Vincent J. Ferrari, 2010 Honoree

Principal, CIO
Edward D. Jones & Co.
Maryland Heights,, Mo.
First job:
"At Chase Manhattan Bank as a financial methods analyst -- a combination of an economist and computer programmer. Four years later, I moved into a more traditional IT role."
Most valuable career advice:
"Asking for help, when you need it is a sign of strength. Not asking for help when you need it is a sign of weakness. Be a voracious learner; if you can't understand what someone is saying, they probably don't understand it."
Favorite gadget:
"My iPhone. It dramatically increases my productivity, and it's fun."
Ask me to do anything but...
"repetitive tasks or ones that have little value."
Passions outside of work:
Airplanes, motorcycles, martial arts and sailing.
Technology pet peeve:
"E-mail and text messaging controlling people, rather than people controlling e-mail and text messaging."
A recent great read:
The Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara. It's about the relationships between the Civil War generals."
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