At ADVENT, we support personal and professional growth. Here's Jeff's story and how we grew his career from a consultant into a full-time management position:
“What's important to me about ADVENT is that they literally change people's lives. I think, for me, the most important thing is that being a person in the background, I get to help change people's lives by helping the people that do actually change people's lives, and that's just an amazing feeling for me.
Jeff Fahrenbacher, I'm the IT and Facilities Coordinator. I've been here for about a year-and-a-half. Before ADVENT, I worked for an IT firm, and ADVENT was actually a customer of mine.
Honestly, ADVENT was one of those places that I started to develop relationships with the people here. Having those personal relationships with a customer made things better for the business I was in. I started realizing that when I was getting scheduled to come here, I was trying to make sure that it was at the end of the day. My purpose for doing that was that if I ended my day at ADVENT, and their day was ending, I got to spend more time with these people and get to learn more about them and we ended up becoming friends. I was pulled aside, when I was here doing work, and I was asked, ‘Hey, do you know a guy?’ I was like, ‘Ha-ha, me!’
I do it because I love the atmosphere here. This is a place I've wanted to be for a long time. When I get to see or make people happy because their stuff is working and they're able to get their jobs done. The PAs and the MDs and MAs and everybody at ADVENT, actually, is doing such great things for so many people. It just makes you strive to do everything you can even better than you thought you could.
ADVENT is different, at least for me, and this is just my personal perspective on it. It's different for me because it's like a family. I'm not just a number to ADVENT. I'm a person. I am Jeff Fahrenbacher, the IT guy. I think that everybody's like that. There's no one person here that's not recognized for who they truly are. And I think that's rare these days, especially in a company like ADVENT that's growing so much, so fast. There's still that personal feel.
ADVENT makes me happy. I'm happy to do what I do, and when I get up in the morning, I enjoy coming to work. When I go home, I like talking to my family about my work. I love the company. I love what I do for it. I love my job and that just makes my life as good as it can be right now. Shout out to Dr. Kandula- you're rocking it, dude!”