Employee Spotlight of the Month – Curtis Forsyth

We’re excited to announce our EAG 1Source Employee Spotlight for the month of August…Curtis Forsyth! Curtis has been with EAG 1Source for the past two years and serves as our Manager, Senior Architect with over 17 years of technology expertise. Curtis excels at analyzing and recognizing the technical and operational needs of the organization and his vivid mind is capable of architecting best-fit technology and implementing solid solutions for our organization.

 

What’s the best thing about your job?

We have so many people that are talented and experienced in various disciplines, I really enjoy being able to have different conversations about many things.  It’s also really great being able to ask for help on different topics and disciplines.  I can’t think of a time when I was able to interact with this multitude of intelligent people.

What do you find the most challenging at EAG and how has it developed your career so far?

Since we have many of our employees that are talented and experienced, it can sometimes be overwhelming the sheer amount of activities I’m involved in.  But seriously, not only are the standards here at EAG high, everyone exceeds them!  One of the things I’ve been able to work on is overall management and organization of my tasks and projects.  I really appreciate being held to my commitments because it forces you to stop and think about what you’re committing yourself to.  This is evident in every conversation I have with our clients in that they consistently talk about how well our projects go, how well we understand their particular situation and how we adjust ourselves to match their needs.

Exciting accomplishments on your projects

I can’t say that I have anything specific, but I really enjoy seeing the fruits of our labors.  When we implement a new technology, perform a migration or integration we get to continue to work with those clients on the ITO side and it’s really evident how much our work impacts their success.

What advice do you have for prospective candidates that want to join EAG?

What we do isn’t for everyone and it’s important that prospective candidates fully understand what their jobs entail.  I appreciate being held to the commitments we make and accepting a job is the first of those commitments.  IT outsourcing and consulting in general requires a certain mindset and initiative. I always try to remind the candidates I interview to ask as many questions as possible so they feel like they fully understand what’s going to be required of them.  In short – get the facts, be realistic and be honest with yourself.

What do you like to do in your free time? Any favorite places you like to visit?

My family and I bought an older house about two years ago and have slowly been going through and renovating things.  I spend a lot of time in the garage working on pretty much anything.  After working on technology all the time it’s nice to work on something more basic and tangible.  If I’m not repairing something with the house I’m usually either building some new furniture or working on a car.  We also spend a lot of time (probably more than we should….) playing videos games with (and without ????) the kids.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?

I think most people do know this but I spent about 10 years in the Army and was deployed a few times.  What most people really don’t know is that I’m also a bit of an audiophile.  While I was in college I was a radio DJ and had my own show every Thursday night from 9PM to midnight.  Every once and a while I would do a guest set at a local bar or club.

What music gets you through the day?

I have a really eclectic taste and it changes a lot.  Lately, I’ve been listening to The People Under the Stairs, Baldwin Brothers, Mark Farina, Kid Cudi, Steely Dan, The Cars and pretty much anything from OM Records.

How do you define success?

This is a tough one.  If I’m in a joking mood success means that each new car is faster than the previous one….but if I’m in a mood to pontificate I really look at success as a measure of how well my family is doing.  The reason I do what I do is so my kids don’t have to worry about the things I had to.  It’s a real motivator for me and I really do believe in setting a good example, maintaining a positive attitude and accepting reality for what it is.  Things won’t get better on their own, it’s everyone’s responsibility to enact change and ensure the next group of humans benefits from our efforts rather than suffers from them.  Sometimes bad things happen, but I never have a bad day!

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