Employee Spotlight: Rudy Ramirez
1. What is your role at Odyssey Information Services & how long have you worked for them?
I’m a Senior IT Recruiter/Purple Squirrel Hunter. I’ve been with Odyssey for 18 years next month. I was the first recruiter hired by the company in August of 2000.
2. What drew you to become a Senior IT Recruiter/Purple Squirrel Hunter?
I would say sheer luck and the grace of God. Lol I was recruited by Jon and Todd out of another company I was working for and It has been a great ride since then.
3. What’s your greatest achievement during your time at Odyssey?
Hmmm. My greatest achievement would be all the International Recruiting I have done for Shell Oil. I have had to find people in Hungary, Poland, Germany, South Africa, Netherlands, and other parts of the world that have unique skill sets that include being multilingual. I had to hire a guy in Hungary that spoke Russian, Hungarian, and English for a Business Analyst/Vendor Manager Role. I also had to find a guy in Houston that had to speak English and German, and work on a German time Schedule. I pride myself in finding the “Purple Squirrel” candidate.
4. Who in the world would you sit down to have coffee with, and why?
If I had the chance I would sit down with my dad. He passed away almost 3 years ago and I’d ask him what heaven is like and tell him that I miss him.
5. What are some hobbies or activities you do during your free time?
In my free time I coach Pee Wee football and now Select Football, I get to retire from that life next year when my step son enters High School. When I’m not doing that I like to hang out with family and friends and enjoy my off time at a pool or lounging binge watching TV.
6. List some fun facts about yourself (kids, pets, obscure facts, etc.)
Hmmmm. Fun facts about me are that I am a binge watcher. I find a new series to watch on Netflix or Amazon Prime and can’t get enough of it (Game of Thrones, Vikings, Shooter, SOA, Walking Dead, etc). When it ends I tend to find another to watch. It’s a vicious cycle but it’s like I’m an addict once I start a series that is interesting to me. I’m also a diehard Dallas Cowboy, Texas Ranger, Dallas Mavs, and Texas A&M Aggie Fan.