Employee Profile

By on Oct 4, 2019 in People

Meet Penny Bailey. Recognized by her colleagues globally as a valued contributor, Bailey is a product manager who helps facilitate crucial communications between clients and Yardi’s development, sales and support teams.

She shared insight about her work and the fast-paced hobby that keeps her busy outside of the office.

How long have you been with Yardi and what does your day to day job entail?

Bailey: I have been with Yardi 7 years in this month. As a product manager I am the central point of contact between clients, client services, professional services, sales and the development group.  I gather requirements from many different areas and work with development to build out products, then work with sales, CSD and PSG to promote and support the new features.

What product projects are you currently working on and what makes them especially interesting?

Bailey: I have maintained and enhanced the Job Cost product since I joined Yardi in 2012 with the introduction of Yardi Voyager 7S.  Most recently we have developed the new Elevate Construction Manager which compliments Yardi Job Cost. It has been overwhelming received by our clients and prospects and is fun to demo.

How does your work impact Yardi clients and how does their user experience affect your approach?

Bailey: The new Elevate Construction Manager is directed to a whole new user base in providing a very clean and interesting way to present construction job information. We have always been good at job costing financials but this product provides a new way to assess job performance irrespective of the financial data which is very exciting. I have been very involved in all the early implementations, listening to comments, suggestions and watching users to refine our user experience and feature functions.

What is something fun you enjoy doing outside of the office?

Bailey: All of my free time is spent on horseback. I have a horse and compete nationally in cutting horse competitions all year long. I began riding very early and horses have always been a part of my life. While I have pared down lately, I can’t image not having at least one horse! Cutting competitions are fast and furious, you must trust your horse to react to the cow’s actions without your guidance.

What makes your work days great? 

Bailey: I am just so thankful to be surrounded by such a talented team of developers and such dedicated CSD consultants that support our customers. I feel we truly work as a team in perfecting the products and giving our clients good value for their money.