Getting to know Persefoni: Meet Tom Clowers
1. And you may ask yourself, "Well... how did I get here?" (Tell us your journey?)
I’m originally from central California and I got a position in software development at a fairly early age. After a trip through the IT world in the late 1990s, followed by university, and an extended period of working abroad in China, Japan, and South Korea, I returned to the United States in 2013 and re-entered the software industry.
2. And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile. (What do you do at Persefoni?)
As a software development generalist, I have worked on just about every part of the modern web application stack at one time or another. I leverage a broad set of skills across disciplines and connect with specialists working within the various technical aspects of our product to deliver novel and inventive features with a quick turnaround from initial ideation to implementation.
3. And you may ask yourself, "Where does that highway go to?" (What are your hopes for your time at Persefoni?)
I’d like to be able to contribute something concrete to the climate change problem. Our product fills a vital need for hard data in that space. My hope is that we can facilitate a shift towards more practical, data driven solutions for both industry and the public.
4. And you may say to yourself, "My God! What have I done?" (Why is Persefoni a great home for you?)
I find that when I am most enjoying what I do, I am also caring deeply about the quality of the work I put in, and the products I create. I’ve been fortunate that there are a number of people I’ve worked with in the past that felt similarly, and many of those same people work at Persefoni today. I think this is an environment where I can put in my best work, and be proud of what we create as a company.
5. And you may find yourself in another part of the world... (Tell us about your life/hobbies away from work?)
I started a family in my early 40s. My son is almost 2 years old, and I love to spend as much time with him as possible! Outside of the home, I also enjoy snorkeling, paddle boarding, and hiking.
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“Once in a Lifetime" is a series of articles designed to help our customers and partners learn more about Persefoni's truly passionate team. We're not just building award-winning software ... together, we're helping to decarbonize our planet.