Alex Carlock

Network and Systems Manager, IT

People would be surprised to learn that I …

…used to speed skate.  I mostly practiced Short Track in hockey rinks, but occasionally went to Lake Placid, New York to skate on their outdoor Olympic Oval. I even competed in US Short Track Nationals once.  It’s kind of like NASCAR on Ice: Skate fast; Turn Left.

Where did you go to college?

I graduated from Siena College with a Computer Science Major.  I realized after about a year and a half in to school that I was more interested in Information Technology, but rather than change schools, I decided to stick with it.  I’m glad that I did because I learned a lot of skills I still use today and I gained Systems Management experience through internships and summer jobs.

What is your favorite food?

I don’t have a favorite food because I generally enjoy everything.  I like trying new foods and rarely find something I wouldn’t eat again.  Even if I don’t like something, I’ll give it at least a second shot.  Who knows—maybe it was just poorly prepared the first time.  I hope to travel more and try some unusual foods.

What attracted you to AKA?

I worked with the four partners at a previous company.  They were a great group of people to work with and I liked the passion they have for the company.

What do you enjoy most about the work you do?

I appreciate the variety it brings.  I like having the opportunity to work with various technologies and interacting with the entire company.  I’ve worked in positions before where I was pigeonholed into a very narrow role, but that’s not the case here.  I’m glad that I can wear many hats; it keeps things very interesting.

Are you ready to transform your business?

Whatever you’re ready for, we have the people, experience and solutions to make it happen.