Vanessa Machin Perez moved to Lehi Utah from Hawaii to launch her IM Flash to Micron career in December 2018. She joined as a Senior Recruiter before joining Micron’s Global Talent Brand and Innovation Team as a Program Manager where she leveraged her expertise in digital marketing and content creation to support Micron’s social media advocacy program.
In September 2020, Vanessa was promoted to Senior Manager, External Relations for Micron Technology Utah and hit the ground running as Micron’s liaison for government, academic and community relations.
Vanessa has a genuine passion for meeting and connecting people to accomplish remarkable things. She is a natural at engaging with and influencing large audiences and brings three decades of unique expertise in recruiting, consulting, entrepreneurial endeavors, design & manufacturing. She’s a logistician, published author, film producer was an executive leader in the long-distance passenger rail industry in Australia.
Vanessa served 23 years with the Australian Defence Force with more than 19 years of service within Special Operations Command—validation for her unconventional and innovative nature. She is the spouse of a retired US Marine Corps Combat Veteran which fortifies her passion for Veteran & Military Spouse hiring and Veteran causes.
Vanessa loves the outdoors: global travel, kayaking, scuba diving, trail-running (more like walking lately!), Nordic skiing and snow shoeing, camping and abseiling. She completed her first Honolulu Marathon at age 49, her second at 50 and she ran a half marathon after arriving in Utah. She adores spending time with husband Bill and 10-year-old son Henry. If she gets time for herself, the creative in Vanessa loves interior design, painting, writing, brand-design, inventing and gardening.
The self-proclaimed LinkedIn Nerd is always ready to deliver career readiness, professional branding and LinkedIn training as her ‘give-back’ to her community. Vanessa is fascinated by people, graphology, Military history, & outer space—there is even a 2-mile crater on Mars named after her!