Rick Globalme Project Manager
I’m Rick, and I’m a Project Manager at Globalme. I’m one of the rare Vancouverites to have graced the Globalme team’s presence, and a proud one at that! It’s one of my favorite places in the world – I mean, come on – I think we can all agree it’s an amazing place. I’ve been fortunate enough to have traveled around the world to a lot of wonderful places, but in my eyes, Vancouver beats them all. It’s a geographical micro world in which we have access to the ocean, the mountains, the forest, and the city. Drive for an hour in one direction and you’ll be on top of a ski slope; drive in another direction and you’ll be on the beach! Plus, Vancouver has a killer arts and culture scene. It may not be as big as Montreal, but it’s certainly just as spectacular. We have the Vancouver Opera, Theatre Under the Stars, and a handful of smaller, more intimate spaces filled with comfy couches to sit and enjoy indie artists.
After graduating from UBC Psychology, I joined a tech company and made my way up the ranks from customer service rep to project manager – little did I know, most of the skills I would learn would be directly applicable to my role at Globalme! A couple of months into my Globalme adventure, I can most definitely say that I love it here. My friends outside of work noticed that I had started talking to them a lot about the work that I do – but pointed out that the way I describe my work is different from most people, I think because they can hear the genuine passion and interest in my voice. The culture is the best part about Globalme. The people here are not only capable and intelligent, but they have that extra ‘oomph’ from their passion and from thoroughly enjoying what they do. When our client asks for something, and someone on the team (it doesn’t matter who) sees an opportunity to add extra value – they do. That’s what gives us our edge. No one is waiting for management to come up with ideas – and no one here is being smothered by that nine-to-fiver attitude.
I don’t know about you, but I’m a huge Community fan, and I think one quote perfectly explains what I’m trying to say. It’s from Jeff’s speech in Episode 1, Season 1. He says, “Abed’s a shaman. You ask him to pass the salt, he gives you a bowl of soup. Because you know what, soup is better. Abed is better”. Globalme gives you soup!
Here are 2 truths and 1 lie about me – take a guess at what is what, and tweet it at us at @Globalmedotnet!
- I was the President of UBC’s board game society
- I play the ukulele
- I love surfing
Until next time!