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Meet the RocketBuilder: Tyler Poling

By December 28, 2016 May 3rd, 2021 No Comments

For our most recent installment of our “Meet the RocketBuilder” series, we bring you Tyler Poling, Senior Director of Technical Solutions. Tyler is a tech-focused strategist with many years of experience in technology leadership at agencies and corporations. He has a background in marketing, project management, technical direction, creative direction, cross-department communication, and client support. He plies his talents for RocketBuild’s clients by assisting with product strategy, user experience guidance, and development team leadership.

RocketBuild Tyler PolingQ & A with Tyler Poling

Q: What is your role at RocketBuild, and what does it entail?
A: Senior Director of Technical Solutions. I help to manage our software development and project management teams as well as act as a product manager for a number of our application based projects.

Q: What three words might people use to describe you?
A: Empathetic, friendly, hard-working

Q: What got you into your career?
A: I started out in logistics, then turned to marketing which led to product management. During that time, I taught myself some basics of development and worked my way into the field through an agency job.

Q: Describe your educational experience?
A: I attended college at Grand Valley State University in Allendale (Grand Rapids), MI where I received a BA in Marketing with an emphasis on Logistics.

Q: Describe your professional experience?
A: I started out in logistics and realized it was not my passion. I moved on to utilize my degree in marketing which then lead me to development. I have held different roles as a Product Manager, Technical Architect, and Development Manager.

Q: What is your current favorite coding language or framework?
A: Since I no longer have to actually write any or actually touch code… I will leave this answer to actual developers who know what they are doing.

Q: What’s your favorite type of project or client to work with?
A: Projects where we can launch what we have been working on and see an immediate impact from the user base or community. Working hard on something and getting a quick return is always rewarding.

Q: What are you super passionate about?
A: I enjoy seeing a product go from an idea to a functioning piece of software that can provide value/make a difference for users and clients.

Q: What do you do for fun?
A: I like to homebrew, watch baseball, play with my kiddos/family, cook, binge watch tv shows.

Q: If you had to stay up all night for a hackathon, what drinks and snacks would you need to keep you going?
A: Coffee and more coffee

Q: Favorite local lunch spot?
A: Turchetti’s

Q: Favorite band or artist?
A: Ugggh, that is the hardest question, haha

Q: Favorite place you’ve ever visited?
A: Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, Colorado

Q: A fun fact about yourself?
A: I toured with a band for a few summers and acted as a merch guy/tour manager. Managing teams has apparently been a long-term thing with me.

Q: A random fun fact?
A: Cap’n Crunch’s full name is Horatio Magellan Crunch.

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