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Employee Spotlight: Alexander Lord

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By Pallavi Barbate |November 30, 2021
Employee Spotlight
Alexander Lord
Alexander Lord
Senior Consultant, Delivery

quote The company is only as good as its people and fusionSpan has some AMAZING people. Definitely the most talented and competent crew I’ve ever worked with. And that’s easily what I’ve enjoyed the most.quote

Once a month, fusionSpan will share the talent and hard work of the people that we call our team. From Delivery, Consulting, Operations, and more – we pause to get a little bit personal, showcasing the faces behind the technology solutions that we work on each day. This month we meet fusionSpan Senior Consultant, Alexander Lord!

What was your first job? Tell us about it.

Alexander Lord When I was 16, I started working weekends behind the counter of a convenience store in the student union on a nearby college campus. The hardest part was definitely assembling the Sunday paper.

Who has influenced you most in your professional path/career?

Probably my first boss out of college, working at an oil terminal. On a personal and political level, we disagreed on almost everything, but he helped instill a work ethic that drove me to go above and beyond.

What’s your favorite part about working in the technology industry? What drew you to it?

I fell into the technology industry by accident. I was a temp, interviewing for a database analyst position. I went to the library and checked out every book I could find on SQL and relationship database theory. That was over a decade ago. It’s the creativity and problem solving that keeps me interested.

What are the main responsibilities of your current role? What do you enjoy most about your position?

Like many of my colleagues, I am responsible for delivering high quality solutions to our clients. My role is to ultimately get my clients to a place where they don’t need me anymore. Everyday, I’m trying to make myself obsolete.

Looking back, what career advice would you tell your 18-year-old self?

Keep learning how to learn. You’ll do fine.

Do you have a favorite quote?Alexander Lord

Before technology, poetry was a large part of my life. So I’d have to go with Walt Whitman:

“You shall no longer take things at second or third hand, nor look through the eyes of the dead, nor feed on the spectres in books,

You shall not look through my eyes either, nor take things from me,

You shall listen to all sides and filter them from your self.”

What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not working?

When I have the time, Dungeons & Dragons. And eating. But sometimes I’m working and eating at the same time, so maybe that doesn’t count.

What’s a fun fact about you many people may not know?

I was a volunteer firefighter in high school.

If you could have an unlimited supply of one thing, what would it be, and why?

Fast metabolism. The years are catching up to me…

What words would you use to describe fusionSpan? What have you enjoyed most about being here?

Quality people. We’re consultants, so that’s the bottom line. The company is only as good as its people and fusionSpan has some AMAZING people. Definitely the most talented and competent crew I’ve ever worked with. And that’s easily what I’ve enjoyed the most. Even working remotely, the connections are strong and I think that speaks volumes.

We Are Hiring!

fusionSpan is always looking for talented team members to join our global, growing, and diverse team! If you believe you are a good fit for one of our roles, or would simply like to see a list of open positions, check out our careers page today!

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Pallavi Barbate
Employee Spotlight: Alexander Lord

My name is Pallavi Barbate. I am a Senior People & Culture Generalist at fusionSpan. I have a Master's degree in HR and have a total of 10 years of experience in HR Operations, supporting companies build their processes and resources. I also specialize in global talent acquisition and have been supporting companies to build strong resources. I am a self-motivated person and working with cross-cultural people is my passion. I love to take time for my well-being and meditation.

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