What’s your position within dezrez?
Head of Account Management & Product Manager
New Year’s Resolutions?
To get back into running and to enter a half marathon in 2014
How long have you been with dezrez for?
7 years and 8 months
A short background about yourself
Born and bred in Swansea, I have done my fair share of travelling over the years and now settled back in the home land. In fact I have been at dezrez since 2005 when I started as a software trainer. After working my way up the ladder I now head up the Account Management team. Alongside this I am the Product Manager for the dezrezPM product. Before working at dezrez I worked as a software trainer at Swansea University and prior to that (before my IT days) I dabbled in my degree subject Geology! After graduating I managed to get a placement working as a junior Geologist in the central Australian desert in a Gold Mine which was an experience of a life time. However, sieving gold was not a long term job aspiration for me and after 18 months travelling I returned home to study a Masters in IT – the rest is history.
Outside of work, I have a couple of hobbies and interests, running is a passion I pick up and drop depending on the weather! I am an artist at heart and paint canvases and design wedding stationary in my spare time. I enjoy Monday night Zumba classes and walking my 1 year old chocolate lab cross husky (I think you could say she is a Labsky or Huskador) Ruby at 6am sets me up for the working day.
Funniest moment in dezrez
Accidentally locking the car keys in the boot of the works car (on the M25) on the way to visit a customer
2012 – Skyfall
All time – Point Break
What sports teams do you support?
Brought up in a male dominated family, I have been moulded into a Swansea City and Chelsea supporter. Obviously I am behind Wales when it comes to Rugby but my favourite spectator sport is tennis so love Wimbledon week!
What CDs do you keep in your car, favourite music/ bands/ artists
Learn to speak French CDs 1 to 12. I am trying to become a little more converse with my French family
Cauliflower cheese with bacon sprinkles every time!
Most embarrassing moment
Probably being overtaken in the London Marathon by a group of locals dressed up as giant daffodils who were all at least 20 years older (and fitter) than me!
Running the London Marathon 2008
What dezrez product would you recommend and why? Including additional features and add ons
I’ll go with ‘Chatter’. This is a social messenger tool that has been released with dezrezPM that allows users communicate across their offices. We have a blog post about it: http://www.dezrezblog.com/2012/10/making-software-social/