InMotion Hosting wants to see all of its employees grow and succeed in their careers! We are using our Career Path spotlight to showcase some of the amazing leaders within our company by letting them tell their story about how they got their start with IMH. This month we are featuring our Senior Manager Trey who is over our systems team. He currently has an open position within his department for a Systems Engineering Manager. If you would like to apply to this position, please click here. We hope you enjoy!
Hometown: Virginia Beach! I moved away during college and then moved to New York City from 1999 through 2009.
Position: Manager – Senior Manager, Systems
Been with InMotion Hosting since: March 2010
What is your current role at InMotion Hosting? What do you like most about it?
Right now I am the Senior Manager for Systems, which means I oversee a couple of amazing departments: Systems Administration, which monitors all of the servers in our fleet and makes sure customers are getting the performance we are known for; Managed Hosting, which provides higher end paid support for customers who want a System Administrator’s advice when their needs are complex; Website Transfer, where customers want to leave their current host, and need some assistance in doing so in the most painless way possible; lastly, the Engineering group, where we look to the future for what we can and should do – the R&D group.
Separately I also serve as the product manager for our VPS/Cloud product line.
What do I like about my job? So many things. The first is that my teams are great. I have spent a number of years building out the people I wanted to work with, and now I get to work with some of the most committed and creative people in our field.
What position did you start in with IMH? Tell us about your career growth since then.
Before I came to InMotion I lived in New York. Originally I moved there for another career, though I had always done IT on the side when I was in college. After being there about a decade, as the economy went through a downturn I decided to leave the city. I interviewed for a T1 Support role, and then moved to Systems pretty quickly. From there I moved up the ladder. I liked InMotion because they were still sort of a startup (meaning there was room for growth and were a scrappy bunch of people). It worked out. We grew as a company, and gradually I got to deal with more interesting people and projects…and here we are 8 years later.
Coolest gadget you own, want to own or have read about?
I was always pretty skeptical of the Siris, Cortanas, Google Assistants, and Alexas in the world, but now some of them have improved. Alexa seems to have gotten some basic useful skills together where it doesn’t feel like you are trying to have a conversation with a two year old, and their home applications are fairly neat.
If you’d like to join our talented team, please visit our Job Openings page to apply!