Employee Spotlight – Rob Cox
ABS is committed to celebrating the contributions of each of our employees. Our team is diverse and brings a wide variety of skillsets to the table. We are so proud of them, in fact, that we just had to share details on how our team members succeed, work hard, play hard and stay humble daily!
Q: Tell us about yourself!
A: My name is Rob Cox. I’m a Senior Solutions Architect here at ABS. I primarily focus on cloud + application infrastructure.
Q: What is your team working on right now?
A: Right now, we are looking to rearchitect our Backup-as-a-Service offering to further increase client adoption and bring more value to our clients. I also recently returned from the Cloud Summit hosted by Ingram Micro in San Diego. It was four jampacked days of cloud technology insight. I brought back some great knowledge on how ABS can continue to align with AWS and their best practices around migration, security, and compliance.
Q: What is the most exciting thing happening in the industry or at ABS right now?
A: I love working hand-in-hand with clients. It’s always the most exciting part of my day. I really enjoy meeting with them and taking the time to understand their challenges and explore how cloud infrastructures can solve them. I’m lucky to be able to say that I never have the same day twice.
Q: What changes have you seen over the past few years in the industry?
A: Technology is moving and evolving at a breakneck speed pace and it’s revealing unique and elegant ways to provide a better user experience both on-premise and in the cloud. Being able to stay on top of it and determine where the value lies is a huge priority and focus for me.
Q: What changes have you seen over the past few years in your role?
A: I spend a lot more time interfacing with clients than I used to. Also, internally I’ve become more strategically involved in developing more services and offerings that provide additional value to clients and differentiate ABS in the market.
Q: We want to get to know you a little bit better and what keeps you going on the day-to-day. Tell us, what’s surrounds you to keep you motivated or help you to do your job?
- Snowman Art – This piece of artwork was made by my son. It’s a daily reminder of my family & keeps me anchored and focused on why I do what I do.
- Previous Conference Badges – I’m a firm believer that you should keep the past in front of you but don’t let it hold you down. These conference badges are reminders of where I have been and where I am headed.
- “The Usual Dollar Bill” – Way back when, I had a bet with our EVP of Engineering to see who had the best presentation feedback during internal presentations. This bad boy has been passed back & forth many times. It keeps things fun and focused on constant improvement.
- Mini Beer Fridge – Because beer!Written by:
Sarah Cartwright joined ABS through the Cisco Partner Sales Academy. Fresh out of West Virginia University where she earned her BS in Business Administration as a Marketing major with a focus in Sales, Sarah spent her first two years with ABS as an Account Manager working directly with clients in her K-12 sales role, guiding clients through the ever-changing technological landscape.