Glenn Dirks

Glenn Dirks is VP, Customer Enablement at Optimaze, Inc. He has over 35 years’ experience in facilities management, environment, health and safety and human resources in the electronics industry and regulatory agency arena. During this time, he became nationally recognized for implementing innovative, organizational management techniques within his work groups in areas of leveraged outsourcing,  change management and implementation of mobile work programs. In his 21 year tenure with Sun Microsystems, Glenn managed Sun’s U.S. facilities operations organization. He was responsible for developing the Environment, Health & Safety function for Sun focusing on design for environment and ergonomics.  He then shifted his efforts to human resources where he lead HR organizational work practice efforts in developing and implementing Sun’s flexiblework environment program and spent his last five years at Sun developing their external Open Work Consulting Practice assisting Fortune 500 companies in telecommunications, energy, defense, technology and finance to develop their own flexible work environments. For the past six years Glenn has been developing software tools and services to help organizations adapt to the changing requirements in the workplace.  He holds both Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Wisconsin.