ITA Spotlight: Sean Rawley, Product Design Manager, Devbridge
Monday, May 11, 2020
Posted by: Abbey Kwiat
Devbridge builds custom enterprise applications that deliver measurable results for Global 2000 organizations and their customers across all industries. Our cross-functional teams use deep expertise across product, design, and engineering to solve some of the most complex business challenges with elegant software. We take ownership of results and ship mission-critical, user-centric software 4x faster than the industry average.
Chicagoan by birth or relocation?
Born and raised in Joliet, Illinois. Always wanted to move to Chicago, moved here shortly after college. Love that Chicago is a city of neighborhoods.
What’s the best advice that you’ve ever received?
It's an important and popular fact that things are not always what they seem.
How did you come to work with Devbridge?
I was fortunate enough to work with Laura Graves (Managing Director, Devbridge) for nearly five years in a past life. A little while after settling in at Devbridge, she told me how much she loved working here and that she thought I would fit in pretty well too. I had the opportunity to meet a handful of Devbridgers and was impressed by everyone I talked to. I was happy to be given the opportunity to join the team and contribute to Devbridge’s impact in Chicago Tech.
Dead or alive, if you could have a dinner party with three famous and influential figures, who would they be and why?
Julia Child, Paula Scher, and Venerable Bede. Julia because of her humanity, humility, and an contagious passion for life. Paula for her shrewdness and sense of humor despite adversity, and Venerable Bede because would it be wild having a conversation with someone methodical and observational who was alive fourteen centuries ago.
What do you think are the top issues facing the Illinois tech community?
Diversity and inclusion in hiring, and reaching out to underserved communities that are not afforded much exposure to the tech scene throughout Chicago. The City of Chicago and the Illinois Technology and Research Corridor are poised to make a significant impact in the lives of many young children and budding technologists. I am pleased to see the outreach that ITA and other organizations are making and am looking forward to seeing these initiatives grow in the future.