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3 Questions with Bryan Murphy, Salesforce Platform Architect

3 Questions with Bryan Murphy, Salesforce Platform Architect

7/19/2019


Bryan Murphy recently received the Chairman's Award, First American's highest honor for integrity and professionalism. Bryan began his career in a project management role, and went on to bring his business acumen into an IT role as Salesforce Platform Architect. 

Recently, we asked Bryan about his experience growing his career at First American. 

Q: What is the best part about your job?

A: The best part of my job is having the flexibility and autonomy to find creative solutions that will positively impact our clients and colleagues.  Ideas and innovation are constantly being driven from all areas of the company, and that makes every day unique and exciting.

Q: What do you like about First American?

A: Hands down, the work environment is the best thing about First American.  Our office space is amazing, our cloud first technology strategy creates seamless interactions while working from home and with clients, and the positive attitude of all my colleagues provide the best culture for success.

Q: What does your successful career mean for you personally?

A: Half of my career was spent as a project manager, and half of my career has been as an IT professional. I’ve been able to merge those two disciplines and make a place for myself here at First American where I love what I do, I love the people I work with, and I can give back. 

A successful career for me is continuously improving myself while being a part of an organization that provides value to its employees and clients.  Herb Kelleher, co-founder of Southwest Airlines, said, "It is my practice to try to understand how valuable something is by trying to imagine myself without it." 

I can't imagine my career without First American.

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Bryan Murphy started at First American in 2008 as a Project Manager. He earned his Certified Lease and Finance Professional Certification in 2012. In 2014, Bryan transitioned into a Salesforce Administrator role.

Bryan received his bachelor's degree in business adminstration from SUNY Oswego. 

Today, Bryan lives in Spencerport, NY, and enjoys camping, playing sports, and spending time with his wife and his two children. 

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