Meet Kirk Pawlak, if you can catch him…

Kirk is our newest Advisor in the Cloud Services Practice.  He is responsible for helping execute growth strategy for the Mid-Atlantic region and is a big contributor to Motifwork’s Sales/Partner alignment.  Kirk is a huge proponent of figuring out how he can improve each day and he thrives on bringing that to his clients.  He has a steadfast belief in client success equating to personal and professional growth.  Kirk resides in Philadelphia with his “Rockstar” Shar-pei Truman.

Truman the Shar-pei

We here in the Towson office like to call him “Smooshie”.  Truman that is, not Kirk!  He has also been referred to as ET, “a bag of towels”, a manatee, a seal, a rhino, and hippo. (Still talking about Truman, not Kirk).

Kirk has a BS in Communications from Millersville University and is an electronic music production nerd.  When not traveling the world pretending to be  an NFL talent evaluator, he enjoys spoken word poetry, anything competitive, Terps Basketball, Michigan Football and the Iggles of course (For those of you not from the area, that’s the Philadelphia Eagles).

We asked Kirk for some fun facts and here’s what he had to say:

What three objects are on your desk?

  • SurfacePro, Monitor, Mouse. Minimalists Unite!

What is the first device you reach for in the morning?

  • Toothbrush

After arriving at work in the morning, what is your first stop?

  • 5 minutes of self-reflection

What is your favorite thing about working at Motifworks?

  • The talent and intelligence of our team.  It’s a technology company founded and run by technologists. 

I leave work each day…

  • Feeling great and considering how I can improve tomorrow.

Tell us about your funniest IT moment.

  • Willing myself through my first speaking engagement on an IT Executive Panel, smack dab in the middle of the Philadelphia Eagles Locker Room. Surreal experience.

What trend in your industry are you most excited/interested to try?

  • The endless possibilities around analytics and machine learning.

If you could have dinner with any 3-people dead or alive, who would they be and why?

  • Joe Moglia – He embodies my ideal future self
  • Mark Sandman – Incredibly unique, creative musician and songwriter
  • Gregory Pardlo Jr – We haven’t had dinner in a decade or so and a lot of incredible things happened since.

What is your favorite quote?

  • “Life without music would be a mistake” Nietzsche