Team question challenge - David Vallance
David Vallance, Versantus' Business Development Manager takes on the Team Question Challenge.
He'd like to have a zoom call with Yoda and he would have been an RAF pilot if he'd had a head for heights. He'd take a starter over dessert every day of the week, although he may be tempted by a hazelnut gelato!
Meet our Business Development Manager - David Vallance:
Q1: What is your favourite film or series?
A: Star Trek and Star Wars (not the most recent films) and most things Sci-fi! Oh, and to break the stereotype for non-Sci-fi it would have to be Suits.
Q2: What is the best bit of your job?
A: I love meeting people and learning about their goals and how we can help them. I also get to work with a really fantastic, friendly and talented bunch of people.
Q3: If you could start again and had to do something else, what would it be?
A: I once thought about being an airline or RAF pilot, but then I’m not a fan of heights so not really compatible. I love cooking, especially steak or slow-smoked BBQ food, but then without a beer in hand in the sun I imagine that might lose its appeal! I guess I’ll stick to what I do!
Q4: What is your favourite pudding?
A: I’m more a savoury person, so usually choose a starter over pudding, but if I had to choose Hazelnut Gelato!
Q5: Has the coronavirus pandemic changed how you see the world?
A: It’s made me realise that despite all the bad things that happen in the world, people are generally good and kind. People pulling together and helping each other has been amazing. I also have a new appreciation for all the keyworkers, without whom we would not be able to survive.
Not really changed, but re-inforced is my frustration with the media, focusing on the negative and in my view exasperating the situation.
Q6: If you had to recommend a pub or restaurant in Oxfordshire, what would it be and why?
A: Well I live in Milton Keynes, so I have limited experience eating out in Oxford, so I’d go with The Birch at Woburn or the Old Thatched in Adstock.
Q7: If it was in the name of pleasure – would it be car, bicycle, walk, run, swim?
Q: You can invite three guests from any time in history to join you on a Zoom call. Who would they be and why?
A: Does it have to be zoom? I love technology and am all for using it to improve collaboration and efficiency, but I’m definitely missing face to face meetings. Anyway back to the question:
Yoda (am I allowed that one) :-)