Better Know A Vodorian: James Kearney

Part of an ongoing series to get acquainted with the citizens of Vodoriland. Collect them all!

Name: James Kearney
Title: Program Manager
Specialties: Maximizing the business value of technology projects, leading teams, teaching, coaching, and solutions architecture.

What sites do you visit most often? 

Besides Gmail? Hacker News, Yahoo Finance, Stack Overflow, and probably Twitter.

What do you do when you’re not at work?

Outside of work I do a lot of outdoors stuff – hiking backpacking, sailing, motorcycling. I like to hack in my lab at home. 

Nothing illegal, of course.

It’s all on the up-and-up. I spend time with my family and friends, I read. And I’m kind of a dance music aficionado.

What sort of dance music?

All kinds of dance music. Pretty much every genre. 

When you were a child who did you look up to most?

Astronauts. They were the next best thing to being an actual superhero. They had this huge amount of discipline, fortitude, endurance. They were kind of unstoppable. Plus, you get to fly in a spaceship—how cool is that? I basically spent most of my childhood trying to emulate and become one.

What is your superpower?

Being additive. I’m always looking for ways to make things better.

What’s your definition of a Vodorian?

It’s about believing in yourself and in your team. Working hard, but not taking yourself too seriously while you’re doing it—making sure to build in a little fun.

What do like most about working at Vodori?

I like the people here. It’s been true about every great place that I’ve worked, and Vodori’s no exception. People set the tone of the work environment. Just the amount of energy that our folks have, the willingness to help each other out, and the relentless focus on making sure the clients get the results they can. It goes a long way.

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Carrie Blood, Strategy Analyst
Matt Young, Technology