Frank Woods – Employee Spotlight
Name: Frank Woods
Title: Business Development Manager
Years at FieldConnect: 1 year
What is your role, in a nutshell? I work with existing FieldConnect customers to make sure that the solution is working well for them. I also talk to them about additional capabilities that they may not have purchased with their original system. But one of the most important conversations is about the benefits of moving their FieldConnect instance to the Cloud. We’re finally at an inflection point where businesses are not as wary of moving their data outside of their four walls.
What is your current priority? My current focus is helping our current customers determine if the Cloud is the way to go for their FieldConnect solution. I’m happy to share the many benefits that can be realized when the burden of hosting and maintaining the software is shifted to us. It can make so much economic sense that it’s generally a conversation that people are interested in having. Who doesn’t like saving money?
What his boss says. “Frank is a fast learner who brings a ton of energy to his role. He has a strong grasp of the benefits that he can help bring to his customers and he engages people in an honest and genuine manner. Our office environment benefits from his sense of humor, as well as his work ethic,” says Keegan Conrey, VP of Sales and Marketing.
What does a typical weekend look like for you? I have a young family. My son is 4 years old and my daughter is only 6 months old. These are both ages that require a lot of attention, just different types. We like to get outside, since we’re in sunny SoCal, so you’ll often find us at our local park, which includes running after my son until I’m about ready to drop. I’m getting my son into tennis, since it’s a sport you can play
a lot out here. After watching a few of his lessons, I bought a racquet, too. I figure I’d better get cracking on my own tennis game so I can keep up!
Something about you that no one would guess: I like Cleveland. Well, sort of. I am originally from Columbus, Ohio and places like Columbus and Cleveland have experienced positive transformations over the last couple of decades. One funny fact is that I was a lifeguard at a local pool for four years and never once had to go in the water. How’s that for a safety record? An accomplishment that I’m pretty proud of is winning a national championship at the Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament. I hit the game-winning free throw. My knees are still knocking!