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My name is Kris and I work for Mozy

Welcome back to another edition of our “My name is…” series. This blog series is dedicated to introducing you to some of our in-house talent, the talent that keeps Mozy running. There is no question that we are very fortunate to be able to work with intelligent, compassionate people from around the globe.

This month we’d like to introduce you to Kris Meulemans, one of our EMEA senior Cloud Systems engineers. Kris spends his time helping customers, sales teams, and many others to spread the Mozy love. Kris has been instrumental in helping our EMEA customers familiarize themselves with the awesomeness that is Mozy. I know that Kris has helped me with many requests over the months and has always been extremely accommodating.

My name is Kris and I work for Mozy

I define my workspace as…
Whatever bit of space I can put my laptop down on, although I do love my double-screen set up.

A device I can’t live without…
My mp3 player, although a snazzy laptop that boots in no time is a close second.

When I arrive at work, I typically start off by…
Saying hi to my colleagues, discussing any hot issues over a coffee, and getting started into my email.

My work routine is…
Never the same and always as efficient as possible due to the many hats I wear during any given day. Prioritize, run emails through the do-delegate-delete routine and have regular coffees to keep up with “the pulse.” That’s if I’m not travelling somewhere.

I do/do not listen to music at work and it helps me work better because…
I definitely do, and my headset is on most of the time. In a nearly open-office space with people on the phone all around me, it’s the only way to get and stay in “the zone.”

The best advice I can give a recent college graduate looking to do what I do is…
Learn as much as possible in any way possible. Your degree is an entry key; the rest comes down to constantly adapting and continuously improving what you do. If you see problems, fix them.

Outside of work, I am passionate about…
My family and friends, saltimbocca, and music. There are many stories attached to the second; suffice to say that any Italian restaurant can be judged by it. (Author’s note: I agree with Kris about saltimbocca, which is definitely at the top of my list of Italian favorites. Oh, the deliciousness that is Italian fare.)

My eating habits are…
Quality first, eating with friends as much as possible, and always ending with a good coffee.

If I could be someone for a day, I would be…
A drummer on tour with a world-famous band.

The “secret sauce” that makes me who I am…
The exactly measured recipe that combines techie consultancy, project management, general fixing of things, listening, coaching, strategic thinking, and a special secret selection of spices. (Author’s note: Well said, Kris!)