Brian’s been working for Velo for ten years, and lends critical support for Velo’s internal IT needs as well as being in charge of all the monitoring and alerts tools that make our proactive services function like a well-oiled machine. As a nidan (2nd degree blackbelt) in Judo, this is one nerd you won’t want to mess with. Brian is also the proud father of two kids. Since his little “mini me” daughter, Karleigh was born with CHD ( a congenital heart defect), he and his wife have spent countless hours working together with the American Heart Association to raise awareness of CHD.
Why did you choose to work at Velo?
“I was looking for work, as the company I was at was closing the Lafayette office. I had interviews with a few companies in the area; some corporations, some small shops, and some specialty companies. In the end, Taylor contacted me and asked about scheduling the interview for a particular day. We rescheduled because my daughter Karleigh had a cardiologist appointment that day. We had the normal interview and afterward he asked about her and her conditions. His genuine interest in me as a person and my family really made it easy to pick Velo over the others.”
What do you consider your greatest strength?
“It is two things really. First is an unusual thought process. I attack problems from several angles simultaneously running through the likely scenarios of each approach in my head. Once I feel like I have a good solution and a plan for addressing issues it could cause I move forward. Second is an obsessive personality. I can’t stand to let a problem go unsolved. I often go running down the rabbit hole pursuing the issue until it is gone. It is to the point that will often dream about issues that are bothering me, it is a whole extra day of problem solving 😊.”
“Perfection is only achieved by being better today than you were yesterday.”