At BA Insight, we value the individual talent and diversity that our employees bring to the company. Meet some of the members of our team:
I have a private pilot’s license with experience in both airplanes and helicopters. I am also a competitive tennis player and avid snowboarder.
Favorite Book: Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis.
Education: University of Texas graduate – Hook ‘Em Horns!
Hobbies: Wake surfing enthusiast, part-time club DJ.
Favorite Movie Quote: “Get busy living or get busy dying” – Shawshank Redemption.
VP of Finance and Controller
Favorite Sports Team: Boston Red Sox. Was lucky enough to be in Yankee Stadium in 2003 to witness the final part of the greatest comeback. Even luckier to be at Game 6 of the 2013 World Series to see them win at Fenway Park.
Favorite Quote: If you’re gonna be a bear, be a grizzly.
Family: I have a wife and three kids - two girls and a boy.
Favorite Book: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.
Hobbies: Running. Not sure if it is to stay in shape, to be able to keep up with the kids, or to clear my head from them!
Chief Marketing Officer
Career: Been in marketing my entire career and am very passionate about what I do.
Favorite Sports Team: I have been a Red Sox fan for as long as I can remember. I get to as many games as I can each season, and I feel lucky to have seen them win three World Series Championships!
Interests: My husband and I love Disney World and visit quite frequently. We got engaged and married on their property. We are also muscle car enthusiasts and are in the process of restoring a 1970 Chevelle convertible, which was my husband’s very first car!
Chief Technology Officer
Where I'm From: I grew up on a farm in upstate New York, which is still in the family and is now producing maple syrup, honey, and goats.
Family: I have an incredible wife, Evie, and 3 wonderful kids - ages 17, 14, and 9. We have a fun and busy household. There is never a dull moment.
Hobbies: Music - I play trombone and tuba, dabble on keyboards, and sing a cappella and opera. I am regularly in a family opera with my kids. I have been cast as Chewbacca in a Star Wars opera, as a giant Dung Beetle, an overbearing stage mom, a drunken prince, a fat hippo….all typecasting. I'm also into robotics, solar cars, and anything related to being underwater (diving, personal submarines, etc). You could consider my book-writing habit a hobby, or instead call it an affliction.
What Inspires Me: Making a difference in the world. I love the Steve Jobs quote, "We're here to put a dent in the universe," and I am inspired by those who help others. I am proudest of the things I have helped build, which are regularly improving people's lives.
Favorite Sports Teams: Patriots and Bruins!
Best Advice: “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt.
Originally From: Rhode Island, the quirkiest little state in the union.
Favorite Sports Teams: I am an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan.
Favorite Food: Seafood. The fresher the better.
My Interests: I would rather spend a day at the beach than almost anywhere else. I also love to cook for family and friends.
Hobbies: Boating– I have a mahogany boat, hand-crafted by my grandfather in 1962. Hockey- Played both ice and roller hockey until I tore my rotator cuff last year. Cars- I live in Detroit, the “Motor City”.
Family Facts: My son just turned 23, bought his first house last year, and just got engaged this year. I have one older brother, three younger sisters, three nephews and three nieces.
Most Interesting Trip I’ve Been On: Corvette Caravans in 2003 and 2009; upcoming caravan in August 2014 expected to have ~10,000 Corvettes!
Random Fact: I live to code!
Interests: My favorite days are spending 7-8 hours walking the rocky beaches of Maine or northern MA. Hiking the Devastation Trail of the Hawaii Volcano National Park with one of my sons was one of my most interesting hikes.
Favorite Food: With a last name (thanks to my husband) of D’Ambrosio, I love all foods Italian. We discovered our favorite Italian restaurant in Beijing.
What Inspires Me: I’m inspired by the young students in the inner city school where I volunteer to teach who walk into class saying “I love school! I really, really love school!” Wow! My week is off to a great start with that!
Hobbies: Travelling, swimming, and biking.
Familiy facts: Married, no children yet.
Most Interesting Trip You’ve Been On: Thailand
Random Fact: Cross-Balaton Swim is one of Europe’s biggest and best-known sporting events. I accomplish the 5.2km (3.2 miles) each year. Come to Hungary in the summer and join!
Best Advice: There are no problems, only challenges.
Territory Sales Director
Hobbies and Interests: Coaching youth sports (basketball, baseball). I am a huge NY Giants football fan/season ticket holder, and have become a tailgating grill master.
Travel: I enjoy spending weekends at the Jersey Shore.
Family: I have been married 16 years, and have two children. My daughter is 13 and my son is 11.
Favorite Movie: Rocky, a love story where the underdog triumphs against all odds through hard work and a strong belief in themselves and their ability.
Favorite Movie Quote: “Here's looking at you, kid!”
What Inspires Me: I am inspired by those who do not give up. Those who are loyal to their team, aspire to win, and make life truly enjoyable by their openness and ability to get things done.
Family Facts: I asked my wife to get married the second time I met her. We have two sons. Our oldest is 17 years old, 6 ft. tall and 165 pounds. Our other son is 15 years old, 5 ft. 11 inches, and 185 pounds. On a lucky day I am 5 ft. 6 inches. My sons tower over me, and I love their hugs.
Random Fact: I proposed to my wife the second time I met her, and the third time, and the fourth time, until she said yes. I am a lucky man.
Best Advice: Time is the most precious thing in life. We can lose money and get it back, we can get sick and become healthy, but when we lose time it is gone forever.
Hobbies: I enjoy travel, movies, soccer, and swimming.
Favorite Movies: A Beautiful Mind and Shawshank Redemption.
Favorite Book: The Glass Castle.
Who Inspires Me: Buddha
Favorite Foods: MOMO (nepalese cuisine), sushi, and chicken.
Director of Business Development
Hobbies: Avid outdoorsman, enjoys alpine mountaineering and mountain biking, passionate about furthering the “Rule of Law” on anti-human trafficking awareness and advocacy earning him US Congressional Recognition for “Outstanding and Invaluable Service.”
Favorite place to visit: Inshore fishing in the Florida Keys.
Family: Father of three daughters, greatest accomplishment earning title of “Daddy”.
Director of Sales
Favorite Book: “To Kill A Mocking Bird”
Favorite Sports Team: The St. Louis Blues of the NHL
Did You Know: I am an expert alpine skier. I have climbed over 100 mountains, including Mt. Whitney which is the highest peak in the contiguous US. I am an avid cyclist, successfully competing in four 200km one day events.
Family Facts: I proposed to my wife Tina on the summit of Mt. Langley (14,023 feet) in the heart of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. We have been married for 17 years and have two amazing children. Ethan is 15 and is on the high school cross country team and track team. Kailey is 12. She wants to swim in the Olympics and she has a dog sitting business.
EMEA Technical Account Executive
Where I Am From: The UK, where according to my US friends and colleagues, we speak with ‘funny’ accents and say strange words like boot, pavement and bin.
Family: I am lucky enough to have an amazing wife who is incredibly loving and supportive. The same is true of my mother, father and little sister who always provide great guidance and advice whenever required.
Hobbies: I love all sports, both watching and playing, football (that’s soccer to the US), golf, running, squash, cricket and regularly attend the gym. I have been a season ticket holder at my favourite team - Manchester United for more years than I can remember. Of all the sports I participate in, skiing is by far my favourite.
Favourite Place: Without doubt, Berlin. I simply love the place, the culture, the lifestyle, the architecture and the history. Having spent 18 months living in East Germany, I took every single opportunity to visit the German capital.