Q: Tell us a little bit about your position at Fireproof.
C: I work in Business Development and I’m responsible for creating brand awareness with Fireproof’s current customers. I do so by analyzing client needs and establishing whether there are any areas that would be improved by utilizing Fireproof’s services.
Q: Do you have a favorite story from your time at Fireproof?
C: With my limited time in the company, I’d have to say that my favorite highlight was the Ohio Township Association tradeshow. The event was at the Convention Center Downtown, about 3 weeks ago. It was nice being out there with my colleagues and supporting Fireproof—spreading the word about what we do to potential new clients. We got a lot of great opportunities from the tradeshow and it was a great time.
Q: What is an unexpected fact you learned from Fireproof after being hired?
C: I was blown away by some of the high-end clients that we support here at Fireproof, as well as by the testimonials from clients on how proficient we are at what we do.
Q: Do you have any hobbies?
C: My biggest hobby is boating—I love being on the water.
Q: What are some of the things that interest you?
C: I love pets; I have a three-year-old yellow Lab/Pitbull mix named Gauge—he’s my pal. I also enjoy spending time with my girlfriend and my family. My parents live in the Westerville area and my sister, brother-in-law and niece live in California; they come home multiple times a year—it’s always nice spending time with them.
Q: What was the most unusual job you had before working at Fireproof?
C: I never really had an unusual job but I had an interesting job. I worked in sales at JEGS High Performance for five years. I dealt with a lot of gear-headed people who were building classic cars; they’d come in and ask us for recommendations on motor builds and all that. It was a lot of fun, but over time I wanted to keep it as more of a hobby than a career.
Q: What is one skill that you would like to master?
C: I like to be proficient in whatever I do, so I definitely want to be able to quote an imaging job (converting clients that are hard-copy to electronic) with less support than I have now being so new. I also think it would be great to be bi-lingual—that’s a personal goal of mine. I have studied Spanish in High School and College but I was actually thinking about learning American Sign Language—my girlfriend is a Speech Pathologist and deals with a lot of cases of cognitive developmental delay.
Q: Where did you go to school?
C: I went to Columbus State for Marketing, Hondros for Real Estate, Oracle University for Application Support (PeopleSoft-HR—an HR application by Oracle) and I also have Six Sigma training. I’m a little bit of a jack-of-all-trades.
Q: What is your favorite sport?
C: I love extreme sports such as snowboarding and wakeboarding, and I also like to play golf. I’m not a huge college football fan but I love watching the NFL.
Q: What is one of thing most people don’t know about you?
C: I was born in a small town in Eastern Ohio called East Liverpool. I still spend a lot of time there; we camp on an island that is in the middle of the Ohio River–there’s a lot of boating and camping out there.
Q: What is your favorite part about your job?
C: My favorite part is that I’m actually passionate about what I do. I actually see a value associated with Fireproof’s business plan—that it’s a total solution for a client when it comes to managing their records.
Q: What is one thing everyone should know about Fireproof?
C: That we are very stringent in our processes and regulations. Making sure that we are abiding by the rules within our industry helps us continue to be successful.
Q: If you could have a drink with anyone, who would it be?
C: Either Ronald Reagan or George Strait. In my eyes both of them are great American heroes, both are very morally strong and both of them are good role models.