Wes Strait

Operations Manager -

Information Management
I grew up in:
Aurora, Illinois (yes, home of Wayne’s World)
I live in:
Chanhassen, MN (yes, home of Prince)
Favorite Quote:
“Live Long and Prosper.”
I chose to work at Daugherty because:
It was an opportunity to be a consultant with Fortune 100 firms without buying new luggage.
The best professional advice you’ve ever received:
We are often our own harshest critics.
Your first job:
Writing news articles for a video gaming website from the comfort of my home. It was a pretty sweet pre-dotcom-bubble-burst job.
My skills include:
Data analytics/visualizations, project management
Industries you’ve worked in:
Manufacturing, Restaurant, Services, Education, Healthcare, and Retail
Certifications, Professional Organizations/ Memberships:
Tableau Certified Developer
Proudest Moment:
Holding my daughter for the first time
People would be surprised to hear that I:
Don’t think I hold back much to have lots of surprises… but maybe that’s not true?
In my spare time, I like to:
Take my daughter and dog for walks/play at the park, try new foods & travel with my wife, and play video games.
Education:
BSB in Management Information Systems and a Master of Business Administration, both from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota
Hobbies & Volunteering Interests:
Feed My Starving Children, Habitat for Humanity, & Bridging. I really enjoy volunteer activities that are hands-on.