We’re Software Developers, Project Managers, Marketeers and more – but we’re also real people. Meet some of the people who make Tascomi happen and learn more about who we are and what we do!
Get to know Rod McBride, who has recently joined the Tascomi Product Management and Delivery team as Delivery Manager.
Tell us a little bit about yourself
I’m originally from Kilkeel, but now live in Killinchy with my wife Claire, and children Rory and Ellen. I studied Electronic Systems at the University of Ulster (Jordanstown). Before joining Tascomi I had various roles within the Telecommunications and IT sectors.
What is your role at Tascomi?
My role is Delivery Manager. Therefore I am responsible for the Project Management team and delivery of the Tascomi portfolio of projects to our customers, as well as ongoing process evolution and adherence.
What 3 words would you use to describe Tascomi?
Challenging, collaborative and fun.
What do like most about Tascomi?
It’s an incredibly collaborative environment, with a focus on delivering innovative solutions and real value to our customers.
What advice would you give to a new Tascomi employee?
Draw on the experience and knowledge of the team around you, as they are incredibly welcoming and helpful. Don’t be afraid to propose new ideas, as that is very much encouraged. Finally, buy larger clothes…there is always a lot of cake in the kitchen!
Favourite country visited?
Australia; a beautiful climate, really diverse and a great attitude towards work-life balance.
If you were stuck on an island, what three things would you bring?
A case of wine, plenty of Italian food … and a boat.
What did you want to be when growing up?
A professional footballer, but I gradually realized that you actually needed to be talented to get anywhere.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Cycling, hill walking and spending time with the family- having a meal or watching a movie. I also enjoy fixing and building bikes in the garage.
What is an ability you wish you had?
The ability to produce great wine.
What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
I’d take the family travelling for a while, and let the kids experience different countries and cultures.
What is your favourite sport?
Cycling (Road, Mountain and Cyclo-cross)
Dream travel location?
New Zealand. It’s a great outdoor location with stunning scenery.
What is your favourite movie/book?
The Bourne series of films…..or ‘The Bourne Monotony’ as my wife describes them. I also enjoy reading travel, mountaineering and cycling books; especially autobiographies.