Employee Spotlight: Ian Marquard

Meet our employee spotlight of the month: Ian Marquard, one of Vision Net’s Network Operations (NOC) Technicians, who continues to thrive in the world of tech that changes daily.

What is your position at Vision Net and what do you do?

NOC Tier 2 technician – We monitor the network for Vision Net and their customers.

How long have you worked at Vision Net?

Almost 11 years with a short hiatus in 2019.

What made you choose Vision Net?

A few folks I was in college with worked here and they loved it.

What 3 words describe Vision Net?

Teamwork, communication, and more teamwork.

What is your favorite Vision Net perk?

The people I work with. They make coming to work every day enjoyable!

What is your favorite thing you have learned at Vision Net?

The inner workings of the internet. How the backbone of the internet actually works.

What challenges do you enjoy at Vision Net?

Waking up and getting to work every day.

Are there any projects you have worked on that you’re proud of?

I am currently working on the training procedures for new hires.

What do you enjoy most about being a part of the Vision Net team?

The people I work with.

If you could add one thing to the Vision Net office, what would it be?

More NOC employees.

What advice do you have for prospective Vision Net candidates?

Have a good sense of humor and be quick on your toes. You never know what you will be doing from minute to minute.

What is something people would never guess you do in your role?

Take phone calls….

What is the greatest innovation you have seen in your lifetime?

When I was born we had black and white TVs and only corded phones. When I started internet support it was DSL and dial up.

What is your favorite movie?

The Princess Bride

What is your favorite food?

Garlic Chicken from Maple Gardens!

Do you have any talents or hobbies?

A bit of everything but mostly hanging out with friends and watching movies.

How do you define success?

Being happy in both your professional and personal life.