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Rick Burnside

Director of Program Analytics

Rick joined the PFP team in 2010. As the Director of Program Analytics and Information Technology, he is responsible for PFP’s IT infrastructure. His relationship with Quinn Eagan and PFP goes back to 1991 when he was hired to manage software development for First Capital Life, the Eagan family’s preneed insurance company.

What do you love most about your job?

The opportunity to solve problems. I love the challenge of a puzzle and the feeling of accomplishment that comes with enacting a solution.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

My first computer science professor introduced me to the KISS principle, “Keep it simple, stupid.” In all the years since, I still find the simplest solution is almost always the most reliable and efficient.

What do you like to do when you are not working?

I enjoy listening to music and watching sports, especially college football. Whenever I have the opportunity, I head out to the marsh to fish for trout and reds.

 

 

If you could have any superpower what would it be?

Change water to Heineken. I’d have already retired if I could learn that trick.