Tom Overton

Occupation: Vice President, Solutions Delivery, CareLogistics

First Car: 1978 Toyota Celica (white…no air conditioning)

Favorite Restaurant: Longhorn – any location…meat and potatoes don’t have a chance

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

a) . I lived for a while in Singapore
b). I had a pet lizard for 7 years
c). I was once attacked by an Ocelot

2. What’s been your greatest adventure in life?

Marriage and child rearing…no greater adventure

3. What’s your best childhood memory?

Cherry Coke’s at my cousin’s drugstore in a small South Georgia town.

4. If you could have a conversation with a person of your choice, past, present or future, who would that person be and why?

Abraham Lincoln. Besides being a great president, I would want to know if he really wanted to go to the theater that night or was he trying to please his wife.

5. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done in your life?

Child raising has been the hardest…best of times/worst of times.

6. Tell us about your favorite hobby.

I am an active musician. Music keeps me sane in the midst of customer activities.

7. What are you currently reading? What is your favorite book?

Reading a “fill in the name here” mystery novel. Outside of the Bible, I only have favorite authors…too many to name.

8. Is there a particular place or thing you want to see?

My wife and I want to step foot in all 50 states before we perish.

9. If you could give $10,000 to a charity, what would that charity be and why?

My House – an organization in Atlanta that gives care to medically needy children abandoned by parents.

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

Acting, Singing, Dancing…anything with a spotlight.

11.  What is the path that led you to Professional Services/Consulting?

Stumbled into it via a series of jobs – it is the perfect blend of support, project management, and process improvement…nothing better.

12.  What advice would you give to a recent graduate who just took a job in professional services?

Work hard and learn why you do what you do. If at the center of it all the customer doesn’t reign supreme, rethink the path you are on.