Q & A with Brian Ward, Lead Systems Analyst
Meet Brian – our Lead Systems Analyst here at Superhuman Prospecting. Brian is responsible for developing systems that integrate departments and data while streamlining processes and workflows. He also provides our teams with reports on systems and campaigns to develop quality assurance standards and IT support.
From a young age, Brian enjoyed applying new technologies and concepts in robotic applications, hardware, and software. A certified Microsoft Office Specialist, he received a Certification of Excellence in Computer Networking and participated in the Business Professionals of America 2014 District & 2015 State Conferences, gaining 1st and 2nd Place respectively in Systems Administration using Cisco.
Brian currently lives outside of Portland, Oregon with his wife and their daughter Evelyn. During leisure time, you can probably catch him in front of his computer gaming. His favorites? “FPS games, wargame simulations, real-time strategy, and also chemical & astrophysics simulations,” he says.
Continue reading our Q& A to learn more about Brian:
- What’s the best piece of sales advice you’ve heard recently?
“Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today.”
- Are you an early bird or night owl?
Absolutely a night owl, and when it is light out, I tend to hide in the trees.
- If you could live anywhere in the world for a year for free, where would you choose?
I keep thinking of sunny warm beaches and extraordinary cities that I would like to visit. The problem is that I’m such a homebody I don’t think I’d like to spend a year anywhere but home, and for free on top of that.
- Tell us what inspires you, or provide your favorite inspirational quote.
“Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you don’t.”
“Pursue what is meaningful (not what is expedient)”
- Tell us what motivates you to do what you do here, and how you contribute to the customer experience.
Being able to use my skills and knowledge to improve someones’ work process or make something more efficient energizes my soul. It means I made a real impact on their life by making something easier or faster, giving them more time to dedicate their energy to more meaningful things, instead of being bogged down by tedious tasks. Humans are too valuable to have our time wasted by things that can be done by machines.