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Chicago CEO Uses A Business Degree To Succeed In The Technology Industry

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Computers and information technology (IT) touch nearly every aspect of modern life. Information technology can help with such diverse tasks as driving motor vehicles and diagnosing diseases. IT enables seamless integration and communication between businesses anywhere in the world.”

(Photo Courtesy of Michael Krasman)

(Photo Courtesy of Michael Krasman)

Co-Founder and CEO of UrbanBound and Director of Hireology Michael Krasman, has a unique talent of adding technological services into a business and employment setting and how to be successful at it. UrbanBound is the first cloud-based employee relocation platform, and Hireology helps businesses make better hiring decisions. Krasman offers his expertise on how to use a degree in business to succeed in the field of technology.

What inspired you to enter this field?

“I was always a technology enthusiast and a software-minded individual. I was intrigued at an early age with how software and hardware operated. That passion has only strengthened over time and today we maintain a dedication at both UrbanBound and Hireology to ensuring that our users are at the core of our design processes with each solution we design and develop. To me, there is nothing more rewarding than knowing that the products we are building are delighting our customers and solving real problems for them.”

How has your education helped with your career?

“I love to envision ways technology can be leveraged to make life better. I was able to really leverage this passion while a student at the University of Michigan. Although I didn’t formally study computer science (my degree is in business), I started my first company as a freshman with two friends who were in the engineering school. We started building websites for companies that had no online presence (this was the mid-90s), and I was hooked from that moment on.”

What advice can you give others looking to go into this field?

“Follow your passion, for true happiness can only be had when doing what you love. Look for jobs and companies tackling interesting challenges and get them to hire you by expressing the passion and knowledge you’ve acquired.”

Sara Lugardo is a professional writer out of Chicago, Illinois. She has a bachelor’s in communication and is currently working on her master’s. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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