For the second installment of our Meet the Team blog posts, we wanted to give you the opportunity to get to know our CEO, Alex Paine, who co-founded WebSight Design in 1995 with his childhood friend, Joe Conte.
These days, during the few moments when he's not working, Alex can be found at home with his wife Marisa and new baby Maya or, if possible, out on skiing or fly fishing adventures.
Q: What is the best part about working at WSD?
A: Interacting with a group of extremely bright colleagues.
Q: What is your most challenging daily task?
A: Remaining calm, patient, and rational while clients do the inverse.
Q: What is your favorite daily task?
A: Looking at the accounts receivable report.
Q: What do you consider the best possible working environment?
A: 35,000 feet, first-class seat, wireless access, and no phone!
Q: If WSD hadn't been started, what other kind of work would you be doing?
A: Fly fishing guide in the summer, ski patrol in the winter.
Q: What is your greatest accomplishment outside of work?
A: Convincing my wife, Marisa Rodriguez, that she should marry me.
Q: Mac or PC?
A: Mac all the way!!!
Q: What is your biggest pet peeve?
A: Getting my colleagues to enter their hours accurately and in a timely manner.
Q: What website do you visit most often?
A: It's a tie between our intranet and Basecamp.
Q: Do you have a favorite quotation?
A: "Energy and persistence conquer all things." -Benjamin Franklin