Award-winning project: Implemented a scanning technology that allows members to make deposits remotely. This decreased branch and operational staff workload and reduced the overall number of deposits processed by 10%.
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Industry: Financial services
Revenue: $33.7 million
Number of employees: 125
Time in job: 15 years
Educational background: Bachelor's degree in business administration from Columbus University.
First job: Ice cream scooper at an ice cream shop.
Best advice you've ever received: If you're going to do something, do it right.
Best career move: Coming to work for Advancial during a time when technology adoption and Internet development was on the rise.
Biggest career influence: In the early 80s my dad told me I should get into technology.
Best technology decision: Bringing software development in-house at Advancial.
Biggest IT challenge: Development of our in-house home banking system(s).
Best personality trait: Being honest and forthright.
Worst personality trait: Being honest and forthright.
Hobby: Coaching girls' competitive softball in the spring and summer, and being an outdoorsman in the fall and winter.
Alter-ego career: BBQ Pit Master
Current reading: The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein
Next big technology: Adaptive technology -- security and service-based behavioral modeling.
One word of advice to IT pros coming up the ranks: Never put yourself into a box that you have to think outside of. Can't never could and anything is possible.
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