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Meet the Team: Pegasus CEO Matthew Tucker Interviews Ted Halter

Published August 27, 2020

Meet the Team: Pegasus CEO Matthew Tucker Interviews Ted Halter

Below is a transcription of Pegasus Technologies most recent installment of “Meet the Team,” where our very own Matthew Tucker interviews Ted Halter.

Matt Tucker: All right. Hey Ted, how are you today?

Ted Halter: I am good. How are you, Matt?

Matt: Good. I would like to welcome everybody to, Meet the Employee Corner with the CEO. Today, we have Ted here. I like to say and happy to say that Ted just celebrated his first-year last month with Pegasus. I believe that is correct. Is that correct Ted?

Ted: Yes, sir.

Matt: All right. Ted has been doing a great job for us. For those of you who have met him, I am sure that you can also agree. So we will just start right off Ted and ask you, why do not you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Ted: I have been doing IT work for about thirteen years at this point. But I have been in a customer service role for probably about twenty-five. I like working with people. I know it sounds crazy. Some people would rather work by themselves, especially in the IT world, but I actually rather enjoy working with people and helping out the problems.

Matt: Good. It is the end of summer so we are heading out of the summertime, just want to know did you plan any vacation this year?

Ted: I had some vacation plans. I am trying to do a lobster run in September. A buddy of mine and I drive up over a weekend. We would drive up to Maine on Friday, pack up Saturday by about fifty sixty-pounds of lobster and drive them home. Then Sunday we cook them all up.

Matt: I think you will have to keep me posted on that. I may want to—

Ted: Oh yeah?

Matt: I may want to get in on that.

Ted: Yeah, right? It is a good time. We get about a year, year and a half set of lobster, early supply.

Matt: Did you dig the hole and put them in it?

Ted: No. We will sit there and just boil them up. We got two massive lobster pots that we use. So it is a big process.

Matt: Well the drive alone is a big process.

Ted: Yeah, that is part of the fun.

Matt: I hear you. So question, have you ever seen any of the Harry Potter movies?

Ted: I have not. I have not. I have never seen a Harry Potter movie.

Matt: All right. Well, then I cannot even begin to ask this question is to which house you would belong to and why?

Ted: Yeah no, sorry.

Matt: I may have to just bust out a Sorting Hat and let it pick for you.

Ted: Okay, that is fine.

Matt: All right. We will move on to question number two here. What is the weirdest scar you have? And how did you get it?

Ted: I have a scar on my leg from I guess I was about nine or ten. My dad thought it was a great idea to give me a pocket knife. I was playing around in the backyard and I was flipping it and thrown into the dirt and it got me right in the leg. That is still there. Good times.

Matt: Good old Dad.

Ted: Yeah, right.

Matt: Yeah. I am sure Mom was pleased.

Ted: Of course. I learned some words that day.

Matt: That is right. What is the single best piece of advice you have ever received?

Ted: You never know when you are going to meet up with somebody later in life, so never burn a bridge.

Matt: Like it. That is a good one. Those are words to live by. I am pretty sure.

Ted: Indeed.

Matt: Would you rather be stuck in traffic for two hours every day or never be able to go to Wawa again?

Ted: You know what, I will nix Wawa.

Matt: You are going to nix Wawa.

Ted: I will nix Wawa.

Matt: It is a tough one.

Ted: It really is. But there are other places. It is okay. No traffic. No.

Matt: 7-Eleven, right or—

Ted: Yeah.

Matt: That is about as closes it comes, I think.

Ted: Yeah. We got a bunch of Momma and Pop’s shops around here, so were are okay. We will be all right.

Matt: The name Ted, were you named after anyone?

Ted: My father. I am a junior.

Matt: So second?

Ted: Yes. My dad is the senior.

Matt: Excellent. If one animal was made to be the size of an elephant which would be the scariest?

Ted: Snakes.

Matt: There might be some snakes in Florida the size of elephants now.

Ted: Yeah. Yeah.

Matt: I was thinking like an ant would be pretty terrifying.

Ted: Well. Yeah, I mean for shear strength. Absolutely.

Matt: What is your most recent Netflix binge?

Ted: Tiger King. Tiger King. Yeah.

Matt: I could not turn it off man. It was such a train wreck.

Ted: Oh absolutely. Absolutely. It started out promising and then the more you watch, the more you realize that that train was going to wreck. How horrific it was.

Matt: I think it is still crashed on the tracks today.

Ted: Yeah. It is the one thing that shows what an American is like. There you go, Tiger King.

Matt: Do you have a recurring nightmare and what is it?

Ted: You know, I do not have a reoccurring nightmare.

Matt: Not the teeth lost? Not the turnaround school in your underwear? Nope?

Ted: No. Nothing. I have had a couple of dreams, you know where you are falling but everybody has that. You wake up terrified from that but now no.

Matt: All right. Good. We have a good one here to end on and that is when are you the happiest?

Ted: It is going to sound cheesy and cliche but quite frankly after I have solved an issue and I know the client is up and functioning again. I feel like I have done my job and ultimately, I know that they are very appreciative and that is what drives me.

Matt: All right.

Ted: Feeling appreciated.

Matt: Right back to how you opened up by saying that you really like to work with people. So that is great.

Ted: I do.

Matt: It is great. You just tied it back. So, Ted, I do appreciate your time and given the opportunity for people to get to know you a little bit more. Hopefully, you are not going to find snakes on keyboards. But to—

Ted: Yeah, right.

Matt: Those watching maybe that is a fun joke to play. So for everybody out there and Ted, I thank you. Stay tuned for the next episode. Have a great day.

Ted: Thank you. Go Caps.

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Matthew Tucker
matthew@pegtec.com

As CEO of Pegasus Technologies, LLC, Matthew Tucker brings a rare combination of leadership attributes, technical expertise, and experience in the Information Technology industry. Matthew Tucker is responsible for the annual operating business plan as well as strategic direction. His strong commitment to the company’s growth is evident in his personal involvement with developing the current management team, as well as building the future leadership. Matthew Tucker works closely with the Executive staff to develop and monitor policies and procedures for ensuring the growth and stability of the company. Matthew Tucker’s passion for the company and staff is reflected in his continued efforts to ensure the company culture reflects its key values: personal growth, available management, and recognition of accomplishments.