January’s employee feature at Simplus is Kevin Durbin, a new team member part of our recently launched Digital Practice. Kevin is an impressive delivery director, and we wanted to get to know him a little more. Read on to learn more about this incredible Simplus team player!
What do you do at Simplus?
I am a delivery director in the Digital Practice and oversee solution strategy, creative services, digital marketing services (Salesforce Marketing Cloud), and storefront management (Salesforce Commerce Cloud).
What are some achievements of which you are most proud? Both professionally and personally.
Professional: One way or another I have been able to surround myself with people that are incredibly talented and that I truly enjoy working with.
Personal: I have two intelligent, beautiful, and funny daughters that amaze me every single day.
What are your hobbies?
I pretty much grew up in a garage working on cars with my dad. We never had anything super fancy but took pride in giving cars an extended or even new life. Something I continue to do today. I’ve also been involved with music from an early age and ultimately ended up playing guitar, though I think I spend more time buying and trading equipment than actually playing!
Why do you like working at Simplus?
The culture and the excitement that everyone has when coming to work is almost surreal and has instilled a new level of excitement for me. I feel the company and leadership are fully supportive of me and my team and will drive the Digital Practice to new heights!
Tell us a little bit about your professional background.
I consider myself a creative-technical-marketer. I started my career in graphic design, creating visual assets for email and web campaigns and quickly shifted to developing the front-end code for those same programs. As a conduit between business, creative, and technical minds, I grew into leadership roles responsible for teams and programs centered around digital marketing and creative services. Throughout this journey, I have experienced B2B and B2C sales/marketing programs, worked in-house and agency side, with local businesses and global conglomerates.
What do you feel are your greatest contributions that help make Simplus the best consulting firm.
Creating relationships and not being afraid to roll up my sleeves and get scrappy.
If you are playing Two Truths and a Lie, what answers stump people every time?
1) I’ve stayed in a prince’s house.
2) My children are named after cars.
3) I’ve never played two truths and a lie.