Robert Drennen

"People are just plain happy here..."

Before joining the YPTC team, I had spent the previous 20 years in for-profit private industry. While this was good experience, I felt that something was missing. I believe that small business is the backbone of the economy and running a profitable one is a noble venture but I found that too often a company’s stated values in their mission statement were not consistent with their practices.

That is what led me to YPTC. They appeared to truly believe in their mission of helping nonprofits achieve their goals while taking a sincere interest in their employees. And now, after being on staff for over 2 years, that appearance has become reality. YPTC is the best company where I have ever worked. To put it simply, people are just plain happy here. It honestly took a little time to get used to at first. When I run into other associates or managers they are always in such a good mood. It’s been such a refreshing pleasure to work with other YPTC associates, staff and the managers as well as Eric and Jen who lead by example.

One of the things that surprised me after coming on board was how challenging the client work is. This was something else that I was looking for and YPTC provided me with a new learning opportunity that continues today. Our clients are genuinely grateful for our services. I actually attended a Board meeting recently for one of my clients where the entire Board gave me a round of applause for the work that I had done. I have attended many Board meetings over the years and I can tell you this was a first. The client work available at YPTC allows me to be able to give back to the community in a way that I was not able to before while offering the challenge that I need for my career.