[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Richard Gericke is a Team Leader and a world traveler. During his 4 years in the U.S. Navy he made his way through Hong Kong, Malaysia, Bahrain, Dubai and Western Australia. Now that he has made a home in Nashville, his daily adventures include mentoring, strategizing, consulting and engineering. Read on to learn more about Richard!
On the business side:
Q: What are some of your daily tasks/main responsibilities at Concept Technology?
A: As a Team Leader I have to be flexible as my role can change from a day to day basis. In a single day I could be taking on roles as a mentor, technical escalation point, subject matter expert, customer service escalation point, consultant, strategist, or engineer. My job is dynamic and keeps me on my toes, which means there is never a lack of excitement, or a boring day.
Q: What certifications do you have?
A: I have a slew of certifications. To give you just a sample, I have my UBWA, UEWA, MCSA and MCITP. My LinkedIn profile is the best source to see them all.
Q: What is one of your biggest pieces of advice for clients when managing their IT?
A: Communication and involvement are key. IT management is a dynamic job with lots of moving parts. Success relies on two-way communication and a strong partnership.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]
On the fun side:
Q: What thought or message would you put in a fortune cookie?
A: Your attitude and outlook on life is a daily choice. Choose wisely.
Q: You’ve been given access to a time machine, where and when would you travel to?
A: I’d love to go back to witness the creation and signing of the Constitution. It would be interesting to witness and compare politics then to politics now.
Q: If you could live in any sitcom, which one would it be?
A: The IT crowd. So nerdy and, most days, fits so well.
Q: What is the most important thing to you in life?
A: The most important thing in my life is my faith. Without it I’d be lost.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]