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!
Kyle Maurer – Senior Consultant in Services
Kyle is an American who moved north beyond the wall to Toronto to be with his wildling wife. While getting his degree in finance, Kyle was always a techie at heart and wound up integrating the two by implementing ERP software and designing company reporting. He bounced from technology to technology and now finds himself thoroughly addicted to all things business intelligence and data science. Kyle loves gaming and pretty much every sport. He is currently teaching his son soccer and trying to turn him into a football fan.
Where’s your hometown? – Milford, CT.
What’s your spirit animal? – My spirit animal is Frank Reynolds from It’s Always Sunny. Humans count as animals, right?
Favorite place you’ve traveled to? – Vienna, Austria.
How many years have you worked in your field? – 10 years.
What is an underrated product that you believe deserves more attention? – Get yourself a foam roller, even if you’re super lazy like me. Sleep funny? Lift something heavy? Rotate too fast? This thing will fix your back no problem.
If you could perform on stage with one famous musician/group, who would it be and why? – Tough one. Probably Rush! They’re just the greatest.
If you could travel back in time to any period in history, when would it be? – Early 1900s, to be part of the period in physics history. General relativity and quantum mechanics, all born within those 20 years? Sign me up.
What is your guilty pleasure TV show? – Riverdale! (I’m ashamed)
Where do you go to relax and recharge? – My office.
What’s one of your most embarrassing memories? – I absolutely got pantsed in the 5th grade and I don’t think I’ve ever gotten over it.
What is your personal motto? – “Sure, why not.”
What is your most used tool in your office? – My electronics screwdriver. I’m always cracking open my computer case to fiddle with something or other.
What was one of the most rewarding leadership positions you have had? – Tech lead on Tableau Implementation for Versacold. I was in charge of everything from technology, to strategy, to user training. Just loved every facet, and seeing users be happy with what we released was everything.
Now that you have greater insight on the world (maybe;)), what would you go back and tell your 18 year old self? – Buy Amazon and Bitcoin and enjoy retirement.
Favorite tech blog/website/publication? – Ars Technica.
What motivated you to pursue working in your current field? – I love data, theory crafting, finding signals in noise. Business Intelligence(BI) is the natural extension of that.