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Colin Phillips

Colin Phillips

Sr. Project Lead, Client Results
Qmate since 1999-ish

How do you stay sharp?

Who ever said I was sharp? I learn best through observation and doing. I’m a hands-on kinda guy. So, I like to experience as much as possible at Q first hand and by listening and learning from my colleagues.

What is your perfect work day/work week?

I get a personal high from “cracking the nut”—or finding solutions to gnarly problems. I love it when things fit neatly into place and come together for our clients. Loose ends keep me awake at night.

What quality do you most value in your teammates?

There are so many it’s tough to pick: smart creativity, collaboration and trust. It’s a winning combo.

Why do clients choose Quarry?

Quarry takes a full picture and strategic approach to projects large and small alike. We can scale to meet a client’s needs and budget and “hit the sweet spot.”

What have you learned to do as an adult that many people learn in childhood?

It’s more fun to get engaged and play IN the sandbox than sit on the outside and watch. Experiencing and learning by doing.

Would you rather go into outer space or to the depths of the ocean?

Easy. Outer space. Stephen Hawking didn’t write A Brief History of Time by staring into the ocean abyss.