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Right-Side Up Leadership Podcast

Feb 11, 2020

We live in an interesting age where more and more teams and organizations are working together, remotely. But how do you know if you or your team is right for a decentralized model? 

On today's episode, Alan has a great conversation with Tricia Sciortino from Belay Solutions about all things de-centralized and the gig economy. 

Born and raised in Long Island, Tricia attended the University of Hartford where she obtained a degree in Business Administration and Management. For ten years, she passionately served as a District Manager for the retail chain Pacific Sunwear, however, when her first child was born, Tricia, like many other women, found herself struggling to balance her high profile career with her new role as a mom. Seeking a more balanced life, Tricia relocated to Charlotte, NC, and scored a job working remotely supporting an executive in Atlanta, Bryan Miles.

Their long-distance arrangement was so successful that when Bryan and his wife, Shannon, were looking for a way out of the corporate grind themselves and began contemplating some sort of entrepreneurial venture, Bryan had an epiphany:  “If the virtual assistant thing works for Tricia and me, why can’t it work for everyone?” In 2010, after much prayer and due diligence, Bryan and Shannon gave notice to their successful jobs to start a company that would help professionals get administrative support in an incremental way that could scale with their needs. Tricia was brought on board as BELAY’s very first employee and became instrumental in helping Bryan and Shannon cast their vision of creating a new industry in staffing.

Tricia quickly worked her way up the virtual corporate ladder, serving as Director, Vice President, President, and COO. In 2020, Tricia was named CEO of BELAY.  She is grateful for the opportunity to live out her “third option” every day as a hands-on mom to her two daughters and stepson while leading a vibrant organization that has become known for excellence and a willingness to serve.

Connect with Tricia:

Instagram: @triciamsciortino, @belay_solutions