Meet… systems analyst Matthew

We believe that to help you, we need to get to know you – and vice versa. So here’s your chance to learn a little more about the people who make up the Paraplanning Hub team.

 

Matthew has been with us since 2018 and he’s our technical whiz kid. His main role is to help manage the team’s systems and computers to allow them to work in the most efficient way possible, free of any disruptive tech issues.

 

He loves finding or learning about new software that could help the business grow or become more efficient, along with developing ideas to create in-house software.

 

We asked him some of our most probing questions to see what makes him tick…

 

When you’re not at work, we can find you… At the gym or the pub.

 

Most important lesson you’ve learned in your working life: Never underestimate the need for my skillset; what I might think is a fairly easy task could take someone a full day to figure out.

 

What was your first job? Customer service representative at Dominos.

 

What was your strangest job? Working at Dominos meant I dealt with some pretty strange customers and requests.

 

Where is your favourite place to visit? Amsterdam.

 

Do you have any hobbies? I like going to the gym and trying new restaurants.

 

If you were an animal what would you be? I’d love the life of a koala.

 

If you were an ice cream flavour what would you be? Salted caramel.

 

Do you speak any languages? Not anymore, although I used to be able to speak basic Mandarin and Spanish.

 

What is your biggest pet peeve? Slow drivers and walkers.

 

If you could be anyone for the day who would you be? Tesla entrepreneur Elon Musk

 

What is your proudest moment? Leaving Dominos to go to university to study computing.

 

What is your guilty pleasure? It’s got to be gin.

 

Describe yourself in three words: Outgoing, funny, dedicated

 

What did you want to be when you grew up?  I wanted to be an architect until I realised I had no artistic talent. It wasn’t until I was 15 that I found my interest in computers.

 

What makes you happy? Going out with mates or the feeling after going to the gym.

 

What do you do to relax? Watch TV from the comfort of my bed.

 

And finally, what’s your most controversial opinion? Tomato sauce is absolutely disgusting.