As part of a new series exploring our “Half-Human” side, we recently (virtually) sat down with Joey Baggott from our Network Services team.
How long have you been with Atiba and what is your role?
I joined Atiba in March of 2020 as the Business Development Manager, so I’m still fairly new to the Atiba team. I primarily focus on Atiba’s Network Services offering. My goal is to help businesses develop the most efficient solution to their network environment and architecture. Atiba doesn’t sell “one size fits all” solutions, so I work with our Senior Network Engineers to create custom solutions for every organization.
What is your favorite part about working at Atiba?
My favorite thing about working at Atiba is the like-minded people. I’ve always enjoyed video games, comic books, other geeky things, but I’ve never been around others in the workplace who share those interests. At Atiba, I fit in well and I can truly be my nerdy self. I’ve never been able to describe myself well until I got to Atiba and heard the line “Half-geek, Half-human” and I finally understood a little more about my own personality. It’s like I’m in a galaxy far, far away.
What motivates you to wake up and go to work?
My amazing family is my primary motivation. I have three beautiful kids and a gorgeous wife. It’s important to me to show my kids what it looks like to work hard. I also want to be an example to them of what it looks like to truly help people. So many salespeople are just trying to close a deal. Atiba focuses on finding what works for the client, even if that means turning down business.
What is something most people don’t know about you?
When I was in college at the University of Tennessee, I was captain of the UT Paintball Team. We actually won a National Championship in my final year.