Who's Who in the Zoo: Andres Gluecksmann

May 1, 2019

The people behind a company are as important as the company itself. Who's Who in the Zoo, a recurring blog series that puts faces to the names. This month’s Who’s Who is our fabulous friend, Andres. Let’s get to know him a little better… 

Andres Gluecksmann of Appirio and his two sons

If you could go anywhere in the world to relax for a week where would it be?
I feel like people say Tahiti is nice. It certainly looks nice in google images. Maybe one of those places where your villa is over water - one of those spots could be good.
If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be?
Soft Shell Crabs.
What is something you have yet to do on your bucket list?
​Eat Soft Shell Crabs in Tahiti.
What is something you are passionate about?  

Making sure I have time to spend with my kids - they're my #1.
What makes a long-lasting friendship in your opinion?
Lack of judgment, humor, and putting in the effort to stay connected.
If you could have one superpower what would it be?
The ability to travel faster than the speed of light. Like, all I have to do is just point my fist at the nearest star, and I could zoom there in a second or two. 
If you could pick up one new hobby and be very good at it what would it be?

Woodworking: making wood stuff.
What does a Vice President of Consulting Services do?
Support prospects/customers/workers in a variety of forms. Much of it is about meeting lots and lots of people for video meetings - many times in lots and lots of 30-minute blocks. I spend a lot of energy on internal stuff like changes/evolutions of our org design. I try to keep close to tech as much as possible... I still read all the release notes (Salesforce). 
What attracted you to this role and company?

A: Back in 2011 I knew that Appirio had the kind of "feel" that made sense to me. Lots of ex-colleagues and even some customers joined up - I knew I had to be part of the action. Being a delivery manager is something that's come to me but, I never really planned for it to be honest. I always stay humble and assume I'm just a decent Business Analyst, everything else is gravy. 
What is the most important life lesson you have ever learned?
I'm not sure I've learned it yet. Maybe there won't actually be a "most important"... just a stack of a bunch of them, and the hope that I have the wherewithal to do something with them.

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