Director for Waste Management. Woman of color in management role making changes.

Advancing Gender Parity

Try your hardest to be open to all possibilities. Look for a good mentor who is willing to coach you and give honest feedback on your strengths and weakness and be receptive.

Leading the Next Generation

Realizing that your way isn’t always the best way. Understand and empathize with experiences that may not be your own. Treat all with respect.

About Christina Paynter

Christina “Chris” Paynter

Telecom Procurement Manager, Customer Premise External & Wireless Mobility ADT

Philadelphia, PA

The woman with a plan.

Achievements & Recognition

  • US Army Veteran
  • Circle of Excellence Winner, McKinsey Leadership Selected Black Berg
  • Women’s Berg Veteran’s Berg

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