Brian Larkin – 5QF

It’ s time to learn a little more about the people here at Thill Logistics. The idea is based on the website Formspring and the classic Bernard Pivot questionnaire, just imagine that I am holding my blue index cards and asking the questions in a soothing James Liptonesque tone. The format is simple, five questions. The first 4 will stay constant, (3 work related questions and 1 from Pivot) but the 5thquestion… that is up to you! Please comment and send in questions here on the Thill Blog, or send them to me via Formspring to carrieatthill.
Here are my 5 questions for Brian Larkin

What is your role at Thill Logistics? As the Director of ERP Ecometry Administration for Thill Logistics; my role challenges me to help oversee the use and support of Thill’s ERP application (Ecometry) environment as it relates to both functionality and workflow.  In addition to overseeing the application’s inherent functionalities, it is also common place for me to take on a more general project management role as well.  The types of projects that we support can range from connecting credit card functionality with new processors to developing interfaces to 3rd party software solutions.  It is the ever-changing needs of our client-base that keeps my position both challenging and fun!

How did you get into your field? My original passion was in programming; which I went to school for and ultimately received a Degree in Computer Science.  However, after graduation, my 1st job was as a computer operator; which eventually led me to an IT Management position within the same organization.  It was in this role that I discovered my true likeness for project management.  I loved working with each of the various departments to develop and implement new creative solutions to improve and/or stream-line the organization.  I found that as a Project Manager I was able to capture the most holistic view of any effort throughout its complete development life-cycle.  Watching a project progress from concept to completion; including being able to realize the associated benefits of the work, is just something that I find to be very gratifying.

What is your favorite thing about your field? It is the continuous need to find new and creative solutions to whatever challenge is faced.

(Bernard Pivot) What is your favorite word? Collaboration; which just a more unique way of saying, “Teamwork”

(Formspring) What has been one of the greatest experiences of your life? Still to come….



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