Employee Spotlight

At FM:Systems, our team has 3 guiding values around what we believe and how we behave: do the right thing, act with urgency, and cultivate a culture of excellence & accountability. We strive to foster an environment for our employees to grow and be the best version of themselves in and outside of the workplace. Check out some of the great people who work at FM:Systems!

Jesse Thomas ES - Employee Spotlight

Jesse Thomas - Solutions Consultant

Tell us what do you do at FM:Systems?

• I’m a solutions consultant so I support our sales team in helping to identify challenges their prospects and clients are facing in order to craft solutions that meet those needs. Most of the time I’m providing demonstrations of our software and collaborating with multiple teams to ensure the success of each project.

Tell us a little bit about your educational and professional background.

I earned my Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, Bloomington. My studies focused on US and Russian history and Telecommunications. I’ve sold everything from used cars, computers, shoes, jewelry, and software.

 

Tell us something people might not know about FM:Systems.

We’ve saved over $500 a year by switching to Geico

Sum up your FM:Systems career to date in one word.

Demo.

What is your proudest moment at FM:Systems?

Helping to play a small role in the success of the largest project (at the time) our organization has taken on.

What’s something you learned in the past week? 

The names of more counties in Penn/Michigan/Arizona than I ever thought I would

Tell us three things most people don’t know about you. 

  • I prefer to drive manual transmission cars
  • My go-to adult beverage is champagne
  • I don’t have a middle name

What gets you out of bed every morning? 

  • Drinking plenty of water the night before.
  • I like getting up early when it’s still quiet and the sun hasn’t yet come up yet, it’s like getting a head-start on everyone else.

What is your motto or personal mantra?  

No one owes you anything.

If you could switch jobs with anyone in the world, who would it be?

Lewis Hamilton

Where would you like to go on a dream vacation?

Argentina

If you could only drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Champagne.  Oh, does it have to be beer?  Well, then I’ll go with Miller High Life, the champagne of beers.

What is something you’ve always wanted to try? 

An EVA – Extravehicular Activity aka a “space walk”

What TV show or movie are you ashamed to admit you love?

Tiger King

What is your favorite food? 

Breakfast tacos

You’re happiest when….

  • I’m actually enjoying the present moment.
  • in my hammock or behind the wheel of a fast car

What is your greatest fear?

Definitely werewolves.  Or people that text and drive. But also not prioritizing spending enough time with the people that are important in my life.

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?

How much are we talking about?  I would probably invest the majority of the money but definitely buy house, I’m outgrowing my condo in Austin.

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? 

My parents purchased a computer for me when I was in 5th grade, changed my life.

What chore do you absolutely hate doing? 

Cleaning carpets; if my dog didn’t have arthritis there wouldn’t be a rug in the house.

When you have 30 minutes of free time, how do you pass the time?  

Fresh air and sunshine, walk the dog around the block or send a few texts to family and friends.

What’s your favorite indoor or outdoor activity? 

Camping and kayaking if I’m outdoors, if I’m stuck indoors I’m usually listening to music or playing PC video games.

 

What would you do for a career if you weren’t doing this?

If I could go back in time, I think I would have been a pretty decent architect.  But since I can’t, eventually I would like own my own small business to help fund buying and building a homestead property to retire on.

Hidden talent:

Photoshop battles

How do you balance work and life?

Developing good habits, staying curious, and checking up often on what is a priority for me right now.

 

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