I was asked to introduce myself, so here it goes…

March 14, 2012

My name is Derek and I have been looking forward to the opportunity to come and work with the Volano team.  Although it has been just a few very short weeks since I started, I already know I am in for a challenging but rewarding journey here at Volano.  It is great to be working with a passionate team where each individual brings a strong skill set to the table.  I am definitely looking forward to strengthening my current knowledge base and diving into the new opportunities that await.

I graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Peter Kiewit Institute, in December of 2008.  During the time I was finishing my undergraduate degree I had the opportunity to intern at The Gallup Organization as an applications developer.  After graduation I continued as a full time developer and is where I gained most of my application development skill set.  I have found over the course of my professional career I enjoy developing applications, however, my true passion is working with clients to understand their needs and come up with solutions that make a positive impact to their business.

In the spare time I do I have, I enjoy spending it outdoors.  Whether it is on a four wheeler, fishing, hunting, or playing ultimate Frisbee in Elmwood Park, if I can I would prefer to be