As a graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in Computer Engineering, Tommy Forte began his career as a developer at Nationwide Insurance before deciding to move back home to the Cleveland area and join the McSteen team.
With McSteen for nearly five years as a Software Engineer, Tommy works closely with McSteen CEO, Kevin Woeste on recreating the Survey Tracker app in a way that it can be modified and expanded on. In addition to his work on the Survey Tracker, he works to ensure that the daily IT services for the McSteen team are more reliable and investigates any major issues that do arise.
Our employees are our greatest asset at McSteen. They are what set us apart from the competition – and they are pretty cool, too. Meet Tommy Forte …
What are the qualities that you have that help you to do your job successfully?
Being able to learn and adapt to current needs, as well as keeping current with the rapidly changing tools in IT.
What makes McSteen different from others in the industry?
I have heard that we are more of a surveying family than others in our industry.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
Being able to create something out of nothing, and tailoring it based on the feedback of the people who use it.
Do you have any advice for someone considering a career in software engineering?
Keep learning new things, getting started with code is probably the hardest part.
What is your favorite thing about working at McSteen?
The people who I work with, lots of employees that I have gotten to know over the years are super cool.
What are you listening to/reading/watching?
I’m currently reading Sapiens by Yuva Harari, and I’m just tyring to catch up on the missed movies from the past year.
Tell us about your family
I have a mom, four sisters, and a brother. My youngest sister is about to graduate high school and the second youngest is about to graduate college and start grad school.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I enjoy playing video games with friends, traveling, and some moderate cycling.