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Employee Spotlight: Favian Ramirez, Business Development Representative

Posted on April 4, 2018 by OliviaOlivia

We’re constantly growing with hiring needs in lots of different areas, but we’re so proud of the team we already have here in place. Check out this month’s Employee Spotlight.

Currently listening to: Red Hot Chili Peppers- Can’t Stop

1. What do you do at Linux Academy? 

I’m in Sales as a Business Development Representative. I’m responsible for identifying, securing, and/or managing relationships with organizations outside of the company. I’ve been at Linux Academy going on 3 months. Couldn’t be happier!

2. What did you do before this? 
I went to school at Texas Tech. After I left Lubbock, I wanted to go to a city that was green! Austin seemed like the perfect place. I had a lot of friends there, and the job market was much better. Once I moved to Austin, I started working at Actian as a Business Development Representative. After 3 years there, I decided to move back to my hometown in Fort Worth. Austin was a great city to be in, but too crowded for me. My journey to Linux Academy started through Glassdoor. I read positive reviews about the company and applied through there.

3. What do you like most about what you do?
The ability to connect with people from around the world to express their interest in how our platform can help their current training needs. It’s a good feeling to know our platform is helping out industries and students in the world of tech!

4. What’s your favorite part of working at Linux Academy?
The people! Everyone here welcomed me with open arms. Every question I have gets answered by my peers.  There’s a great culture here.

5. What are you currently learning?

Currently studying to take the exam for the AWS Cloud Practitioner course. Being an employee at Linux Academy, I have access to all of our great content. I will continue to use the platform to expand my knowledge. Outside of work, I’m learning how to cook. I think it’s about time I learn. 🙂

6. What do you like to do in your free time?
I enjoy spending my free time with my dog Hendrix. He’s a Silver lab, almost a year old, so he keeps me quite busy. I also enjoy reading, going to the gym, and heading to concerts as much as I can. Music is a big part of my life, and seeing my favorite artists live is an incredible feeling.

7. Favorite food

Sushi, Tacos, Queso, and Seafood. Any of those options can brighten up anyone’s day; especially for myself.

8. Favorite quote and why?

“It is far better to be alone than to be in bad company.” -George Washington

This quote is one of my favorites because we have to learn how to love ourselves to be content in life.

9. What’s something you’re really excited about right now? 

Hands down the new Avengers movie that’s coming out in April. I’m pretty positive 90% of my colleagues feel the same way.

10. What do you like to collect?
I enjoy collecting Game of Thrones memorabilia. Possibly the greatest show in human history. Harry Potter was also a big influence in my childhood.

11. If you could have any superpower, what would it be, and why?

Teleportation. I could be anywhere at any given time. I’d like to see the Earth before I head to Mars with my friend, Elon.

12. You’re a new addition to the crayon box, what color would you be and why?

Red. Red by far is the best color for me. It stands out in our everyday life. It also has the name of my favorite band, Red Hot Chili Peppers.

13. Teach us something we may not know in 10 sentences or less.

There was a third Apple founder. His name was Ronald Wayne; he sold his 10% stake for $800 in 1976.

14. If you could interview one person (dead or alive), who would it be?

Leonardo Da Vinci. Not only was he an artist, but also an architect, writer, mathematician, inventor, musician, engineer, and geologist. I would love to know his passion for becoming one of the most influential people in history.


15. What’s one thing on your bucket list?

Traveling to Europe. I would love to see the history and the architecture of older civilizations.

16. How do you work to make an impact in our students’ lives?

I enjoy working with the enterprise teams on how to solve their training issues. I have the wonderful opportunity to represent Linux Academy at the Interop conference next month! I’m looking forward to interacting with our students there.  I also congratulate students on the community board whenever they receive certifications with help from our training!


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