10 Questions With...

October 25, 2010

What brought you to KS&R?

After grad school, I moved back to Syracuse in 1993 and was fortunate enough to land a position with a then much smaller KS&R. Each KS&R day has always presented new challenges and opportunities, which has forced me to learn and react quickly, think-on-my-feet, and re-prioritize.

What is your most marked characteristic?

I try to be polite and respectful, but not take myself too seriously. Rest assured, though, that I do take my KS&R responsibilities very seriously.

What book are you reading?

  • "Regular" book: Freakonomics

  • Audio book (in the car): The Big Bam: The Life and Times of Babe Ruth
What natural talent would you most like to possess?

It's a tie between photographic memory and ambidexterity.

What historical figure do you most identify with?

To be honest, I don't think that I identify with any historical figure. Perhaps I'll do something noteworthy that allows me to become an historical figure - in a good way.

What is your pet peeve?

Lack of attention-to-detail/sloppiness.

What would your advice be to those looking to get into IS as a career?
  1. Don't concentrate all of your energy in just one or two areas. I believe that it's better to have a broader, more generalized skill-set than it is to have a narrower, more vertical skill-set.

  2. Take ownership for what you do (i.e., have pride in your work and high attention-to-detail).

  3. Communicate clearly, accurately, and professionally.

What is your favorite software?

It's a tie between Microsoft Internet Explorer and Google Earth.

What is your favorite website (other than ksrinc.com)?

I don't have just one. The sites that I visit most often are:If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?

It would have to be an ambidextrous person with photographic memory.