Thursday, December 22, 2011
BuildingLink Spotlight: Andrew Kaplan
A native-new Yorker, Andrew works in the Support department, serving as Operations Quality Manager. In addition to providing customer support and training new staff, he also plays a crucial role in BuildingLink set-up and implementation for our new customers. Background Q: Where are you from and why did you come to NY? A: I spent a lot of time in Westchester, but now I live in Queens. I came to NY because, well… I was sort of born here! Q: What was your most interesting job? A: Working for World Wrestling Entertainment in the marketing department. When I wasn't taking phone calls from fans, I was facilitating meet-and-greets between kids and wrestlers (usually organized through the Make-A-Wish foundation). I was also security one night for a female performer during a non-televised event, at which time a married professional wrestler tried hitting on her and threatened to kill me if I didn't walk away. But I stayed… and fortunately lived to tell the tale. Q: Just for the record, how tall are you? A: To the unnamed wrestler (he still works there, so I’ve got to keep a lid on his identity), I probably looked about 5’0.” But I’m a wee bit taller than that. ;-) Q: Kudos! So how long have you been at BuildingLink? A: Three years, give or take. Q: Most people here have a creative side. Do you? What is it? A: I used to be a cartoonist. My last project was a one-panel ongoing comic strip, mostly making fun of pop culture. One of the most popular was a picture of Spiderman sitting by his computer reading a book entitled “Advanced Web Design.” (*crickets*) …I guess you just had to be there. Favorites TV show: Burn Notice Color: Blue Movie: Fight Club Fun/Silly Q: If you were an animal, what would you be and why? A: I'd be a snake because my bite is worse than my bark. Q: If you had to write an autobiography, what would you title it? A: I'm a Snake. My Bite is Worse than my Bark. Q: What's your horoscope sign? Attributes include earthy and stubborn. I’ll let you figure it out from there. Q: So Taurus? A: Shhhh... Grand Finale Q: Why BuildingLink? What is your favorite thing about working here? A: It's very interesting working for a company that actually moves forward and doesn't remain stagnant. More importantly, I like working here because the people genuinely care, are a lot of fun, and even pretend to laugh at my jokes... Q: Haha. A: See, just like that!