Employee Spotlight: Hannah Vice

Who is Hannah Vice?  

Hannah Vice, JD,
Director of Operations
As an aspiring master generalist, I have always had a fascination with a wide range of topics. My insatiable curiosity led me on a unique educational journey that spanned business, social science, and law. Professionally, I have never sought to label my contributions strictly based on title. Where is the fun in that? By being a master generalist, especially at a company like Systems Imagination, if I find a topic interesting, I want to have the means to explore and understand it better without being tied to just one thing.  

What does a typical day look like for you?  

Controlled chaos! I am fortunate to be part of a team filled with driven, passionate, and entrepreneurial-minded people.  
When I came to Systems Imagination, I knew that there would be a steep learning curve. To fully immerse myself in the opportunities provided, I optimize my schedule through time blocking. Company operations and legal work fill the majority of my calendar. For operations, I focus on change management, process development, maintenance, and execution. On the legal side, I assist the company lawyers with various in-licensing agreements.

What are some of the biggest takeaways from your time at SII?  

New opportunities abound! For every person at this company, whether a fresh intern or a seasoned employee, there are always resources for professional growth. Systems Imagination offers a chance to grow by providing the support to help you pursue your goals. You are only limited by your own imagination.  
Secondly, operations are critical to growing a successful company. Over the last few months, I have seized the opportunity to focus on strategy.  
If I had to summarize, the key elements for creating a successful startup are: a desire for change, an incredible team, consistency, passion, and positivity.  

If you had a billboard on which you could post a message to the whole world, what would it say?  

Empathy is everything.  
If we do not take the time to understand each other personally and professionally, then we cannot reach our collective potential. Business is largely interpersonal, so if we do not know the person on the other side of the conversation, how is it possible to collaborate effectively?

What advice would you give to a smart, driven college student? Or what advice should you ignore?

It would be best to ignore any predisposed limitations that people give you.  
People are going to judge you regardless of your age, gender, color, or any other unique aspect. Be open to constructive criticism, but do not let anyone instill a sense of self-doubt. Proceed boldly and blaze your own path!

Posted on

August 26, 2020


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