This is the next interview in a new series in which we ask our unique and diverse Datasource Consulting staff to share a bit about themselves, both professionally and personally. We're amazed and inspired at their talents, hobbies, and aspirations, and we hope you are, too!
Name: Jason Gurney
Title: Director, Channel Sales
Years with Datasource: 7 months
Total Years Industry Experience: 20+
Current Home City: Raleigh, NC
Tell us about your experience with Datasource Consulting (DSC), including types of projects and positions held:
I’m still relatively new to DSC, and it’s been a fun and interesting ride thus far, with dual roles as Director of Channel Sales and Regional Sales Director. My primary focus has been driving new opportunities through EXL, while also supporting, nurturing, and growing the EXL relationship. I’m also responsible for covering the Southeast from a direct sales perspective, coupled with opportunities in the UK. This also included traveling to Panama City, Panama with Jerry Perez my first week at DSC to pursue an opportunity.
Describe life at Datasource with three unique words.
Unrelenting, ever-changing, stimulating
Tell us what you like most about working at DSC.
I would say in the brief time I’ve been at DSC, the thing I like most is the people and everyone’s commitment to doing great work.
What are your hobbies outside of work?
Most any outdoor activity. I play a fair amount of golf; I grew up playing golf, played competitively in high school and college, and still spend a lot of time on the course. I also enjoy being on or in the water - kayaking, paddleboarding, skiing, boating, etc.
What is your hidden talent?
Still working on that!
Do you have any phobias?
I can’t stand snakes and I’m really not a big fan of clowns.
Tell us why you fell in love with data.
It’s difficult to master (like golf), it’s everywhere, and it will continue to become more and more valuable. It’s the gift that keeps on giving! You never really have it figured out. It’s ever changing, and really drives so much in our world today.