Branch Carr

Branch Carr

Manager, Front End Development and Services


Hobsons

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Had very little guidance and direction in high school and higher education.
Settled for a college major that I thought was what everyone expected.
Limited myself for careers early on by staying in my hometown.
Experienced some dirty jobs (like Mike Rowe) and managed some tough groups.
Pretended to be a salesperson.
Decided that computer technology and providing good service was an interesting path.
Found a great company with a worthwhile mission (Hobsons).

Education

High School
Bachelor
Economics, General
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Career

Manager, Front End Development and Services

I ensure client satisfaction by inspiring a team of front end developers to do the best job they can.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Technology
Education
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

I create and encourage communications mechanisms between myself and my team members and between my team members and other teams. I inspire team members to grow professionally, and help them find the right path and direction. I assist in providing great customer service by delivering high quality web design work and best practices to make our customers more successful using our products. Implementing and executing new processes and projects. Helping the team realize and achieve their goals.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

A decent background in Information Technology is useful. Psychology and understanding people is vital.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Learn to be a good listener and to be able to understand the needs of others. Be persistent and consistent.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Business Administration and Management, General
graduate
Graduate
Educational Psychology

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Family:

"You should go into banking. It's in your blood. You can't move to (name that city). I'm not living there."

Challenges I Overcame

Financial