July Employee Spotlight: Iain Rogers
Name: Iain Rogers
Title: Founder and Management Consultant
Hometown: Born in Ashford UK, grew up near Toronto
What did you study?: Science and Business, Bachelor of Science and an MBA from Cornell and Queens.
If you could travel to one city where would you go and why?: Kathmandu, because it would be cool to go hiking in the Himalayas, and I have heard that it’s really cool.
What did you want to be when you were a child?: A child.
What activity do you like to do in your spare time?: What spare time?
What book are you reading/ show are you watching right now?: See above!
Who is your inspiration?: My mother, because she raised us well while also being an executive at a tech company and she always seems to know what to do about any given situation.
What is your favourite thing to do in Vancouver?: Bike riding with my kids.
If you could have coffee with one person, alive or dead, who would it be and why?: Leonardo DaVinci, he seemed like he was so far ahead of his time and came up with so many ideas and had great ways of thinking. Though it may be hard to understand ancient italic, need to brush up on Duolingo. Him or the little goat herder who discovered so I could tell him “do you know what you’ve done?!”
What subject was your favourite subject in school?: Physics is a prominent one, because it was a different way of measuring and exploring the world, and our teacher was great at encouraging us to do our own inventions and experiments.
Can you explain quickly what your job is all about?: No…
What do you love about your job?: I get to work with very inspiring founders and people that have big ideas, and I get to help them make those visions come true, and give them expertise in the areas they need
What tip could you give to small business owners to reach success?: There are so many… I think the one thing is to stay focused and get help! A lot of business owners feel like they are pulled in many directions and they don’t know what to spend their time and attention on. So the best thing to do is to really stay focused on what you are best at and on the growth and product market fit, and get help from experts in all of the other areas.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?: Rock and roll cello.
Guilty pleasure?: Chocolate.
Secret talent that no-one knows about?: White water kayaking.
what do you like the most about Entreflow?: I like the team, we have a fun culture! We do a lot of work and get a lot of stuff done but have a good time doing it.
A penguin walks through that door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?: He’s here for his video shoot so he can be the next video sensation. He says; “Do you have any smaller hats?”