Bob Hiss

Occupation: New Business Expansion Lead, Accenture

First Car: Ford Fiesta 

Favorite Restaurant: L’Espalier, Boston 

 1.   What are three things most people don’t know about you?

a.) First of all, once I answer this, I believe it is no longer true.
b.) I am an Eagle Scout
c.) My cousin is the US Admiral who won the battle of Midway in WWII.  Raymond Spruance
 
2.   What’s been your greatest adventure in life?

Learning how to golf

 
3.   What’s your best childhood memory?

Striking out 14 batters while pitching a little league game.  And when I first told my wife, she thought I had struck out 14 times and wondered why I was so proud.
 
4.   If you could have a conversation with a person of your choice, past, present or future, who would that person be and why?
 
Jesus. Pretty influential guy and I would like to hear the parables.  Of course, I'd have to learn Aramaic first, which could be a show stopper.
 
5.   What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done in your life?

Been a CEO

6.   Tell us about your favorite hobby.

Politics.  I like reading about it, debating issues, leading my local town committee, running campaigns.
 
7.   What are you currently reading?  What is your favorite book?

Current: Lincoln bio called Tried by War by James McPherson
Favorite: Civil War by Shelby Foote.
 
8.   Do you have a favorite app(s) you can’t live without?

Solitaire

9.   Is there a particular place or thing you want to see?
         
Kentucky Derby
 
10.   If you could give $10,000 to a charity, what would that charity be and why?

My church.  Decent people who are better than I that do good local work.

 
11.  If you weren’t on the professional services career track, what would you be doing?

Marketing career track.
 
12.  What is the path that led you to Professional Services/Consulting?

I joined the consulting division of Arthur Andersen out of college.  Was assigned to implement one of their software products.  Really enjoyed it and never looked back.
 
13.  What advice would you give to a recent graduate who just took a job in professional services?

Stay close to new technology.  The nature of Pro Svcs remains constant, but your relevance to software is tied to understanding the technology.