THE PROP: His professional life revolves around games, but working for GTECH is a serious business for Brendan Hames.
Account development manager – GTECH
Why did you select your profession?
I have managed or run a business since I was a teenager, and that was a choice made because I feel like I had the best teacher in the world growing up, watching my father do the same.
Where do you see yourself professionally in 10 years?
Continuing to learn from everything and everyone around me. Continuing to challenge myself. Continuing to grow. And coaching my kid’s Little League team.
What advice would you give your 22-year-old self?
Find a way to better mix athletics into your weekly juggling act. Those particular competitive propensities cannot easily be replaced.
What is your favorite Rhode Island escape or hobby?
Relaxing on Narragansett Beach.
How do you keep a work-life balance?
I ensure that I cook every meal when I am home, and quality dinner-table conversations play a big part of that life balance, along with as many sunset family walks along Narragansett Seawall as possible. •