"Martin led the Social Commerce Technical Team through a restructuring effort by combining two separate development office into a single one. He has also supported multiple significant initiatives to improve Development Operations and utilize SCRUM Agile methodology within our organization. While working on improving the development process, Martin exhibited strong technical and mentoring skills as he worked with the developers coaching them, and worked on re-engineering our Social Commerce website. Martin possesses a strong combination of technical skills and business acumen; a unique combination of skills and talent making him a unique and complete Leader."
"I had the pleasure of working with Martin on Gannett’s first e-commerce product. Martin easily works between business leaders and developers to articulate and execute product changes/improvements. I observed him work well under pressure, juggling multiple deadlines and competing priorities. He was realistic determining his team’s bandwidth each sprint and worked hard to deliver projects on time. Martin is even-keeled, calm and has a great sense of humor – traits appreciated in a high-stress environment!"
"I’m taking the opportunity to endorse Martin Gruszka and I do it with a great pleasure. I worked with Martin on several significant software development and architecture projects at Gannett, and I was equally impressed by his leadership skills and depth of his technical knowledge. Martin is one of rare technology leaders who knows when he needs to jump in and lead technical discussions, and when he needs to listen to others and ask right questions. Either way the end results are equally impressive: projects are done on time, business stakeholders are happy and the technology team is engaged and excited about building new products. Sounds to good to be true? Have no doubts – Martin’s proven track record speaks for itself! Martin has great communication skills and is able to communicate equally effectively up to his management and down to his team. It’s one of the reasons for his success as a manager and a leader, and another is his ability to set expectations. Martin doesn’t promise anything lightly, and if he makes a commitment he sticks to it and does everything possible and sometimes impossible to deliver on promises. It helps to build confidence and respect from both the business stakeholders and the technology team. Martin is a true professional and a pleasure to work with. I recommend Martin to any technology organization looking for a leader who will take it to the next level and lead it in the future."
"Martin's professionalism and attention to detail sets him apart from others in the IT world. Martin can discuss complex topics in a non-tech savvy manner so that his ideas and processes are well understood. Martin holds himself to very high standards, which he achieves, through his business acumen and project management skills. I would recommend Martin to anyone who wishes to have a true management and IT professional on their team."
"I worked with Martin in a variety of projects (large and small). He has the has strong and outstanding technical knowledge great people skills and the rare ability to lead complex projects on time and under budget!. Martin is a Team Member I want on my team every time!"