Employee Spotlight: Corey Barss

corey-barss-work-headshotThe FIELDBOSS team is made up of many hard working talented individuals with interesting stories to tell. In our Employee Spotlight series, you’ll meet some of these people, learn what they do, and how they keep FIELDBOSS exciting and fun.

This week we shine the spotlight on Corey Barss, a Senior Application Consultant at FIELDBOSS. Corey will celebrate his five-year anniversary at FIELDBOSS in August.

Corey grew up in Bradford, Ontario but currently resides in Toronto. Prior to working at FIELDBOSS he attended Ryerson University and graduated with a bachelor of commerce degree.

When Corey isn’t busy being awesome at implementing FIELDBOSS, he can be found playing rugby for the Balmy Beach Rugby Club in Toronto. He is definitely sports obsessed and loves playing, watching, and reading about the analytics behind each game.

Read on to find out more about Corey.

 

What do you love most about working at FIELDBOSS?

The thing I like most about working for FIELDBOSS is the ability to be a part of building something from the ground up. I am able to have my opinions, designs and thoughts heard and utilized through the product development lifecycle.

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most? What is the number one challenge you face in your role?

My current role allows me to start with an idea and see the results of our hard work on the end user. Analyzing a customer’s current business process and developing a solution that can help them work more efficiently and lead a happier work life is an amazing feeling. Being trusted by a business owner to deliver such a solution comes with a lot of pressure but when the final result takes place it makes it all worth it.

Where is the best place you’ve traveled to and why?

My job allows me the privilege to travel very often. One of the greatest places I have travelled to in San Diego. Sometimes you just go to a certain city or place and connect with the culture right away. For me, that was San Diego; the beaches, laid back lifestyle, weather and of course the endless supplies of breweries may have a part in that as well.

What TV shows/music/apps are you currently obsessed with right now?

I am currently obsessed with podcasts and sports talk radio as I am often working by myself and travelling. When in Toronto I listen to TSN Overdrive every day to get my fix on the Toronto sports scene and am consistently reading sports blogs. I also listen to a variety of podcasts such as TED Radio Hour and Revisionist History to give myself a sports break every once in a while.

If you could have a drink with anyone (fictional, alive, dead, famous, non-famous) who would it be and why?

If I had to choose I suppose it would be Elon Musk. I have been reading a lot on him recently and find his business ventures extremely interesting and think he would be someone worth speaking with.

 

 

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