Employee Spotlight: David
July 26, 2016
No day feels the same, and that natural change of pace not only keeps my day-to-day interesting, it also provides a clear path for growth. My job is incredibly dynamic and almost serendipitously calls on the sales, writing, marketing, and design skills that I learned throughout my career at Patriot.
This month, David Regimbal, Web Conversion Analyst, is in the Employee Spotlight. We asked David a few questions about his work at Patriot Software, his family, and his favorites. David’s nine-years with Patriot have brought him opportunities for growth, given him enough time to work on his golf game, and, most importantly, included the arrival of his amazing wife and baby girl.
Spotlight on David
What do you do at Patriot? How long have you worked here?
I’ve been a part of the Patriot Software Company since October of 2007, with roles ranging from sales, writing, general marketing, and web design. It was a winding road that led me to what I’m doing now—which is running Patriot’s web conversion analysis and optimization.
What do you like best about working at Patriot?
The best part about Patriot—other than the remarkable people in the company—is the constant challenge it provides, and in turn, the repeated opportunities to prove yourself. No day feels the same, and that natural change of pace not only keeps my day-to-day interesting, it also provides a clear path for growth. My job is incredibly dynamic and almost serendipitously calls on the sales, writing, marketing, and design skills that I learned throughout my career at Patriot.
Tell us a little bit about your family.
I have a wonderful wife who’s embarrassingly out of my league (I still don’t know what she was thinking), and we just celebrated our four-year anniversary last month. We also have an adorable little girl who turned one in March, and I can objectively say that she is the cutest little lady in the world.
Totally objective. No bias at all.
If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you’d buy?
Truthfully, I’d set up college funds for my daughter and all of my nieces and nephews. Wait, check that, I’d probably go to Chipotle and get like three sides of guacamole with my regular burrito. Then I’d go secure the futures of those little ones.
Favorite travel destination?
Hilton Head, South Carolina. It was our family’s vacation spot when I was a kid, and my daughter will be able to say the same thing when she’s older.
What did you do growing up that got you into trouble?
N/A, I was the perfect child. And somewhere just now, my parents got a headache from rolling their eyes too hard.
Le Cellier — a French Canadian steakhouse nestled in a cozy pocket of Disney’s Epcot park. Go there, order the bone-in ribeye and experience 24 ounces of pure and unbridled bliss.
If you were allowed one superpower what would it be?
The ability to dive into water would be really cool. I have sensitive ears. Stop judging me.
Cats or dogs?
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Spend time with my family, golf, run, play basketball, golf, read, watch sports, and golf.
In what places have you lived?
I’ve lived in Northeast Ohio my entire life.
What did you want to be when growing up?
A “computer guy.” My dad was a project manager at IBM, and that was my grasp of his professional life. I wanted to be like my dad.
If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you want to meet?
It’s a tie between C.S. Lewis and Jason Day.
What is one item on your bucket list?
To hit a hole-in-one. I will have my day.
What was your first job?
I was a weekend caddie at Rosemont Country Club.
What is the best advice you ever got?
“Don’t curse the road.” This was given to me when I was training for my first marathon. The Twitter version of this story: Don’t gripe or complain about the road you’re on. It’s the only thing leading you to where you need to be.
Thanks, David, this was entertaining!