Member of the Band – Glenn Retana Aguilar, Senior Developer

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Much like a pod of whales or a pack of wolves, did you know that a group of gorillas is called a band? In this blog series, we’re going to introduce you to members of our band—engineers, technical recruiters, PMs, designers, and more who make up the most important asset in Gorilla Logic…our talent! Are you Gorilla material? Join the band today!

Glenn Retana Aguilar — Senior Developer

Glenn is one of our amazing Senior Developers here at Gorilla Logic. He has been working in development for about 4 years now. When Glenn isn’t crushing it at work he likes to spend his time working out, spending quality time with his friends and family, and just kicking back and relaxing. We are so happy to have Glenn as a part of our Band!

 

Glenn Retana AguilarWhere’s your hometown? – I am from Curridabat, San José in Costa Rica.

What’s your spirit animal? – A mix between a cat and a dog, I think both have very special attributes.

Favorite place you’ve traveled to? – It is a tie between New York City or Perú! I had a great time in those places.

How many years have you worked in your field? – I have been working in development for more than 4 years, I have also worked IT management consulting.

Best advice you have received personally or professionally? – Do as a scout would do, leave the place cleaner than how you found it.

If you could perform on stage with one famous musician/group, who would it be and why? – That’s a really hard one, I would say maybe some of my favorite bands like Radiohead or Tame Impala but also someone like Chris Cornell.

How do you spend your free time? – The usual stuff, I love to go to the gym, spend time with family and friends, or just relax and watch some TV shows.

Best childhood memory? – Playing with my friends all summer long finishing the day with Coca-Cola at the sunset.

What is your personal motto? – Everything will be alright. I say this to myself whenever times are difficult and it has been true so far.

Something that your LinkedIn profile couldn’t tell us? – I will always try to help any person as much as possible.

Who are the biggest cheerleaders in your life? – My family. 

Best advice when heading into an interview? – Don’t be afraid to say you don’t know the answer.

Best advice when meeting with a client – Keep calm always. 

Now that you have greater insight on the world (maybe;)), what would you go back and tell your 18 year old self? – Life is full of surprises, don’t be afraid of the future, there will be plenty of experiences and things to try and do.

What motivated you to pursue working in your current field? – I have always had an affinity for tech.

 

To learn more about Glenn and to stay in touch, connect with him on LinkedIn!

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Keaton Stockton

Keaton is a Marketing Administrator at Gorilla Logic. She has a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from Colorado State University.

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