IT Hands partners with other web companies, marketing firms, ad agencies, etc. to help them in the web and mobile space. They have found that most of these companies have a difficult time predicting their month-to-month workload or have difficulty being able to scale. IT Hands offers an effective solution to both of these issues by providing resources on a project based or Full-Time Equivalent relationship.
IT Hand’s specialties are Web Development (CMS and Custom Web Apps) and Mobile App Development.
Gabe is an Engagement Architect (fancy term for a Sales/Marketing guy) for IT Hands. He is currently working on finding more partnerships with web companies in Atlanta and around the Southeast.
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1. What differentiates your company from others who do what you do?
We have a unique model in that our founders moved from the United States to India to start our company in 2001. They still live there for the purpose of being a bridge between our clients in the States and our team. This also provides a unique opportunity to invest in the lives of our team on the ground in India.
2. Why are you passionate about what you’re accomplishing through your business?
I love that my job is almost entirely based upon trust and relationship. I get to spend my days building relationships with owners of web companies and marketing firms. If I do that with sincerity and excellence, I know that I can have an extremely positive impact on my teammates at IT Hands by bringing in new business.
3. What’s the best business advice you’ve ever received?
“It’s not about knowing everything, the important thing is about knowing where to find the answer.” -My grandmother, “Granny”
Albeit, my grandmother, spent most of her professional career in the pre-Google era. I still think this is incredibly valuable advice.
The next piece of advice came from a recent message that my pastor Louie Giglio gave. He suggests asking these questions of yourself to bring the most to your work:
What more can I give?
What more can I learn?
How can I personally advance the organizational mission?
How can I shine?
Who can I help?
Where do I find my reward for my work?
4. Why do you choose to work from Roam?
Community; both with other members and Roam employees. I’m personally wired to be around people and this is also the best scenario for me professionally. My job is 100% “remote” and totally doable from home, yet I have a space I can come in each day where I can have an in-person interaction with the Roam team and other members who care about me professionally and personally.
5. What relationships have you made through Roam that are important to you, either personally or professionally?
It has been a pleasure to get to know the Roam teams at all locations. This has been such an important part of getting tied into the community. It didn’t take very long to form strong relationships with many members as well. It’s productive and encouraging for other members to know what my company offers and vice versa. It seems that no one is actively seeking partnership with other companies at Roam, but that happens naturally through members seeking to help each other.
6. Do you have any role models, favorite quotes, mottos or philosophies you live by and would share?
I’m a work in progress but a few of the philosophies that I try to live by:
Take a genuine interest in other people
Focus on doing the “little things” with excellence
Think constantly about how you can help others
7. Where’s the most interesting place you’ve ever visited for work or fun?
For work, India. This is one of the most unique and amazing places in the world. I’ve been blessed to travel there multiple times to be with my team and see the country. We’ve (my wife and I) visited the Taj Mahal, Rishikesh (Yoga Capital of the World), Mussoorie (foothills of the Himalaya’s where we could see the whitecaps), and Haridwar (where millions travel each year to take a dip in the Ganges River).
For fun: Pebble Beach, CA. As a golfer, this was a dream trip that I got to go on twice. I played in a tournament coinciding with the Champions Tour where we were paired with a Senior Tour player and two other amateurs. On my second trip, I got the opportunity to play Cypress Point in addition to Pebble Beach by way of a fairly famous actor whose last name is Eastwood. 🙂