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EAG Spotlight: Kevin Fobbs

EAG’s spotlight is Kevin Fobbs! Kevin is a Support Analyst III at EAG with 9+ years of which includes troubleshooting, network management, account management, data and system migrations, end user support, and VM creation and management. Throughout his career, Kevin has supported 1000+ employees globally with IT inquiries ranging from level one to level three, complex, multi-step support. He has led system migrations for 8+ merger and acquisition transactions and has managed junior team members to ensure a seamless overall workflow.


In his spotlight, Kevin shares what he’s learned from working at EAG, what inspires him, and fun things he does in his free time! Read the full story below –


1. How would you describe EAG?

I would describe EAG as a community moving at blazing speeds to achieve greater and greater feats.


2. What has been one of your proudest moments working at EAG?

My proudest moment has been taking on some of the Managed Service Provider (MSP) work after the IT teams merged earlier this year. I wasn’t entirely comfortable or familiar with IT, but it proved fruitful to learn about how to support clients in this fashion.


3. What advice do you have for prospective candidates that want to join EAG?

Never be afraid to say you’re unsure of how to perform a task. The team is more than happy to walk you through whatever needs to be done. We all love to help!


4. What’s one thing – either industry-related or not – you learned in the last month?

I’m in the process of building two PCs in my free time. I’ve done a bit of research and learned several new ways to assemble them. Additionally, I’ve discovered the latest models of several components that go into the assembly process.


5. What do you like to do in your free time? Any favorite places you like to visit?

In my free time, I like to play video games, workout, and hang out with my girlfriend/pets/friends. We’re typically home bodies but visiting anywhere that has a cooler climate is always nice.


6. Tell us something that might surprise us about you.

I got my career in IT jumpstarted by a chance encounter while I was working at Academy Sports+Outdoors.


7. How do you balance your career with other priorities?

At the beginning of the week, I work out most things that need to be done vs things that I want to happen. That helps me keep my priorities in check and typically will free me up for fun in between them.


8. Who or what inspires you and why?

Anyone that I can see is doing the most with what they’ve got. I’ve always admired those that can take what they’ve been given and turn it into a positive.


9. What is your life motto or favorite quote?

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” —Albert Einstein


10. What’s your superpower?

My superpower within my job is my ability to work proficiently in O365 and Azure Management. Outside of that, I’d also say that I have the keen ability to never give up and always remain resilient in the face of adversity.

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