This series will give you the chance to learn a little more about the great people who make up the Regency360 team. Every month a new Employee Spotlight will be released, giving you the opportunity to get to know some of our great hard-working people!
What made you want to work for Regency?
At the time, joining Regency was an opportunity to sit on the “other side of the table”. As an independent consultant, I fed on the challenges of every project being new from the ground up. Unfortunately, that environment didn’t really allow me to ever fully be a part of something. After years of working through the discovery, scoping, design and execution of projects, it was exciting to stay for the experience beyond deployment and see how those efforts performed in real-work execution.
What is a normal day like for you at work?
I’m not certain that any work day at Regency could be considered normal, which is a big part what really makes Regency work for me. While many people thrive in a routine, I find myself unsettled by “the way it’s always been”. Probably the safest way to define my normal is that I spend each day upsetting the Regency normal. The search for every opportunity to improve efficiency, capability and the end-user experience (both internally and for our customers) is what makes every “normal” day something new.
How has working with Regency been beneficial to your career? What have you learned?
Regency has provided the opportunity to dive deeply into ancillary processes a bit differently. While every organization has nuances that are unique to their own industry, the lead-to-cash process is by most measures a linear and well-defined path regardless of the organization. The opportunity to drill into every facet of the operational structure in an organization with divergent revenue streams has been a welcomed challenge. I find it interesting the ways that we have chosen to expand or consolidate applications as well as the ways we leverage current and new platforms over time, and I’m excited about projects we are already engaged in to optimize the processes used to support the company internally and to serve our customers externally.
What has been your favorite part about working at Regency?
Aside from my fantastic colleagues, I suppose the previous answers best describe what I enjoy most about my work at Regency. I enjoy the evolution of deconstructing complicated processes and reconstituting the pieces in a way that makes the operation smoother, simpler and more efficient.
What is something unique about your experience at Regency?
Perhaps the most unique thing about my experience with Regency was how easy it was for me to integrate. After several years as a consulting vendor (scheduling as many meetings as possible on “cook-out” day), I felt very much at home when I came aboard. No first-day jitters for sure.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not at work? Tell us a fun fact about you.
I’d consider myself a bit of a “Renaissance Man” in that I like to dabble in all kinds of different things: cooking, music, gardening, sports, movies, etc. I absolutely love the water; beach, lake, stream or pond is irrelevant… if there’s water close by, I’m happy. There just something peaceful and powerful and cleansing about the water. Otherwise, I can honestly be content doing just about anything or absolutely nothing, but I enjoy all of it best with my wife and kids.
What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
This is one of those odd questions that is really popular for ice-breakers, but I have always struggled to answer it. Here are a few that you may find surprising: my house is home to almost 20 animals (not counting the kiddos); for a couple of years I was an orchestra director (admittedly under-qualified); I occasionally take IQ tests for kicks; I travelled with a southern gospel quartet; Mt. Vesuvius… climbed it to the top!
If you could have dinner with any famous person from any era, who would it be and why?
Celebrity and fame have never been a huge draw for me, so I’d pass on them all for a little more time with my grandfather.