Raven hires three more Ones

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Raven hires three more Ones

Raven has been on a bit of a hiring spree, with several new employees in six months. This time, we’ve hired two developers and one creative director, bringing our total number of Ravens to 23.

As usual, I asked them all to pick out 10 questions to answer from the famous Vanity Fair Proust questionnaire. Also as usual, at least one person can’t count (but he’s a “creative,” so it’s probably not in his job description).

It’s your favorite part of these posts, isn’t it?

The One We’ll Never Call Jon*

Jon ZumbrunJon Zumbrun has joined Raven Internet Marketing Tools as a web developer. Jon has more than five years of experience in web development and web architecture. He previously served as senior web developer for AttendStar.

  1. What is your greatest fear?
    Midnight robberies.
  2. What is the trait you most deplore in others?
    Fronts. Hiding behind fronts.
  3. What is it that you most dislike?
    My in-law’s dog.
  4. What do you most value in your friends?
  5. What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
    Physical strength.
  6. Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
    “See you suckers later.”
  7. What is your greatest regret?
    Forgetting to do something for some one.
  8. What or who is the greatest love of your life?
    My wife.
  9. Where would you like to live?
    Muppets Theater.
  10. Who is your favorite hero of fiction?

*Because there can only be one Jon at Raven. Ever.

Contact Jon JZ

E-mail: jz@raventools.com
LinkedIn: Jon Zumbrun

The One Already Nicknamed Squirrel*

Steven SquiresSteven Squires has joined Raven Internet Marketing Tools as a developer. Steven has more than 10 years of experience in building open source software solutions in a variety of industries, including Zappos.com.

  1. Which historical figure do you most identify with?
    Richard Feynman, the quirky scientist.
  2. Which living person do you most admire?
    My father.
  3. What do you most value in your friends?
  4. What is your favorite journey?
  5. On what occasion do you lie?
  6. Which talent would you most like to have?
  7. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
    Windows ME.
  8. What is your favorite occupation?
    Venture capitalist.
  9. Who are your favorite writers?
    Ray Bradbury and Issac Asimov.
  10. What is your motto?
    “Problems are opportunities in disguise.”

*Because we already have a Stephen. Seriously, parents of the 1970’s and 1980’s, you could have gotten a little creative with baby names.

Contact Stephen Steven

E-mail: steven@raventools.com
LinkedIn: Steven R. Squires

The One Who Really Is Named KC Jones*

KC JonesKC Jones has joined Raven Internet Marketing Tools as a creative director. KC has more than 14 years of experience as a creative professional. He previously worked for Intero, The Lampo Group and Interactive Dream.

  1. What is your greatest extravagance?
    I spend money on really great beer. Trappist Ales are worth every penny!
  2. What is your most treasured possession?
    Sadly, it might be my iPad…I clearly have a problem.
  3. What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
    Moderation. I always laugh when people say “Moderation in all things.” Because heroin in moderation is still stupid.
  4. What do you dislike most about your appearance?
    My stunning blue eyes. They’re always getting me in trouble.
  5. Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
    Matt Murdock aka The Daredevil, the Man Without Fear. I’ve become a comic nerd as an adult.
  6. What or who is the greatest love of your life?
    My family. They have shaped me and consistently made me a better man.
  7. When and where were you happiest?
    Right here, right now. I’ve got a beautiful wife of 15 years, 3 amazing kids, awesome friends!
  8. Where would you like to live?
    I am a proud Nashville native, but Portland, Oregon, could have my heart. The dream of the ’90’s is alive there.
  9. What is your most marked characteristic?
    I talk a lot. And I mean A LOT! (Editor’s note: He means A LOOOOOOOT!) And since I know that about myself, I’m not too offended when people need me to shut up.
  10. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
    I would gain the ability to bend space and time. It would make for a much shorter commute.
  11. Who are your favorite writers?
    Ravi Zacharias, Neil Gaiman, C.S. Lewis and lately a lot of YAF writers … Hunger Games, Matched, etc. Clearly I’m part teenage girl.

*But we don’t know why.

Contact KC

E-mail: kc@raventools.com
Twitter: @RavenKCJ
LinkedIn: KC Jones

The Name Game

By popular request, I am adding a pie chart.


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Arienne Holland is the Director of Marketing and Customer Experience at Raven. She divides her time between outreach, writing, teaching and understanding developers. Before Raven, Arienne spent more than a decade as an editor and graphic designer for Gannett. She was a 2010 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for team breaking news journalism. She likes bread, books and bourbon.

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