Company & Culture

Meet Rory, World-Traveling Foodie

By Gretchen Dukowitz / Nov 18, 2015

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Here’s another post in our blog series that features the stories of our talented team members from around the world.

Rory Gallagher, Director of Business Development, Leftronic
Rory has been with AppDirect company Leftronic since April of 2015.

Rory, what’s your role on the Leftronic team?

AppDirect acquired Leftronic about a year ago, and I’m the first person to join the team with a business development background. That means my focus is to drive the growth of existing revenue streams, so I spend most of my time working with customers and new prospects to ensure that our platform is a relevant solution for their data visualization needs. I also explore new revenue opportunities, whether through creation of new partnerships or collaboration with the AppDirect team.

When you think about our company values, which one do you think is the most inspiring?

It has to be humility. The technology space is extremely competitive and notoriously volatile. In this environment, it can be easy to lose sight of authentic goals in the pursuit of more immediate recognition. AppDirect has already experienced some major wins, so our prioritization of humility ensures that we remain focused on how we can innovate for the future rather than being distracted by how well we’re doing now.

What’s your favorite trip you have taken so far?

In 2013, my wife Ashley and I spent Christmas in Tavagnasco, Italy. It’s a small village in the northern part of the country with about 800 people and it’s the birthplace of Ashley’s great-grandmother. She's related to half the village, even the Mayor, so we spent ten days drinking homemade wine, baking focaccia in wood fire ovens, and snow-shoeing in the Alps. For a pair of foodies, not even the Taj Mahal could compare (we went to New Delhi for New Years).

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