Grant Birkenbeuel is Vice President of Birk Creative. Grant Birkenbeuel provides information technology consulting, support and infrastructure, as well as project management and admin duties to Birk Creative. In 2010, at his former global logistics company, he won “Employee of the Year” award in for going “above and beyond while demonstrating client-centric thinking and action.” While at UTi, now DSV, a global leader in logistics and supply-chain management, he was responsible for company-wide computer and network software and hardware. To increase employee efficiency, he has provided infrastructure upgrades to multiple branches, including 100-plus users at the Chicago site. His agile response to emergency situations has included effectively containing and removing a global virus, keeping user downtime to a minimum.He led the planning, coordination and implementation of new communication systems for the firm’s 75,000-square-foot Chicago office. He served as technical liaison with the company’s main IT hub in California and managed vendors’ competitive bidding.His time- and money-saving solutions have included a technology fix that effectively joined two non-adjacent office spaces to boost productivity when the Chicago office doubled in size. He helped make possible the seamless rollout of a Global Sales software package, with onsite installations and training.