Read more from Invariant Corporation co-founder, Brent Spears, on his most memorable moments and what he has learned over the years as a leader for the company.
Q: What is your role at Invariant and what programs/projects do you currently assist on?
A: My current roles at Invariant are Executive Vice President and acting Chief Financial Officer. I support software development on several projects such as the Containerized Weapon Systems (CWS), FireFLY, and Loki. Additionally, I am often pulled in to support other projects as needed.
Q: What motivated you to create Invariant?
A: The major factor for me was the freedom that comes with being your own boss. I wanted to build something successful and somewhere employees would be proud to work and be a part of.
Q: Where were you working prior to Invariant?
A: Prior to Invariant, I was working with David and Brett at ERC, Inc as a Software Engineer. The three of us had also previously worked at Nichols Research Corporation together, too.
Q: What aspect of your job and in working with customers, do you consider yourself an expert?
A: I consider myself an expert in software development. I enjoy solving problems and, most importantly, finding solutions to issues that arise during the development process.
Q: Why do you think organizations should work with Invariant, and how do you think Invariant differentiates itself from competitors?
A: Organizations should work with Invariant because we have been focused on providing the customer with a constant commitment to excellence since day one. Not only are our employees the most highly skilled people but they also go above and beyond to ensure the customer is satisfied, that’s what sets us apart from the competition.
Q: What has been your most memorable moment working at Invariant?
A: Oh, that’s tough. There have been quite a few memorable moments over the past 21 years. What stands out the most was the all-nighters we went through to meet a deadline and then seeing the hard work pay off with a successful test. It is fulfilling to remember that we give our best in all that we do when we see those results.
Q: What have you learned over the years at Invariant (personal, professional, or both)?
A: Personally, I’ve learned that whatever you decide to do in your career, try to do something you love and have a passion for. I have been very fortunate to be involved with Invariant doing what I love.