Ted Metcalf has been with Spud Software since our logo was a potato and mobile technology meant you had a flip phone. He's worked with hundreds of clients and saved the day more times than we can count. And we're grateful that a chance meeting in a hallway has led to 15 years of service with Spud Software.
It all started one afternoon when Ted was visiting a previous engineering contract employer. As he was leaving their office he ran into Derek Sommer, Spud's owner. After a quick interview, Ted was hired on the spot and started working the very next day.
Since then, Ted has helped Spud Software's clients with everything from computer glitches to entire networking solutions. He's like a technical superhero, often saving the day to get businesses back on their feet or spring them forward with new technology that sets them ahead of the competition.
"Ted is the dream employee. He always puts in 110%. Clients send me thank you notes expressing their appreciation for what he does for them. An employer cannot ask for anything more than that", said Sommer.
Simply put, Ted does what it takes to get the job done. But for him, the most rewarding aspect of his job is "getting to know the people I have met and gotten to work with over the years."
But Ted isn't just a company man - he's a devoted husband and father, and he loves that Spud provides him with the flexibility he needs to be there for his family - whether it's a family camping trip, game night, or supporting his kids' high school marching band.
When he's not working, Ted enjoys training in martial arts, watching American Ninja Warrior and the latest Marvel superhero movies. (They have yet to add him to their line-up, but we're working on it!)
We are grateful to Ted Metcalf for the hard work and dedication he's shown Spud Software for the past 15 years and we look forward to 15 more years.