Every month, BFM recognizes an all-star team member as its “BFMer of the Month.” We’re excited to recognize our , System Administrator, Charish Patel as our July recipient!
We sat down with Charish to discuss his journey in the Digital Marketing industry, as well as his role here at Blue Fountain Media. Check out of the full interview, below!
What has been your proudest moment at Blue Fountain Media?
- Honestly, there is no one proudest moment; it’s more of a culmination of knowing that from an IT infrastructure standpoint, I’ve managed to quite literally tear BFM down and rebuild it from the ground up.
If you could switch jobs with another BFMer, what role would you choose?
- I wouldn’t change roles with anyone else – I enjoy what I do way too much for that!
What drew you to Blue Fountain Media originally? And how has Blue Fountain Media changed since?
- When I came in to interview here a BFM, the first thing that caught my attention was the culture, i.e., how much of a “work smart, play hard” attitude there was and still is. As for how BFM’s changed in the 4 years I’ve been here… people coming and going, changes in management, departments shifting – I could go on. But at the end of the day, the one constant is that everyone needs technology to work (and because of that, I’ll be a ghost haunting BFM!).
What’s the best piece of professional advice you’ve ever received?
- From my old boss at Ziff Davis: “The trick isn’t knowing everything – it’s how to know everything.” Which was his fancy way of saying be able to know where to potentially find and, more importantly, understand the solution (sometimes also known as, Google it plus [technical] reading comprehension).
How do you describe what you do for a living to family and friends?
- Assuming if memes are allowed…
What’s your favorite catch phrase or quote?
- When things are going right: Either “Huzzah!” or “Excellent Smithers…”
When things are on fire: “FML.”
What’s your most interesting/embarrassing office story?
- Well, there was that one time when the electrical wiring in the ladies’ restroom managed to knock out the servers for a day and sent everyone home…