Michael J. Tully, 2010 Honoree

Director of vendor relations
Scottrade Inc.
St. Louis
First job:
"A fry cook at Burger Chef."
Most valuable career advice:
"Underpromise and overdeliver."
Favorite vice:
"Loud rock 'n' roll."
Would you advise young people to pursue an IT career?
"Yes, but you will be far more successful if you have business knowledge to complement your IT skills."
Favorite gadget:
"My iPhone."
Leadership philosophy in a nutshell:
"Leading is done by example. Never ask anyone to do anything you wouldn't be willing to do yourself. Be slow to assign blame and quick to share credit. Hire motivated, smart people, communicate the goals clearly and honestly, and get out of their way."
In high school, I was...
"a nerd."
Technology pet peeve:
"Poorly tested, buggy systems and products."
Favorite TV show:
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