Brad Brown, a Soligent Sales Analyst, is a wiz with spreadsheets. He has taken data to a new level here at Soligent, allowing us to examine our data in a multitude of ways that best support our business and customers.
Having been born in Houston, Texas then relocated to the redwood forests of Northern California, Brad discovered his love for the outdoors. He is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys fishing, hunting, and camping. When he’s around the house, he likes to read and work on projects in his shop, but above all else, spend quality time with his kids. He’s recently gotten more into Golf during the pandemic, so if you see him on the course don’t hesitate to say “hi”.
Switching careers from education to renewables was a dream for Brad. He wanted to do something that had a larger scope impact on the planet. Soligent is proud to have him as a team member and friend. To learn more about Brad, please read the Q&A portion below.
What is your name?
What department do you work in?
Order Fulfillment & Sales Ops
How long have you worked at Soligent?
What advice would you give to your teenage self?
The world is about to change with the adoption of the smartphone. Study computer science and invest in tech
What do you do to turn things around when you’re having a bad day?
Vent to my friends, family, or dog.
What’s one of your favorite memories from the past year?
Driving down to Monterey, CA on my birthday weekend and playing golf at Bayonet & Blackhorse and Poppy Hills.
What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?
I worked for a contractor while earning my degree and have an interest in architecture, engineering, and construction technology.
What’s something you saw recently that made you smile?
A photo of my parents in the 80’s
What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?
Growing up my dad used to say “patience is a virtue”, but it never stuck with me until I was older. This advice is especially valuable today when we all want instant gratification. Nowadays I find myself repeating this saying to myself or my children as a reminder to slow down and be more mindful and patient in the moment.
What’s your favorite way to unwind after a busy day?
A home-cooked meal and an adult beverage.
What three words would your friends use to describe you?
Hardworking, organized, and funny.
What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend?
I love to stay active and be outdoors so where you would find me depends on the season, but my favorite thing is going hiking or to the beach with my friends, family, or dog.
If you could only eat one item for every meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
If you could only have three apps on your smartphone, which would you pick?
What’s your favorite sport to watch and which team do you root for?
I played football for 4 years and love watching the sport at any level. In 1999 I was visiting my brother and sister-in-law in NOLA and I went to my first NFL game which was Buccaneers v. Saints at the Superdome. I have been a Bucs fan ever since. #Champs
What’s one hobby you’d love to get into?
What’s one song or artist that you’re embarrassed to admit you like?
I am a little embarrassed to admit that I like to listen to Electronic music while I work out. Daft Punk, ODESZA, Big Wild… what can I say the beats get me moving.
What’s the top destination on your must-visit list?
Regionally: Yosemite, Domestically: Kentucky, Internationally: Ireland