This month we’re getting to know Greg Henderson. By day Greg is a systems operations manager, but by night he is a devoted dance dad and fisherman.
How did you make your connection to Tamarack?
Previous to Tamarack, I spent 15 years at Wells Fargo. While there, I worked on a few projects with Dan, helping with various support-related tasks. I also spent much of my career in partnership with Tim Appleget, supporting Equipment Finance systems.
Shortly after Tim left Wells Fargo, he shared his experience with Tamarack and that they wanted to bring more people on. Based on where I was in my career and our discussions, it seemed like a great fit and a good time to make the move.
What is your role with Tamarack?
I am a systems operations manager. My role is twofold: I make sure that the Tamarack AI products’ day-to-day production systems are up and running, and I field support questions and issues from our customers. I am also heavily involved in ensuring we remain SOC2 compliant and am working to implement processes and technology to support our compliance goals.
Why did you choose to work in equipment finance?
I joined the equipment finance industry in 2007 when I began working for Wells Fargo. Previously I had been working in IT at Dunwoody College and found a job listing for a support analyst. Ever since accepting that position, I’ve been in various roles supporting the Equipment Finance industry and related systems.
Are you a native Minnesotan?
I am. I grew up in East Bethel, Minnesota, where I lived for 45 years. In 2020 my wife and I bought a vacation home in Englewood, Florida, that has now become our full-time residence.
After 40 years in Minnesota, why make the move to Florida?
My grandparents lived in Fort Myers, and I fell in love with the Gulf Coast as a child. I knew that someday I would end up moving there, but I didn’t think it would be this early in my life. Some of my best childhood memories were attending Twins Spring Training and fishing in the Gulf. When the pandemic hit, and we were working remotely, it seemed like the right time to make the move.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I love to boat and fish. The nice part about living in Florida is that I can get out on the water at almost any time, all year round. When I fish in Minnesota, I like to fish for walleye, but in Florida, I target snook, snapper, or grouper. I am learning to navigate the Florida intercoastal waterway and have rented boats on several occasions.
We also love to travel when we can, and our next planned trip is a cruise coming up in a couple of months. I have two daughters who dance jazz, tap, and ballet competitively, so we travel quite a bit for competitions. Since we are new to Florida, it’s become important to me to connect with other families from our dance studio.
I also enjoy downhill skiing and hope to plan a trip back to Colorado with my family in 2024.
What is your favorite season?
My favorite season would have to be Minnesota summer. I love all of the outdoor activities, and the weather is absolutely beautiful in the summer months. I’ll also add that winter in Minnesota is my least favorite season -- which is why I moved to Florida.
*Just a few months ago, Greg’s family along with many others saw their homes and communities destroyed by Hurricane Ian. While progress has been made to restore those communities, many people are struggling to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of the storm.