Meet the New Faces of Prodigm Inc
Kellie Ryan is a third year undergraduate studying Data and Information Management at Dalhousie University. She started her university experience at Providence College in the United States, but after the first year decided to transfer to Dalhousie University. Kellie was born and raised in Limerick, Ireland for the first 9 years of her life before her family had the opportunity to move to the United States.
Kellie started her 8-month internship at Prodigm on May 3rd, where she will act as a junior consultant. In this role she will interact with clients to integrate and implement Zoho software while also configuring a system to the clients needs and requirements. Since she has always been driven to work her hardest and learn as much as she can, she hopes to be able to delve into many different sectors of Prodigm, continuing to learn and grow within this company. Kellie hopes to broaden her skillset while sharpening the skills she already possesses through working with experienced Prodigm consultants. She also hopes to gain a greater sense of professionalism and confidence in her abilities through this internship. She wants to use the skills gained from this internship to further her career in management or software consulting. In saying this, consulting has been her career interest for quite some time now, so she is thrilled to be able to intern for Prodigm.
Kellie is looking forward to working with such a great team of individuals to resolve client issues and to grow both individually and as a team. She is also excited to get to know her team both professionally and personally while networking and making new connections. Kellie has a large background in customer service so providing a welcoming and friendly environment while conversing is second nature to her. She enjoys traveling, hanging out with her family and friends, and having new experiences. She is a bright and bubbly individual with a vibrant personality who loves to work within a team while showcasing her optimism throughout all projects. Kellie is excited for the next 8 months and wants to enjoy this internship, while also getting the most out of working as a junior consultant.
Brendan O'Grady is a Junior Consultant who began working at Prodigm in the beginning of May 2021. After having graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Cape Breton University in the Spring of 2020, Brendan was accepted into the Corporate Residency MBA program at Dalhousie University. Now in the second year of his MBA, he is on his 8-month residency at Prodigm. Brendan began his business journey at a young age when he started a lawn mowing business which he grew during his childhood and teenage years before passing the business on to his younger siblings who still operate the business to this day. This business was a catalyst for instilling Brendan’s passion for business and entrepreneurship. During his time with Prodigm Brendan hopes to continue to develop his business knowledge as well as put his skills to work in a practical setting while learning how to integrate SAAS systems into business processes.
Brendan currently lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia but hopes to spend time home in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia during the upcoming summer. He is interested in restoring classic cars and motorcycles which he has been doing on the weekends for the last 10 years. Along with his restoration projects, Brendan is also interested in music and has tried his hand at multiple instruments since he was a child but now mainly plays guitar and drums.
Aly Coy is the marketing manager at Prodigm Inc. She worked for Prodigm in 2013-2014 in a similar role and rejoined the team in March 2021. She studied English literature at Dalhousie University in 2004-2008 and Creative Writing at the Humber School of Writers in 2013. She is a small business owner of Barefoot Daughter: botanical body care and has a passion for everything to do with entrepreneurship. She loves the efficiency and organization that Zoho One provides for her own small business and is inspired by the many other applications that Zoho offers.
She currently lives on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia and is about to move to rural Nova Scotia with her partner and young daughter. She is also the daughter of Peter Coy, founder of Prodigm Inc. Aly is looking forward to connecting with customers on the various socials and promoting what Prodigm and Zoho have to offer.