When I was asked to write a blog about “how I got to where I am today” I thought that maybe the intent was to have a quick summary of historical events followed by instant success, (e.g. “then I found Alteryx and my career really took off!”) In reality, it followed a more roundabout path. So instead of approaching this from a historical perspective, I want to focus on some core principles that have helped me get to where I am today and hopefully you can learn from them too.
At those times you have to believe in a cause greater than yourself.
So, there you go. Not an exhaustive history of how I got to where I am today step by step and day by day, but basic principles that I’ve followed to get to where I am today. I hope these are insightful and will help you in your career, and that one day I can get to know more about you! If you will be at Inspire, please join me for Path to Brilliance: Building an Analytical Center of Excellence at Signet Jewelers – Thursday June 13, 2019 from 10:00AM to 10:45AM in Governor’s Ballroom B. See you there!
Gary grew up in northeast Ohio where he currently lives with his wife and kids. He's always had a passion for data - specifically geospatial data which led him to get his BS and MA in Geography from the University of Akron. In 1996, he went to work at the U.S. Census Bureau in Detroit on the TIGER product for Census 2000. After the Census, he went to work at Signet Jewelers because they were looking for someone who could do geospatial analytics. He's held various roles within Marketing and Real Estate and currently leads a team of enthusiastic analysts. Follow him on LinkedIn here.
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