In January 2018, David joined our team from Kansas City, MO. David is as good as they come. He has a bright mind and loves to think through how to solve difficult processes and break them down into manageable tasks.  We asked David to answer a few questions so that Thrive users could know a little more about him and his contributions to the platform so far.

1. What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most?

My primary responsibility is software development here at Lean Technologies. While there are many technical aspects of developing software I also meet with customers personally to understand their needs and pain points. This has better allowed me to develop our products from a user perspective. Being close to the customer is one of the things I enjoy most about my role.

2. What were your first impressions of this industry?

Before I came to Lean Technologies I had minimal exposure to the manufacturing industry. Thrive touches many aspects of a manufacturing business so there was and still is a lot for me to learn. One of my initial findings was just as in software, manufacturing too has many buzzwords and acronyms.

3. What originally attracted you to working at Lean Tech?

One thing that initially attracted me to Lean Tech was our size. I was looking for a place where I could fulfill my interest in software and business. I can directly affect the outcome and direction of our product because of everybody’s willingness to hear and act on new ideas. This is what keeps me excited and what continues to move Thrive forward.

4. What else do you like to do for fun?

In my free time I enjoy staying active. You can find me exploring the trails around Lake Red Rock or running. I also enjoy developing mobile applications and I most recently have taken up yoga.

5. Words to live by — What are yours?

Don’t Take Anything Personally