Do you know which Bennett/Porter Consultant wanted to be a teacher when they grew up? Can you guess who would sing what song when dominating on Karaoke night?
When you work with Bennett/Porter & Associates, you know you are working with the same team of technicians and consultants every time. In many cases, the consultant you talk with for support is one of the consultants who helped implement your software or hardware in the first place, maybe 10 or 15 or even 20 years ago.
Our team of consultants knows you and your company - In our ‘Meet the Posse’ series, you’ll learn a little more about our team members and put faces to names. Read on for a chance to get to know us.
- Name: James Engberg, Ph.D.
- Title: ERP Technical Services Manager
- Team: ERP Consulting
- Specialties: Project Management; Customer Service
- Time with B/P: 3.3 Years
- A typical day in the life at Bennett/Porter: Each morning, I review my calendar so that I can feel a great glimmer of hope before opening my email and realizing that very little of what I planned is going to happen. Then I enjoy engaging with whatever challenges the day brings.
- How did you get your start in this line of work? I grew up in Silicon Valley in the 1980s, and I had parents who were both involved in the computer industry in the early days of Apple, Microsoft, and Hewlett-Packard. So technology has always been familiar to me. I studied Theatre Arts and English Literature in college, both of which emphasized human relationships. When I needed a job after college, helping people be comfortable with and experience the value of technology in their lives seemed like a logical – if accidental – step.
- How much caffeine do you consume in a day? None, if I’m disciplined. Though sometimes I throw some high-octane coffee in the tank for a burst of energy. I usually regret it (but my coworkers are pretty entertained).
- What hobbies do you enjoy outside of the office? I enjoy running, writing, cooking, watching baseball (is that a hobby?), and, lately, trying to figure out the rules to rugby.
- If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Permanently: New Zealand. Temporarily: Poland.
- If you were a superhero, what would your super power be? I would be able to hear what anyone else is listening to in their headphones from 300 feet off.
- If you were to create a piece of art, what would your subject and medium be? I’d use clay to build a three-sided 10’x10’ room and live in it, carving passages from the writings of Antonin Artaud into the walls 24/7 in alternation with a colleague for eight days straight.