Team Member Spotlight: Linda Kraft

Welcome to Atlas Professional Services’ monthly Team Member Spotlight! Here, you will get to know more about our staff – from their career backgrounds and business advice, to their favorite hobbies, music and more – in their own words.

This Month’s Spotlight:

Linda Kraft, Director of Systems Architecture

  • Tell us a little bit about your career and educational/professional background.

I graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science. I’ve worked in many areas of IT, from web design to cell carrier troubleshooting to managed services. I was the onsite IT support for one of our clients before joining the team at Atlas.

  • What do you like most about your current role and/or working at Atlas?

I love being able to take something our team does and make the process easier and faster for them. Also, I love creating custom reporting and metrics for data because that drives how our team can improve efficiencies and provide the best service to our clients.

  • What’s the best piece of business advice you’ve ever received, and why?

Learn to be a good listener! If you’re too busy talking, you’re not hearing or understanding what the other person is saying.

  • What are some of your personal hobbies outside of work?

I love to travel. A group of friends picks a new city every year. My favorites have been the Grand Canyon and Vegas!

  • Tell us about your family and where you’re from.

I grew up in New York and still have a big Italian family there. Growing up, my cousins felt more like siblings. I moved to Florida near the end of my high school years, but we’ve remained close. Today I have some pretty awesome nieces and nephews and couldn’t imagine my life without them.

  • What sports or clubs were you in during high school? Did you have a favorite?

I played softball and was in the National Honor Society. I was also the President of the German Club.

  • What’s your favorite sports team and/or sport?

New York Yankees

Lightning Round:

One word to describe you: Determined

Your Spirit Animal: Dog

Favorite Movie: The Sound of Music

Favorite Holiday: Christmas

Favorite Place: Mom’s house when there’s food in the oven!

Tom SullivanIT Nation 2019