Meet Rob Beeler, one of Trava's fearless leaders
We took a bit of a break but our employee spotlights are back and better than ever!
Building a great company from the ground up isn’t easy, but it is something that Trava takes pride in. We are lucky to have a great and hardworking team. As most of our team is behind the scenes, and not customer-facing, we wanted to take the opportunity to introduce ourselves through Trava Employee Spotlights.
Meet Rob Beeler, CTO and Co-Founder of Trava.
In your words, what is your role at Trava.
I'm responsible for the company technology and building the products that we need to reach our overall company vision.
Describe Trava in 3 words.
I would say fearless, fast- paced, and fun. All F words.
Where is your happy place?
I would say I'm usually happiest if I'm out on a trail run. I like running and I love being out in the woods running, so that's probably it.
If you could give your 13 year old self advice, what would it be?
I would say that, hey, you're capable of way more than you think you are, and also network. All the relationships that you'll form along the way are really important in life and in business.
What is your favorite motivational quote?
I like quotes, so I probably could pick from a few. One that I really like is, “you never know how strong you'll be until being strong is your only option.” It always is really meaningful to me.
What has been your favorite project at Trava?
Well, I love them all, it's all been really fun. I would say probably building our agency platform. We put a lot of work into making a platform that's really, really easy to use for insurance agents, which is an important part of our market. Building that platform was just a lot of fun. It has a lot of different elements to it and something we continue to improve, but I really enjoyed doing that.
Cats or dogs?
I have a controversial answer because I'm going to go with neither. Not really a pet person. I mean, I don't have anything against pets, I just don't really want one. My son has a cat that we've had to watch once in a while, and so that's confirmed that I would not want a cat, even though he's a fine cat. I guess if I had to pick one, I would probably say dogs.
What is your definition of success?
I would say it's building something that's meaningful. Especially as it comes to a company, if you can build something that really changes people's lives or the way they do their work, makes their lives easier, or helps solve real problems for people, that's a success for me. So, if people can look at your company and say, " They made my world better," then that's a good thing. I'd be happy with that.