Polished Geek enjoys being different when it comes to monday.com specialists.

It starts with something as simple as our name, and encompasses everything we do, for every client.

Polished Geek is a Gold certified Partner with monday․com

Our team brings extensive software engineering and years of monday.com technical expertise - the Geek factor - and combines it with business process automation, project management and change management experience - the Polish.

Our founding executives built their careers working with multiple Fortune 500 companies and in consulting engagements with dozens of client industries from all walks of life. They have instilled a culture of broad, big picture strategic thinking into every employee, no matter how technical their role or task may be on your particular project.

Polished Geek is an Advanced Solution Delivery Partner for monday.com

This means when you partner with Polished Geek, you gain access to a powerful mix of technical skills, enterprise knowledge and business experience simply not found in most certified monday Partner agencies.

You're tapping into a creative and powerful combination that bring your business goals and technical dreams to reality. Our background makes us uniquely suited for building out monday.com workflows where deep business acumen and technical knowledge are required for success.

As a boutique service agency, we realize we're not the right partner for every client, nor the right fit for every project. We take on a select number of clients and projects each month to ensure we can truly deliver a high-quality, high-touch experience for every client.

Here are a few ways to know if we're a good fit for each other:

You're an established business

Established business

You're a successful, profitable business already. It's just that you know, deep down, you can do better.

You aren't struggling to survive and aren't looking for someone to rescue you from ruin. There's no desperation in reaching out to improve your workflows, system integrations or business processes. Instead, you are eager to move beyond where you are today and achieve much more for your business.

You have specific goals

"If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there."   Lewis Carroll

Specific business goals

Truer words were never spoken, by Cheshire Cat or human.

You need to have specific, realistic goals in mind in order for us to help you implement and achieve them. Clients who are a good fit can articulate what they want to achieve with their business. If you need help defining those goals, we offer a lightweight Business Process Discovery service that may be the perfect way to get started.

You have (enough) time

You have a team with adequate time

You're seeking out a consultant because you don't have the time, patience or resources in-house to go it alone.

We get that. But it doesn't mean you'll be completely off the hook.

To be successful together, we have to work together. That means we'll want to meet with you a minimum of once per week for Collaborative ConsultingSM sessions with your consulting team, where together we create and build the perfect Work OS system for your business.

You're collaborative

Team collaboration

You want to work with a team that is candid and easy to talk to, and professional without being stuffy. We enjoy working with clients who are likewise approachable, upfront and candid in their dealings with us and willing to work side by side to assure mutual success.

We believe it's important to respect each other's expertise. You know your business better than anyone else, and we create amazing new systems and workflows in monday․com every day. Our different backgrounds mean we sometimes may disagree on the best approach or solution to a particular problem.

We promise to listen openly and respectfully to your input and trust you'll do the same with us.

You're ready to invest

You have budget set aside

Improving efficiency, and productivity, or reducing operational costs in a meaningful lasting way takes real investment. 

That's why we dig deep for process improvement opportunities, and always keep a sharp eye out for integration, scalability and flexibility down the road. If you're looking for out-of-the-box cookie-cutter monday․com templates or quick fixes made without attention to business strategy or long-term ROI, we're probably not the right consultants for you.

You value boutique service

Boutique digital marketing agency

We don't use the word "boutique" as a fancy-pants way to say "small." When we say boutique service is what you'll receive, it means something tangible and real. We take the time to learn deeply about your business, your team, your customers and your industry first, to a level that mirrors your own employees. 

If you value the difference of working with a boutique consulting agency and crave high-quality, high-touch services for your business, you'll find it here.

Ready to do more with monday?

or give us a call at 919-275-0676

Our Founders

Deb Cinkus, PMP

Founder & CEO
Deb Cinkus, Founder & CEO of Polished Geek

Founder & CEO

  • CEO & Principal Consultant
  • Certified monday․com Consultant
  • Certified PMP (PMI.org Project Management Professional)  

Deb Cinkus, CEO

Deb is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and business process engineering consultant.

Her background includes several years leading multi-million dollar projects as a Director of Project Management at Fidelity Investments.

Deb has provided professional consulting services to major companies such as Sherwin-Williams, First Citizen's Bank, USAA, ABN AMRO, Chicago Board of Options Exchange, PacifiCorp, Banco Popular of Puerto Rico and DSW Designer Shoes.


Polished (adjective) - [pol-isht]:

(1) a highly developed or refined state

(2) displaying the assurance that comes from broad experience

Synonyms - educated, refined, urbane 

Donald Champion

Co-founder & CTO
Donald Champion, Co-founder & CTO at Polished Geek

Co-founder & Principal Consultant

  • Co-founder & Principal Consultant
  • Certified monday․com Consultant
  • Technical Solution Architect

Donald Champion, CTO

Donald is a highly experienced custom solution architect, full-stack integrator & certified monday․com consultant.

His career background includes over a decade working in various software engineering divisions at IBM.

Donald has provided technical consulting services to leading companies such as Morgan Stanley, Bear Stearns, J.P. Morgan, Walmart, Sun Microsystems and QLogic (formerly NetXen).


Geek (noun) - [gēk]:

(1) a computer expert 

(2) knowledgeable and experienced, especially in a technological field

Synonyms - computer specialist, techie