Markese studied architecture in college, then graduated and became a banker at a large financial institution before deciding to pursue his interests in IT. After taking a few classes, he found himself at Ultimate Software. His path may seem like wandering, but Markese feels he ultimately landed at the right place.
Markese describes himself as challenge-driven, which suits him because his typical day includes any number of issues requiring his astute problem-solving. Markese leads nine associates, and together, the team handles the hardware, software, and networking for 16,000 time clocks—so an open and collaborative workplace is key to his team’s success.