The monthly Member Spotlight is an opportunity to learn more about a leader at one of our member companies and showcase the company. This month, we spotlight Kevin Eaves, Chief Technology Officer with CarProof Vehicle History Reports.
1) What is your mobile device of choice, and why?
I’m currently using the iPhone 5. I’ve always been impressed with Apple’s designs…I also use an iMac and iPad at home and I really like how Apple has set up their iCloud service and device syncing, although I do miss a physical keyboard sometimes.
2) Who do you look to for inspiration, in business or your personal life?
I’ve been inspired by many people both personally and professionally over the years…but more recently I’ve found inspiration in one person in particular. My late father and I didn’t always see eye to eye, but I always knew him as a hardworking man who everyone could rely on and if I ever needed anything he was there for me. Having my own family now has made me respect him more than ever.
3) What is the #1 business book you would recommend?
I’ve just finished reading a book called Emotional Intelligence 2.0 which I found to be a very useful guide on behaviours, relationships and learning to control how we use our intelligence. The standard IT library has a lot of books about how hardware and software works, but I think it’s also important to keep on top of the most important interactions of any job, the people around you.
4) What keeps you up at night?
My teething one year old…
5) Looking at your company’s future, what are you most enthusiastic about?
The future of CarProof has me very excited. We are currently designing new products and innovative solutions and I get to work with such a creative team every day from product development to marketing to sales. I really enjoy the environment here as we are fast-paced and results oriented. Every day brings a new challenge and I thrive on developing creative solutions.
6) What corporate social responsibility efforts are CarProof involved in?
We have a corporate giving committee which does an outstanding job of organizing fund raisers for different charities as well as events for the staff; for example we have annual volunteering days at the food bank,and 2 weeks ago we cleaned one of our local parks. My favourite initiative though is our annual involvement with the local charity LifeSpin and their Christmas sponsorship program. Through this program we sponsor local struggling families and provide Christmas gifts and a meal for both the parents and children. London is a great city to work and live in and it’s very rewarding to be in a position to give back to our community.
Learn more about CarProof by checking out their member profile.