Welcome to our MyVestor Spotlight series, where we highlight what makes MyVest so special – our people!
John Dworske, Systems Administrator at MyVest, has worked at MyVest for “10 great years!” He continues, “The culture at MyVest is amazing. The team is super diverse, accepting, and empathetic to all. The leadership really cares about our customers and employees. It’s an amazing place to work.”
Tell us about your role at MyVest.
I work as a Systems Administrator with a team of highly skilled IT professionals. We work in a high volume, fast-paced environment managing computer systems and applications. I have been with MyVest for 10 great years.
What has been your career path? What brought you to MyVest?
After working in the restaurant industry for 18 years, I decided to switch to the IT field in 1999. I started my career as a NOC technician at RagingNet, a small startup. It was an amazing start and I moved on to work at several other tech companies over the years. In 2013, I joined MyVest, which is the best place I’ve ever worked.
What does your job entail?
I am part of a team that continuously manages, updates, and maintains our system of laptops, desktops, servers, and software systems to keep them current and highly secure.
What do you like most about working at MyVest?
I love my job at MyVest. I love working with all the people there and all the new technologies I am exposed to every day. MyVest leadership is very supportive and it’s a great place to work!
What would you say about the culture at MyVest?
The culture at MyVest is amazing. The team is super diverse, accepting, and empathetic to all. The leadership really cares about our customers and employees. It’s an amazing place to work.
What is your biggest achievement to date – personal or professional?
My biggest achievement to date personally is the purchase of my home in South Florida and my dream Jeep. My biggest achievement professionally would have to be my tenacity to stick through all the long days, hard nights working to get where I am today.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Never give up! Stay the course. It always gets better! Never refuse a tip! (Day one as a waiter.)
What would you do if you weren’t doing this?
If I were not doing this, I probably would have ended up owning or managing a restaurant.
What do you like to do for fun?
My greatest joy is snowboarding on powder. I have been skiing / snowboarding since I was 15 years old. Beginning in the mountains of Virginia (Massanutten, Wintergreen, Snow Shoe), the winter of 1995–1996 was spent in Snowmass Colorado, after which I made my trek to San Francisco. I spent the next 25 years riding Lake Tahoe every weekend in the winter. Next to that, I love working on my home and yard, and caring for my 2 Chihuahuas.