The language and requirements that go into building complex online experiences is often baffling to the uninitiated. So when Worktank presents website builds, specs, and the broader features of a tool to a client, who do we make sure is always in the room? Our Director of Delivery Technology, Brian Snyder.
“Brian’s consistently brought a clear-eyed and focused approach to any technical challenge Worktank has faced,” says CEO Leslie Rugaber. “It’s rare to have someone in his role who can simultaneously see the big, 20,000-foot view, as well as dive into the nuts and bolts of a situation. And his ability to present complex issues to clients in a diplomatic and thoughtful way has been essential to our success.”
Brian has been the calm architect of Worktank’s technical solutions for the last eight years. Starting in 2003 as our IT Manager, he wowed colleagues and clients alike with his ability to put the most complicated of technical conversations into laymen’s terms to not only make them understandable, but to actually get clients excited about it. As his career at Worktank continued, he quickly moved his way into his current position and has been responsible for the direction and strategy of our technical offerings and approaches for the last six years.
Prior to Worktank, Brian joined Microsoft on the great milestone of his 18th birthday. Immersed in the world of Digital Video Services, this self-taught genius was awarded two US patents for the development of the Microsoft Interactive Training Tool (MITT) before he was 25 years old. Following his six year career at Microsoft, he had a small stint at an advertising agency before he was recruited to move his technical experience to Worktank. Ironically, the first thing he did at his new office was wipe our former-CEO’s laptop clean – obviously not on purpose!
Outside of Worktank, Brian hikes the Pacific Northwest, embraces snow camping with a joy that puzzles us all, plays Frisbee golf, and loves his Warcraft. And don’t forget him playing Old Man Snyder working in the yard.
With all of that being said, we are happy to announce that today is Brian’s eight-year anniversary at Worktank! Happy anniversary, Brian, and thank you for the wonders you work here!
-The Worktank Team
As a project manager, Jillian works to keep all internal projects moving forward on schedule and on budget. Beyond her love for everything advertising and digital marketing, she is on the communications board of Ad 2 Seattle and a member of NWIAG.