March 19, 2019
What’s your position at MemberSuite?
I’m an IT Manager here at MemberSuite and I’m part of the IT Infrastructure/Engineering team
Where are you from?
I was born in Ankara, Turkey but moved to the United States when I was 2 weeks old. I grew up in Auburn, AL.
How did you get into IT?
I always had a knack for fixing computers and other electronics as a kid, so I naturally gravitated to that in college where I got a MIS degree from Auburn University. My first job out of school was as an IT Specialist at AuburnBank where I learned how to troubleshoot issues and how to work on projects needed at the bank. I also learned a lot about IT auditing in this position as I assisted with getting ready for multiple annual audits. That role prepared me to be one of the founding members of Aquesta Bank in North Carolina where I served as the IT Director for 8 years. I got the chance to setup all the IT infrastructure and policies for the bank, and even served as project manager on the building of the corporate headquarters.
What should we know about you?
I have two kids that keep me very busy in my spare time, but when I do grab a minute, I enjoy being outdoors (since I spend most of my time at work indoors). Also, I really enjoy cooking and travelling.
What is one of your hobbies?
I really enjoy fishing saltwater or freshwater and try and plan a big trip with all my buddies annually.
What is your favorite project you’ve worked on at MemberSuite?
There have been many in my five years at MemberSuite, but I would say any project where I get to work with new technology to make the product or our office more efficient.
What is the best part of working at MemberSuite?
The culture for sure and the flexibility.
Anything else you'd like to share?
My oldest daughter is an avid equestrian and we go to many horse shows around Georgia. In 2018 she finished 8th in the state for her age group in her 2nd year riding full-time.