Meet Ron Kwiatkowski

ron_baseball_kidTitle: Chief Financial Officer

Where were you born? I was born in Massachusetts.

New York or San Diego office? New York

Where do you live? Redding, Connecticut

How long is your commute to work? 2 hours and 20 minutes each way

What do you do on your commute? I read, check my mail and I play scrabble.

Where did you go to college? I did my undergrad at Northeastern University in Boston, and I got my MBA at Babson College in Wellesley.

What was your major? For undergrad, I was a dual major, studying finance and management, and then I got my MBA with a concentration in finance.

How long have you worked at ScrollMotion? Five years

What brought you to ScrollMotion? What brought me to ScrollMotion was the opportunity to build a really cool company.

What was ScrollMotion like when you first got here? We were 30 people jammed into a small space all doing what we needed to do to make it happen.

When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a professional baseball pitcher.

ron_outsideDo you still play baseball? Not anymore; my arm is dead. I wish I could.

Who’s your baseball team? The Boston Red Sox. Diehard.

What’s your favorite food? I have to say it’s kielbasa because I’m all Polish.

What’s the first thing you do in the morning when you wake up? I stumble into the bathroom and take a shower.

How did you get into finance? When I was going to school, I chose something that would put me at the heart of the business and make it so I could help make the business run.

What do you love about your job? I love the challenge of figuring out how to grow the business and make it successful.

What do you think is the coolest feature ScrollMotion offers? I think definitely it’s the scrollmotions themselves. Those things are so cool. That really brings things to life.

What do you love most about working at ScrollMotion? I love its great atmosphere; it’s an atmosphere of people who really believe where we’re going as a company.

Where do you think we’re going as a company? With the new partner opportunities that we’ve got, I think we could become a billion dollar company.

What’s the most played song on your iPod? There’s a song called I’ll Find My Way Home by Vangelis and Jon Anderson

If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, famous or not, who would it be and why? Carroll Shelby. He was a car designer who designed high performance racecars. He’s the one who created the Shelby Mustang.

What do you do for fun outside ScrollMotion? I work on cars and I love to go to the ocean.

mad-collectionWhat is your most fond memory? That’s gotta be the birth of my kids. They’re 21 and 17.

What’s your favorite toy or collector’s item in the office? I’ve gotta say the MAD magazines that are hanging on the walls, because I read them as a kid.

What intrigues you? People intrigue me. I specifically like to read people.

What movie have you watched the most? Field of Dreams. It’s probably my favorite movie, too.

Who is your greatest professional inspiration? What makes them so amazing? I don’t have a professional inspiration. I think the person that inspires me the most is my dad because of his level of integrity.

What was the last awkward situation you were in and how did you handle it? That’s a really cool question. I don’t really get embarrassed very easily. I just kind of go with the flow.

Where is your favorite place in the world? It’s gotta be on a hot beach. It doesn’t have to be a specific beach. I just love being on the beach, but I have to have family there.

ron_and_wifeIf you were stranded on a desert island and only could bring three items, what would they be? My wife, provisions to make a fire, and I would probably bring music.

What drives you absolutely crazy? Rude and inconsiderate people, people who think that the rules don’t apply to them.

What’s your favorite dessert? Apple pie

What was your favorite TV show as a child? The Three Stooges

In what ways are you challenged at work? Really it’s figuring out how to look at the business and determine the best way to grow it and become profitable.

What’s the most important thing to remember in your work? Integrity. You need to be honest and have the highest level of integrity.

What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever won? It was a pair of Celtics tickets, and that was where I took my wife on our very first date.

What are you most proud of? I’m most proud of my kids; they’re good kids.

What’s your favorite quote? “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results.”

What actor would you like to play you in a movie? Kevin James. I think the guy’s a riot.

What’s something at the top of your bucket list? I think I’d like to take a ride in a hot air balloon.

ron_red_soxWhat makes you laugh the most? Is this including tequila? I think it would be quick-witted sarcasm.

What’s first album you ever bought? ELO: Out of the Blue, double album set

What’s the best advice you can give? I think the best advice you can give is to always be honest with yourself and honest with others.

What’s your favorite app (aside from a ScrollMotion created app)? Scrabble

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