Below: Rooney’s first painting, Nebraska Wesleyan mug, REF 534 hair cream, metal beard comb, iPad 2 16GB, iPhone 4S 32GB, Apple ear buds, Gerber Artifact Multitool Key Chain, Movie Poster by Claudia Varosio.
Q: What would you say…you do here?
A: The billet is ‘Business Development.’ My main priorities are to ensure that the company achieves the financial and growth goals. This includes setting internal procedures and creating new ways to create partnerships and revenue streams. Without a dedicated account manager, I mostly fulfill that role in ensuring that we continue great relationships, our clients are happy and we are constantly exploring new partnerships and applicable markets. When I was hired, Aaron Petersen told me that PLAY prides itself in ‘doing cool sh** and generating money.’ I do my best to continue that.
Q: What do you like to do in your spare time?
A: I spend as much time as I can at home. Spending time with my wife Jessica and daughter Rooney is often hard with my schedule. Whenever there is a break in my schedule I focus on them. For leisure, I spend time remodeling our new home, experimenting with smoker recipes, digging for music and reading.
Q: Favorite part about working at PLAY?
A: PLAY is dynamic. Not only in what we produce but the types of industries we work in, the people I meet and concepts that they are asking for. Few things repeat at a company like PLAY and that always keeps my day fresh. One day I am working on increasing foot traffic to a brick and mortar store here in Lincoln and the next day I am assisting with an interactive website that attracts college students to Georgia.
Q: What kind of hair product do you use?
A: I don’t know. I believe it is REF (with some number). My barber gives me everything and teaches me how to style. Without her I would be clueless.
Q: What’re you currently reading?
A: Currently reading A Farewell to Arms by Hemingway. Reading Hemingway is effortless and being a veteran I love how he romanticizes the ugly truths of war. Also, currently/constantly on Reddit.
Other: I used to run a collection agency here in Lincoln. I currently have a process serving company that delivers legal documents to individuals that do not want them. Every year I get at least one naked guy that answers the door.