18 Questions with Ryan McCormack | Meet the Senior Management Team

Meet The Team

18 Years of SOLID means 18 questions with each of the SOLID Senior Management team who, along with your support, keep the wheels of our successful business moving ahead.

Designed to be insightful and fun (what our brand is really all about) – this series is really a ‘the-people-behind-the-business’ type of thing. Please join me in getting to know our Senior Management Team a little more.

Next up we have: Ryan McCormack

Ryan is a newly appointed Dev Manager and all-around great guy. When he’s not leading his team or out in nature crushing a hike, you’ll find him exploring the globe or lending a helping hand. Ryan’s the kind of person who strikes the perfect balance between being a thoughtful listener and a lively conversationalist. With his supportive nature and passion for helping others succeed, he is such a huge gem in our team.

His 18 questions went a little like this:

Question 1: What’s your favourite time of day?

Early morning when the world is quiet, enjoying a run or cup of coffee

Question 2: What’s the biggest learning experience you’ve had?

Before working at SOLID I was involved in a community group running summer camps for kids. These experiences taught me a lot about self awareness, effective leadership, communication and trust that I have carried with me into my professional career

Question 3: What’s one vice you wish you could give up?

Sugar

Question 4: What’s a cause that is important to you?

Wildlife conservation, protecting our environment from further harm and just trying to build a world that’s more equitable and safe for all.

Question 5: What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?

I always really appreciate compliments on my cooking

Question 6: When are you the most inspired?

Outside of work, when I’m out in the mountains after a grueling climb to the top of a peak. At work, when the coffee is loaded and I’m helping people solve problems

Question 7: Sweet or savoury?

Yes

Question 8: What song can you listen to on repeat?

Vampire Weekend – Hannah Hunt

Question 9: What are the three things you can’t live without?

Loved ones, nature, chocolate

Question 10: What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve done in your life?

4 months travelling while working with my partner

Question 11: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received?

Leaning on Tim Michin’s speech “9 life lessons”, you don’t need a dream; rather live life with passionate dedication to the pursuit of short term goals.

Question 12: What’s something you notice about someone when you first meet them?

Anything and everything but name…

Question 13: What’s your favourite board game?

Scythe, Wingspan, Ultimate Werewolf at the moment

Question 14: What’s one city you’ve always dreamed of traveling to?

Not a city, but Patagonia in South America

Question 15: What’s the one talent you wish you had?

I really wish I could whistle, been trying for years and just can’t do it. And more seriously, playing guitar

Question 16: What’s your favourite fast food order?

Nandos

Question 17: Do you like surprises?

Yeah, love them.

Question 18: What did you want to do with your life at age 12?

Work in renewable energy

And that’s a wrap!

We hope you enjoyed this ’18 Questions’, know a little more about Ryan and are looking forward to getting to know our Senior Management Team with this series.