Our team at talech is as diverse as they come. Spanning the globe from Boise, ID to Dublin, Ireland, our employees have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests. We are musicians, knitters, and basketball players. We’ve worked as waiters at chain restaurants and in tech support. But despite our differences, we all have one thing in common: our journey has brought each of us to talech.
Check out our “Meet the Team Series” each month to find out some fun facts about our team and learn more about what they do at talech. This month’s edition features Alan Quinn, EU Sales Support and Product Manager.
Q. What is your name, title, and location?
A. Alan Quinn, EU Sales Support and Product Manager in Dublin, Ireland.
Q. How long have you been at talech?
A. 3 years.
Q. What is your favorite movie?
A. The Shawshank Redemption.
Q. What is your favorite part about working for talech?
A. The positive reaction I get from our partners and customers when I show them how our product works.
Q. If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A. A full Irish Breakfast….check out what it looks like here: Full Irish Breakfast Example
Q. Do you have an office nickname? If so, what is it?
A. Most people just call me by my surname, Quinn or Quiny.
Q. Before working at talech, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
A. I previously sold new German and Japanese cars to the US military in Mannheim, Germany to the troops based all across Germany, Belgium, Italy, Croatia and the UK.
Q. What three traits define you?
A. Enthusiastic, problem solver, and imaginative.
Q. Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us.
A. I have traveled to 35 different countries in the world and counting. 🙂
Q. Where is your hometown?
A. Galway, Ireland.
Q. What is your favorite sports team?
A. Manchester United.
Q. What is the most recent app you’ve downloaded on your phone?
A. Airbnb (although I had installed it previously, I delete it when I am not using it).
Q. What does a typical day look like for you?
A. A general mix of demos, speaking to sales reps from various partners, testing new features and hardware, training our partners and helping the team with issues.
Q. Tell us about the best vacation you have ever gone on.
A. My partner Yvonne and I once went on a trip to Jordan and Egypt. In Jordan we went to Amman the capital, the ancient city of Petra (one of the New 7 wonders of the world), the Dead Sea and finally camped with the Bedouin’s in the red sands of the Wadi Rum (of Star Wars and Lawrence of Arabia fame). We then went on to Egypt where we visited the city of Aswan where we went the temple of Abu Simbel. Following that we went on the cruise of the Nile all the way to Luxor where we visited the valley of the kings and temple of Karnak. And finally we visited Cairo and went on a camel back tour of the Great Pyramids of Gisa. I am leaving out lots here but it was an incredible vacation!
Q. What hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
A. Travelling, playing guitar, golf (when I can) and going to see the Republic of Ireland play in the Aviva Stadium.