For this month’s Inside SVG, we chatted with Data Scientist and Justin Bieber fan, Alex Curry.
What is your role at SVG?
I’m a Data Scientist, so I build machine-learning models for anything that will help make the company money. Essentially my role is a marriage between an analyst, statistician, and programmer.
What do you like most about working at SVG?
It’s two-fold: I like the people I work with and the projects I work on. I love the people at SVG because they’re intelligent, and they help me grow and improve. The projects are challenging and I’m able to see how they add value to the company.
If someone were to describe you in three words, what would they be?
Curious, honest, and jovial.
Do you have any routines that set you up for success?
I meditate for a few minutes multiple times each day because I know I can get carried away trying to multitask too much. It helps me keep a level head and stay project-oriented.
What is something you’re passionate about outside of work?
I am very passionate about music, playing the piano, and shooting guns for sport. Also, I love giving back to the community. I spend some time each month helping at a homeless shelter in KC.
When you think of success, who comes to mind?
My grandfather, Ray. He was an entrepreneur who started 12 companies and fought in World War II.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
“Always surround yourself with people who are more capable and smarter than you, so you can improve.” – my grandfather, Ray
Your spirit animal: Bald Eagle
Eat one thing forever: Kansas City strip steak
On your bucket list: Visit Japan and South Korea
Embarrassing moment at SVG: My phone alarm played Justin Bieber at my desk while I was in a meeting.
Favorite spot in KC: Loose Park’s rose garden in the summer.
READ THIS NEXT: SVG Recruiting Preparing for Busy 2017