What makes Ascedia special? Our people! Every week, we'll introduce you to a member of our team so you can get to know us a little better.
NAME AND TITLE
Alex Conti - Technology Services Manager
MY TYPICAL WORKDAY
It's different every day!
HOW I CHOSE MY CAREER PATH
I’ve always been interested in computers, ever since I was a little kid. A career in IT was just the natural path for me.
MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING AT ASCEDIA
The office space, location and job duties initially attracted me to Ascedia. I continue working at Ascedia mostly because of the people.
Associate’s Degree from WCTC – IT/Network Specialist. Bachelor’s Degree from UWM – Information Science & Technology (currently in last semester)
HIGH SCHOOL MASCOT
IDK, maybe a hawk of war? (We were the Arrowhead Warhawks.)
Produce department, Sentry in Delafield
BEST PIECE OF CAREER/PROFESSIONAL ADVICE I'VE RECEIVED
During any high pressure situation, such as an IT crisis (server going down, hacked, etc.) you have to keep a cool head. It’s easier said than done, but getting frustrated will only lead to mistakes. No matter how long you’ve been working, or what time of night it is, you have to stay calm and think through the problem.
FAVORITE MILWAUKEE HANGOUT
I don’t really have a single favorite place - Humboldt Park, Riviera Maya, Wicked Hop, Brady Street...
LAST BOOK READ
Goosebumps – How I got My Shrunken Head
Mom – Jan
Dad – Guy
Sister – Natalie
WHAT I DO IN MY SPARE TIME
Winter – Video games, avoiding homework, going out to a bar or restaurant. Summer – Golf, going to the beach or on a boat, camping, doing anything outdoors.
Fixing computers by just walking up to them.
MOST MEANINGFUL ACCOMPLISHMENT
Finishing my bachelor’s degree (almost) while working full-time.