Simon Koscinski is the founder and managing director of Advatek. Get to know him here…
How long have you worked in the IT industry?
A solid 19 Years – not sure where all that time has gone.
How long have you been running Advatek?
I have been at the helm of Advatek for 11 Years now.
What do you like the most about the industry and your job as MD of Advatek?
Technology is my number one passion, and there has never been a greater need for a business to have robust IT security measures in place, so for me, there’s never been a better time to be running an IT Security business.
What’s the most exciting thing about your job?
Definitely the buzz I get when a client gives us great feedback for doing a good job for them – it gives me an enormous sense of satisfaction.
What’s your career highlight to date?
I think just getting the business off the ground in the first place. When I started, it was just me in a small rented office with a desk, a chair and a laptop. Although it’s been the greatest challenge that I have ever faced, I am really proud of where the business is at today.
Who’s been your biggest influence?
A bit of a cliché, but its definitely Richard Branson – I always wanted to start a business, so I read all of his books on being an entrepreneur. I met him in Liverpool a few years back, I even have a photo to prove it.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
I am a sucker for a Disney Animated Film – Hate to say it, but I am the blubbing Dad at the back of the cinema.
What’s on your bucket list?
So many things on my bucket list, just hope I get to do them all! I am 50 this year, so trying to cross a few off the list in 2019 – Going to Vegas was one of them, and I have that particular trip booked in this year, I am also running the London Marathon on 28th April 2019.
Who’d play you in a film?
Got to be Rob Brydon, my doppelganger and a fellow Welshman of course!!
Back in the day, I used to organise dance parties for a living.