Welcome to the “Day in the Life” blog series. Here we will feature interviews with Swimlaners to learn more about their experience. This series will give you a preview of Swimlane, our culture, and the people who keep us going.
Hey, I’m Christopher! I currently live in Sacramento, CA, but am originally from southern Illinois. I studied linguistics at Mizzou in Columbia, MO, and quickly found my way into technology from there. I have the honest privilege of being married to the smartest woman on the planet, Jaclyn, who is a neuropsychologist! We have a small, sweet, barky chiweenie (Chihuahua + Dachshund), named Oliver.
How long have you been with Swimlane?
I first dove in with Swimlane in January 2021!
What does your job entail?
As a product manager at Swimlane, I work with customers, partners, and internal teams to shape, build, and deliver features and enhancements for the Swimlane platform. But it’s not just about the features! It also involves a lot of empathy, laughs, and deep conversations to get the job done right.
What do you enjoy most about working at Swimlane?
The people! Everyone who works here is so authentic and talented. We all really do strive to live up to our core values and I think that’s pretty rare.
What excites you most about your work?
How dynamic it is! Some days I’m learning about container security, and some days I’m learning about Hick’s Law. There’s always something new to learn and a new problem to solve.
What do you like to do when you aren’t working?
To stay active, I really enjoy getting outside to run, hike, cycle, or just walk around with Oliver. Most recently, I’ve taken up ping pong, which has been really fun to learn! Aside from getting outside, I really love to experience the world through food, whether it’s cooking or eating. Also, drinking really good coffee is how I spend a lot of my time.
What’s a fun fact about you many people may not know?
I used to DJ weddings and parties!
Your motto or personal mantra:
“Empower people to realize their superpowers.” Probably not a real quote, but I’ve said it a few times.
Three words that best describe you:
Approachable, Conscientious, Cooperative
What Swimlane core value resonates with you the most?
Definitely Have Honesty and Integrity in “All The Things”. Being your authentic self at work and being truthful with your fellow humans just makes life a lot easier, especially when it comes to interacting with customers and partners!
Life in the Swimlane
Swimlane is a rapidly growing, innovative startup in the Denver metro area with a passionate team focused on improving the lives of security practitioners through security automation and orchestration. We’re always looking for dedicated, ambitious problem solvers who thrive in a fast-paced work environment to join our team.