Ever wonder who is working behind the computer for Jackrabbit? We promise, we’re real! This series will introduce folks at Jackrabbit and share a little more about our team than you may see on our website.
From: High Point, NC
Lives In: Charlotte, NC
Joined Jackrabbit: December 2011
Job Title: Senior Developer
What’s the last picture you took with your phone? A shark – I was on a fishing trip with some guys I went to college with in Oak Island, NC.
If you could only keep 5 possessions, what would they be? A phone, car, my camera equipment, computer, and all the photos I’ve taken or that are taken of me.
If you had a chance for a do-over in life, what would you do differently? Pay more attention to the .com boom. I was in IT when it was happening and would’ve created a SiliconValley.com site up and running to sell later.
What is the best compliment you have received? I’m a good father.
What is your favorite music? The 70s.
What is your strongest personal quality? Sociability – I get along with everybody and being able to talk to people has opened a lot of doors in my life.
Why did you choose this profession? I grew up playing video games – my older brother had a Commodore 64 computer. I also loved taking electronics apart to see how they worked and then figure out how to put them back together. The natural progression was to learn how to make these electronics do things – so I became a developer.
A little more about Brett…
Brett has a history with the Jackrabbit co-founders dating back to 1994, having worked with both Mark and Mike at the same consulting firm. He continued to work closely with Mike until 2000 when their careers diverged. Since then, Brett has spent the vast majority of the time developing software solutions for many Fortune 100 financial institutions using a wide variety of technologies including both Microsoft and J2EE based platforms and programming languages. In an IT career that spans 17 years, working for both small and large companies alike, Brett has seen just about everything as it pertains to the software development process. Making the end user customer happy has been and always will be his primary goal as an IT professional.
Brett holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and English from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He enjoys golf, swimming, sailing, photography, watching NFL football, and spending time with his wife Jennifer and daughter Lindsay.