Kai Gray, 2013 Honoree

Vice president, operations
Carbonite Inc.
Characteristic most important in an IT hire:
Curiosity and passion. I look for people who care about things.
Skills you'll hire for this year:
We will be hiring people for the analytics team; we're seeking both seasoned professionals and more junior team members.
A task you've delegated this year:
I have asked our director of data center operations to fully own and manage the relationships with all of our data center partners.
Your relationship with a key business leader:
I have developed a close relationship with our CFO. This benefits our organization by ensuring that there is trust between the two groups.
How are you building an IT department for the future?
Flexibility. We are building in flexibility both at the personnel and process levels.
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