Purposeful Pies





Purposeful Pies



Yesterday I had a meeting with a local Denver business owner. She owns a local Pie business in Denver and I walked away inspired. I always love meeting with people that are Purpose Driven.

The reason for the meet was a friend of mine is being considered for an opportunity to join the company and help with Operations and Strategy. We of course talked about him but ended up talking about Purpose, Vision and Values.

She of course is in business to support herself, her teammates and make some money but that clearly wasn’t her primary focus. Her primary focus is more about supporting the community, her teammates and offering fabulous tasting pies. Pie’s with pride is how I would like to describe it. The passion for pies comes from her childhood when a family member cooked, from scratch, wonderful tasting pies. It was a place of solitude, home and peace for her. She wants individuals to experience the same when they purchase and eat one of her pies.

 She’s also extremely humble and focused on doing good in the world and doesn’t expect anything in return. She shared that she gets great joy in delivering pies around the Holiday’s to local fire and police stations. She does it for free and manages her business in such a way that she’ll have plenty of pies to deliver and donate. It got me thinking about all the deeds I do hoping and wanting something in return.   What a refreshing mindset she has. It’s rare that you meet someone that enjoys doing something nice and doesn’t expect anything from it. If all of us (including myself) approached life that way I think our world would be a better place.

I’ve suddenly become a huge fan of pies!


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Simon Roads

Vice President of Sales

Born and raised in England, Simon Roads has had a distinguished career in various forms of aviation spanning over 45 years. His journey began as an A&P mechanic in the Royal Air Force and has encompassed a range of roles, ultimately leading to his position as the VP of Global Sales for Honda Aircraft. Throughout this extensive career, he has had the privilege of closely collaborating with Royalty, Dignitaries, and high net worth individuals, providing them with unparalleled expertise and a steadfast commitment to excellence in aviation services.

Having been immersed in the aviation industry for nearly half a century, his wealth of insights and knowledge has established him as a trusted figure within the field. His extensive experience has provided him with the opportunity to engage with diverse cultures, interacting with individuals from various walks of life, and ensuring that their distinctive requirements and preferences are met with the utmost precision.

One of his notable strengths lies in his adeptness at effectively managing global teams. Over the course of his career, he has demonstrated successful leadership and mentorship of professionals from different backgrounds and nationalities, fostering an environment characterized by collaboration, growth, and mutual respect.

Understanding different cultures has played a pivotal role in his professional journey. By taking part in the customs, traditions, and practices of his clients he not only fosters strong relationships but has also gained a profound appreciation for the unique needs and expectations of each of his clients.

Away from work, his priority is his family. His role as grandad to three wonderful boys, brings him immense joy. He has a penchant for outdoor activities such as cycling, kayaking, and golf. Additionally, he has developed a passion for cooking and continually seeks to learn new culinary techniques. The art of balancing life and work is an ongoing journey for him, and he considers himself fortunate to be able to savor the best of both worlds.

You can contact Simon at sroads@ipeoplesolutions.com

Meredith Stanley

Executive Recruiter

Meredith joined IPS in 2023 as an Executive Recruiter with over 5 years of recruiting experience at Amazon and Lyft. Prior to making the shift to recruiting, Meredith was an Executive Assistant for over 3 years at a Seattle-based insurance company. With a passion for finding top talent, Meredith has hired for a wide range of roles across North America in the hardware, micromobility, operations, transportation, and tech spaces.

After an unsuccessful attempt at a Chemical Engineering degree, Meredith graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies.

Meredith has a passion for live music, playing both piano and trombone. She also enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors either skiing, hiking or scuba diving.

You can contact Meredith at Meredith@ipeoplesolutions.com

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