Get to know 2012 Boston’s Future Leaders participant David Reynolds

David Reynolds
Business Systems Analyst
Edgewater Technology
BS Business Management, Endicott College

What do you like most about your job?
The greatest part of my job is the variety of clients and projects I work on through the year. Also knowing that the solutions we are implementing are making our clients business’ better and allowing them to better serve their clients.

Who do you admire in the business world?
There are many I admire in the business world, but Steve Finch EVP, CFO of John Hancock stands out particularly in my mind. In the times that I have had heard him speak, his ability to explain complex daunting issues and make them understandable and relatable is a trait I constantly strive to refine within myself.

If you could have any job in Boston, besides your own, what would it be and why?
It would probably be the Secretary of Finance. I really enjoy the challenge of getting opposing groups to come together, and those close to me know that I am absolutely neurotic about maintaining a balanced sustainable budget!

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Outside of wanting to be retired and living on a ski mountain out west, I see myself in a senior leadership role working with companies in the insurance and financial sectors. Helping them to streamline and evolve their business processes to better leverage new technologies.

What is your favorite place or way to unwind after a long day?
As a true outdoor enthusiast, I naturally will engage in any activity that puts me outdoors. However, when the waves are good, I most commonly retreat to the beaches on the North Shore and New Hampshire to unwind and reflect on my day.

What reading material is on your nightstand right now?
As much as I would like it to be a riveting adventure novel or sports magazine, it’s one of my study guides for the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation.