What’s your work-life philosophy?
Work is something I do to make an impact and difference for my family, the families of my team members and clients.
What do you like best about working at UDT?
The family culture and team spirit. Everyone is willing to do what is necessary to help achieve our unified mission, Accomplish More.
How are companies investing in technology in the greater Nashville (TN/Carolinas) area?
Cloud and security are the largest areas of future investment. Cloud solutions are becoming more investment friendly to provide better solutions for company data, but there are management and security concerns as well. Companies know that security tools are good to have and implement, but they do not address all the areas of concern. They want security professionals to come and help them normalize the landscape so they can assure their customers that their information is protected.
What are the greatest opportunities for UDT in the greater Nashville (TN/Carolinas) area?
Our greatest opportunity is educating markets on our unique capabilities to help companies with their cloud and security strategies through marketing and opportunity success.
How can Nashville-based (TN/Carolinas) companies better leverage technology to advance their mission?
TN/Carolina companies are working to provide more solutions that are adaptable to their customers and the way they want to conduct business. Mobile apps are key to this success, which allow Cloud and Security solutions to become key drivers of technological investments and long-term strategies to accomplish the organizations’ missions. Highly available and versatile solutions are critical to market shifts for companies to better service their customers.
What is the best professional advice you would give?
Find out what your passions are and what motivates you. Then, dedicate your career to becoming the best in that space, find someone to mentor you and personally mentor someone else along the way. You will achieve happiness in your work and will impact others around you based on your attitude.
People would be surprised if they knew you…
Sing and play instruments (and that is NOT the reason I moved to Nashville).
What do you enjoy doing in your time off?
Hanging out with my family, watching Alabama football and traveling internationally on mission trips to help people.