Since joining eCity as Senior Project Manager in February, Mike Quinn has wasted no time getting to work ensuring our projects run as smoothly and stress-free as possible. Known for his friendly demeanor and ability to start up a conversation with just about anyone, we knew Mike would be more than willing to help us get to know him a bit more. He may be a Mets fan, but he’s part of our tight-knit eCity family nonetheless. Welcome aboard, Mike!
What is your daily routine at eCity?
I take Patco from NJ into Philly every day, fully-caffeinated and ready to roll. First thing I do is review the to-do list for the week and put aside a list of items to tackle for the day. I’m in meetings/calls or working on project documentation throughout most of the morning. Lunch is always a salad of some sort (otherwise I’d pull a George Costanza and sleep underneath my desk). Post-lunch coffee keeps me buzzing through my remaining tasks as I finish out the day. Most important part of any day: never leave the office without filling out daily timesheets!
Describe your resume at a glance.
I graduated from Temple University with a film degree and honed my project management skills working for a couple local film festivals here in Philly. After that, I worked a series of marketing jobs based around paid search and SEO before becoming a full-time PM. I found my way to the agency world almost 6 years ago and have been living and breathing that life ever since.
“I realized that the smaller team dynamic and higher ed projects were of interest to me. An added bonus was the ability to work again in Center City.”
If you had a week off, you’d spend it…
At the beach with my daughter and wife, followed by a couple Phish shows somewhere in the northeast.
Give me a pearl of wisdom related to what you do.
I’m always thinking three steps ahead. My job is to identify issues before they become an issue; to be proactive, not reactive.
Why did you want to join eCity?
I’ve known [eCity Managing Director] Kevin Renton for a few years and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to come in and speak with the team. After a couple hours of chatting (I am a bit of a talker), I realized that the smaller team dynamic and higher ed projects were of interest to me. An added bonus was the ability to work again in Center City.
Who or what do you draw inspiration from?
It sounds corny, but I get inspiration from watching my fellow team members work hard and launch awesome projects. People don’t get to see too much of the behind-the-scenes stuff, but I can assure you that I’ve witnessed some really heroic moments. Watching those unfold gives me the kick in the butt to keep moving towards the finish line.
If you had a superpower, what would it be?
Ability to see into the future. Any PM who tells you otherwise is scared of what they might see!