Concur Start Date: 01/30/06
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Favorite City in the World: I’ll give you three – Barcelona, Singapore, and Henningsvaer
Favorite Workweek Lunch: When I’m Seattle - Kauai Family Restaurant. In Prague – Sansho
Pets: Does a Bonsai tree count?
What’s your secret superpower? I’ve totally geeked out on airline mileage programs so if you need to know the best one to fit your needs, let me know…
Tell us about you in 100 words or less:
I’m currently living in Prague, Czech Republic working with the European, Asian, and US hosting operations teams. My team is responsible for maintaining Concur’s infrastructure building and supporting the hardware, virtualization, OS, and application layers supporting our SaaS and cloud services. I’ve had quite a few different roles in Concur but joined the hosting organization about 4 years ago.
If you could learn one random skill, what would you learn?
Proper heel-toe shifting.
What inspires you to be who you are?
My parents have been my inspiration. Growing up they both held fulltime jobs and ran a daycare, ski school, and raised my brother and I at the same time. I’m in awe of what they have accomplished and forever indebted to them for the opportunities they gave me. At work I am very fortunate to be around some incredibly bright and talented individuals who consistently challenge you to learn, grow, and keep up with the ever changing tech landscape.
What personal accomplishment are you most proud of?
I’ve filled my passport up almost 2 times over and it now has two extra booklet inserts. It is always in need of more stamps and visas.
Tell us how your career journey landed you here at Concur?
My best friend had worked at Concur for about 2 years and kept on talking about how much he enjoyed the company, how smart the people were, the opportunities, and that they were hiring. I pretty much sent my resume in immediately. 8+ years (10+ for my friend) we are both still here.
What’s the best thing about working at Concur?
This is an easy one - the people and opportunities. I work with a group of very intelligent and driven people and we have an opportunity to work on some very exciting concepts and technologies all based around making our platform more simple, robust, resilient, automated, and scalable.
We all have an incredible amount of input and involvement and we all have the ability to make a significant impact regardless of title or job description. There are tons of opportunities here; Prague was one of those for me. I also have met some of my close friends at Concur so this is place is both a place of work and family.
To learn more about our amazing opportunities at Concur, please visit: www.concur.com/careers