A simple definition of leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal. At Aysling we’re fortunate to have a terrific team, led by a terrific group of leaders. For today’s Aysling Team Spotlight we are focusing on our fearless leader, our CEO/CTO, our resident soapboxian (to be fair, most of our team is accused of this), yes, today we’re focusing on our very own, Rudy Pataro.
If you’re a client you’ve likely chatted with Rudy at one point. He has devoted himself to our company, our products, our team, and our clients (just look at Slack on a weekend night, he is always online… always watching…)
Omnipresence aside, let us take a moment to learn more about Aysling’s CEO/CTO, Rudy Pataro.
What’s your name?
What is your job title at Aysling?
CEO / CTO
So what does that mean you actually do?
Your guess is as good as mine! I do my very best to steer our staff to make the best business and technical decisions that we possibly can.
How long have you worked at Aysling?
What is your favorite thing about working at Aysling?
Well that is a bit of a tough call. I love our staff, we have a great team that I’m very proud of. But I equally enjoy working with our clients.
What is/was your favorite magazine publication?
If you had to publish your own magazine, what would it be about?
This is the hardest of all of the questions! I can think of several topics that I could enjoy writing about, but it would probably have to be an adventure travel niche publication. I love traveling, specifically active travel (not really one for museums) and I could enjoy publishing a magazine about it.
What is the one piece of software you cannot live without?
What is your favorite season?
If you could live in any movie/television show, which one would it be? And why?
My wife says The Big Bang Theory cause I would fit in well with the group (should I be offended by that?), but I’d like to think Cheers would be more appropriate.
Board, Card, or Video Games?
Favorite type of sandwich?
Interesting fact about yourself?
Until I went away to university I never lived anywhere more than two years. My dad was career Army and we moved all the time. For me, every move was a bit of an adventure, and I still love to travel and see the world.
And finally, what is your favorite quote/lyric (movie, television show, song, or inspirational)?
My favorite group when I was younger was Rush, and I always loved this lyric:
“If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.”
After reading that one I now want a Tuna Melt and to climb a glacier. I’ll probably stick with the sandwich this time. Here’s another interesting fact about Rudy, he loves to dive deep into the system. A large chunk of improvements/updates to MagHub’s and Aysling’s products are weekend projects of Rudy’s, there’s a reason he’s also our CTO!
Next month join us as we meet another member of the Aysling | MagHub team, we still have quite a few left! Interested in learning more about MagHub, and its recent features (we do update the second Tuesday of every month after all); then click the link below to learn more.
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