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Brady Walcott

Brady Walcott

Executive Vice President

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What technological innovation in the last few years are you the most excited about?

The convergence of technology with consumer products to provide real time data and access is interesting to me.

On the simplest level, the gadget geek in me loves the fact that I can control my home thermostat, alarm system and record shows from my mobile device when I'm away from the house.

On a business level, the growth and investment of technology development in healthcare is moving as such a rapid pace that it makes for a very exciting time to be in this industry.

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How many languages do you speak?

English and a little broken Spanish when I need help with the basics in Mexico.

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What was the last good book you read?

I hate to admit it, but I don't do much reading outside of business books and documents. However, I did recently re-read "The Happiness Advantage," by Shawn Achor. I appreciate his perspective on the principles of happiness that transcend our professional and personal lives alike.

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What was your first paying job?

I worked as a night janitor cleaning an office building with a good friend of mine during high school. We used to sit at the CEO's desk and act like we were running the company. That was one of those jobs where a buddy of mine started and I joined. It was pretty easy. We'd finish sports practice, then work for a few hours and head home.

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What was your favorite college course?

I really enjoyed Organizational Behavior in grad school. It's all about the dynamics of how people interact with one another and the impact on an organization. It's a subject I've always found to be fascinating. It really applies to any business. I've worked for large and small organizations. Your biggest asset is your talent, so it's really about understanding how people interact. I've always had a skill for quickly assessing personalities and it was interesting to apply that information into how to build a successful team.

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If you could have lunch with any person, living or dead (other than a relative) who would it be?

From a spiritual perspective: Jesus

From a world impact perspective: Neal Armstrong

From the all important sports world: Roger Staubach

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How did you get started in this industry?

It was really kind of a fluke. At the time, I was working for AstraZeneca and had been introduced to some marketing agencies. One of which was a leader in the digital marketing space. It just so happened that one of the Co-Founders was also an alum of the business school I attended. After a few conversations, one thing led to another and I found myself at the agency.

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What chore do you absolutely hate doing?

Laundry! Thankfully my wife is kind enough to take care of that chore for our family. I enjoy doing outdoor work. If I've had a long day, coming home and just digging a hole to plant something is very relaxing. I've had a lot of jobs over the years where I worked with my hands, so I just enjoy it.

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What is your favorite drink?

Kind of a boring answer, but I rarely drink anything other than water. However, my biggest vice is chocolate and so a chocolate shake is my favorite choice when I venture out.

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Why were you given your name?

One of my Father's college classmates was named Brady and he liked the name.

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Do you have any hidden talents?

I'm kind of a DIYer. When time permits, I like tackling a variety of projects around the house. In particular, I enjoy doing landscaping design. After a stressful week it's how I decompress.

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If you could live during any time period, which would it be?

I've always been fascinated with the architectural growth of cities in the U.S. and think it would have been interesting to see all the advancements taking place in the early 1900's. Having spent time in major cities, what's amazing to me is that they were able to do so much with limited technology. We now have the means to do these things, but back then they didn't really have the infrastructure. Also, the people who lived back then who took nothing and created these large companies, having an entrepreneurial spirit myself, are fascinating.

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Are you a morning person or a night owl?

Definitely a night owl.