Identity connects us, so Signal uses its ongoing Signalite Social Spotlight to feature our incredible employees for who they really are. The more you learn about them, the more you’ll begin to recognize what makes our favorite individuals unique. Can you identify?
Jacob Carlson, Head Solutions Architect. Coffee addict. Grammy Award-winning performing artist (his high school earned Grammy Gold Signature honors for its music education program). Chris Stapleton fan.
Age: 26. Hometown: Naperville, IL. Relationship status: Engaged. How he describes himself: “ I consider myself flexible, able to pivot and change course quickly. I work best in this kind of environment, and also try to apply this to my day-to-day life.”
Likes: Drinking beer at Chicago breweries (recommends Revolution Brewing for its food), traveling with his fiancee (“My goal is to travel to all 50 states before I’m 40”), wedding planning, free thinkers and country music. Pet peeves: Empty coffee makers, people asking questions before they think about the answer, poor public transportation etiquette.
Would you rather become famous or powerful? “I’d say powerful, because then you can still stick to a simple life. If you’re famous, people will always be bothering you.”
His favorite part about working at Signal: “No two days is the same in my job. I have the most amazing boss (S/O to Sara Maskivish). She gives me the freedom to learn and grow — as long as I get my stuff done.”