What is a fun fact about yourself that people might not know?
In my free time I scout college football players for the NFL. I take a list of about 150 to 250 draft eligible players each year and watch films to see for myself how well they will do at the next level. I’ve always loved football, so much so that my wife jokingly (or perhaps not so jokingly) calls football my first love. Unfortunately, after numerous knee injuries and surgeries, I can no longer play football recreationally, so this has been a way for me to stay close to the game.
What is your favorite thing about working at fusionSpan?
My favorite thing, which has persisted since I began with fusionSpan, is how willing everyone is to help you if you reach out. I don’t even think it is an intentional push but rather an effect of the type of people that make up the team. It really is a culture of collaboration, rather than competition.
What are some of your hobbies or interests?
Beyond the obvious answer of watching football, I would say reading, playing video games, and weightlifting. Non-fiction books about topics I don’t have direct experience with have always caught my eye. This is especially true for books that go into description of the theory and practice behind complex systems, similar to how books like Fabric of the Cosmos do the same for Physics.
What are some of your favorite things about your job?
Development of my team; I am a coach at heart, and I love to see them become the professionals I knew they can be. Once you embrace your role as a coach and leader, it becomes impossible not to be swept away by enthusiasm for the team and its success. I quickly became prouder of my team and their accomplishments than I am my own.
How has your career grown since joining the team?
My career has been a whirlwind since I joined in 2020. I began as a Business Analyst, brand new to the industry and before I knew it, I am leading a team and practicing.There are significant benefits to having such a rapid change, since the challenges and needs of the ground floor are still fresh in my mind as I work to create policies that are most beneficial to the company. It is important as a consultant to keep the point of view of all stakeholders in mind when acting and making decisions, but it is just as important to continue doing this when you are leading and managing your team.
What do you think are 3 words to describe fusionSpan?
Collaborative, growing, challenging.
Before working here, what was the most unusual or interesting job you had?
Early in high school, probably earlier than I should admit to, I spent a summer transporting and installing washers and dryers throughout a military base. We didn’t have enough dollies to go around so I often carried them up flights of stairs by hand on my own. That summer I learned that I hated washing machines and that a dolly is a wonderful thing.
What do you like most about fusionSpan?
The best thing about fusionSpan is that Leadership will listen to feedback and new ideas.
What is your dream meal or favorite food?
My own Green Chicken Enchiladas. Perfection.
How do you spend your free time?
Exercising, eating, and playing games with my kids.