What’s your work-life philosophy?
I used to only have time for business and everything else took a backseat. But as time progresses and with the addition of our son, I have found that you will never be able to relive the moments that pass, so it is best to make the most of the time you have. Balance is important.
What do you like best about working at UDT?
The leaders of the company seem to care about the employees and their well-being. That is a thing of the past in today’s companies where the bottom line is now usually the only thing that matters.
What are your three new favorite technology solutions?
I enjoy all technology, so to rank them is hard. First would have to be security at the application layer; second is hyper-convergence; and last, hybrid cloud in the data center.
What is most important when customer facing during the presales process?
Listen to the client. Often overlooked on our busy sales days when we are trying to push and make numbers, just listening is the easiest thing to do and they will appreciate it more than you realize.
How do you utilize your industry knowledge when aiding the sales team?
I take the many ideas I’ve seen over the years and collaborate with my peers across the company to find unique solutions or create new offerings, covering every vertical.
What do you think is the next big idea in technology?
That is literally the billion dollar question. If I knew that, I would be someplace more exotic than Texas. I would say that Moore is probably spot on that 2020 will be the end of exponential growth in processing speed. The next technology will have to overcome this via nanotech, or something maybe at the molecular level.
What is the best professional advice you would give?
Take time to smile at a complete stranger every day and say hello. You never know whose life you might change.
People would be surprised if they knew you…
Wanted to be on the Jerry Springer show as a guest.