The man with all the answers, Marc Faulkner knows a thing or two about software…but what interests him when he’s not knee deep in licenses?
What is your name?
What is your role at Ebuyer?
Software and Licensing Specialist. It’s my job to supply appropriate software licensing agreements to some of our biggest customers.
How old are you?
21, going on 10!
What’s your favourite film?
Hmm, tough one. Probably Armageddon, although I love most disaster films. I also love Rogue Trader, not a massively popular film but a great insight into the fall of Barings Bank.
Tell us about your hobbies?
Collecting DVDs is my main hobby and my personal collection now tops 2,000. I’m also a keen fan of Rugby League (particularly Widnes Vikings) and in my “younger days” I used to play a bit of amateur rugby.
What is your favourite food?
Anything Italian. A traditional lasagne would top the bill, but as long as it includes pasta then I’m happy. Good, real ale is also welcome.
And when did you join the team?
I joined Ebuyer in March 2008 working in the Tech Support department. Since then I’ve had a stint dealing with complaints and legal issues, before moving full time into software. I initially worked part time on the software stuff in August 2008 and finally went full time last month.
What about your education?
Being unconventional, I didn’t go to university full time but instead opted to read for my degree with the Open University. I’m currently about 80% of the way through my BSc in Computing. I also hold a raft of vendor qualifications, including being an MCDST and an MLSS.
What is your career highlight?
Being offered the job of full time software specialist with Ebuyer 😀 And February this year was also a highlight since I achieved the best ever month of software licensing sales.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
There’s not much to tell really. I’m your archetypal geek! I grew up in Cheshire and then moved to Howden to become part of the Ebuyer team.
And finally …
what two items would you take if stranded on a desert island?
Definitely my iPod and a deck of cards. With those I could keep myself happy and amused for years. My iPod would need decent tunes on it though…a bit of Oasis and maybe some REM.