Employee Spotlight - August 2016

Steven Spiegel


Steven Spiegel joined GDS as a full-time employee in the Power Supply department in June 2016. Steven first started working with GDS part-time in January 2016 as he was finishing his last semester at Georgia Tech. He graduated in May with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. Steven is originally from Pensacola, Florida, where he worked in a rotational program with Gulf Power cycling through various hands-on and technical positions at everywhere from a coal plant to their corporate office. Steven spent the first few years of his college career at Florida State University, and while not in the library was out recruiting members for a downhill skateboarding club he co-founded. Steven’s intense dedication to his education continued while he transferred to GT, which resulted in him graduating with highest honors and the privilege of giving a speech at the GT Spring Commencement.

Since joining GDS, Steven has been immersed in projects for multiple clients, including a redesign of a client’s power billing program that is testing Steven’s knowledge of Visual Basic, assisting with evaluating RFP proposals for new power supply arrangements, and managing power supply issues for clients in various RTOs. When Steven is not working hard to solve client’s issues, he spends his time playing drums or synthesizer and studying for the FE exam. We are really excited to have Steven as part of the Power Supply team and the GDS family.

Best vacation you’ve been on?
Approaching graduating, I was short on cash and eager to begin working full-time. I was planning to start the Monday after graduation, but my boss, Chris, insisted that I take some time off. I ended up driving across all of Florida for over a week, visiting old friends I haven’t seen and likely wouldn’t see in years. It was by far the greatest vacation I have had.

What do you like most about GDS?
The incredible people that make up the company. There is such a broad variety of intelligent, hard-working people that continue to learn and grow together. Their dedication to their clients’ success is inspiring. I really enjoy and look forward to being a part of the GDS family.

What is your motto or personal mantra?
If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right.