Dave Krigger, Chief Data Officer - Employee Spotlight
Why did you join PAAS?
I was here on day one because I wanted to build something great! It wasn’t easy, but we first started to connect with our network, write content, build the first website, build out LinkedIn profiles, and all those little things that grow to be great over time. Looking back, it was a great decision, and it is fun to watch our growing team build their careers, grow the business, and create value for our incredible clients.
What is your favorite part about working at PAAS?
I enjoy when our clients get excited about the savings that we produce for them. It is a real sense of accomplishment when we succeed as an extension of their team. I enjoy our internal team and the range of expertise that has come together to create value. Mostly, I enjoy the talented young people that continue to join our ranks. They make me feel young again!
What do you think makes our team culture unique?
We all have different skill sets, so we all learn from each other. We have men and women from age 23 though 78! We create a culture of knowledge transfer from old to young, and young to old. The younger team members energetically grow their skills and careers so years from now, when the next opportunity comes along, they will have executive-level experience. We win together!
What is your proudest moment at PAAS so far?
Early in 2020, we started to build out the first version of PAAS360. We brought on talented developers to build out the original idea as well as the Invari platform. Watching these platforms become valuable tools for our clients and internal team has been awesome. I am so proud of the platform concepts and the team members who built and continue to improve PAAS360, RUBIX, and Invari.
What values are the most important to you in the workplace?
Providing continuous value to clients and maintaining a dynamic growth-oriented career path for employees/owners.
What advice would you have for people that are just starting up in their careers?
Don’t settle. Follow your dreams. Merrill Hoge, a Pittsburgh Steeler player in the early 90’s wrote Find a Way. My favorite line from that book is “The pain of regret is far worse than the pain of resilience.” Don’t look back in 20 years and regret that you didn’t follow your dreams. That is much harder than doing the actions every day that get you closer to the life you want.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Evil Burpees!! OK, that goes back to when I was losing my mind working at home during the early months of Covid. I was making videos of workouts and tying them to business value. Yeah, it was stupid but like I said, I was losing my mind. Actually, I like to work out, run tough mudders with my daughter (she beats me), and play disc golf.