August 04, 2022
4 min read

Get to Know GK: An Interview with Allen Wier, Senior Solution Consultant

In this series, we sit down with members of the GK team to learn more about their experience with the company.  

Tell us a little about your career journey. How did you end up at GK?

I began my career at a large retail and financial software company, where I held a variety of highly technical roles writing operating systems and communication drivers. Because I loved working with customers, I gradually moved to more customer-facing functions. I found the perfect mix of customer communication and technical skills in Solution Consulting/ Sales Engineering, and that is where I’ve focused my career in recent years.

Is there a project or accomplishment that you're most proud of during your time at GK?

When working directly with customers and potential customers, every contact is unique – whether it’s a meeting, a proposal or a demo. The greatest sense of satisfaction comes when a customer says, “You nailed it.”

What do you think makes GK unique?

GK has a unique focus on enabling flexibility and agility for our customers. Twenty years ago, retail was noted for being slow to change – big changes came every five or 10 years. Now, it’s more like every three months. Buying a solution that meets the needs of today is no longer sufficient. At GK, we offer solutions that move the industry forward and allow retailers to incorporate any feature or technology needed to meet their present and future business demands. In my opinion, no other vendor comes close to GK in terms of flexibility and agility.

What is your favorite memory from your time at GK so far?

As a remote employee, my favorite memories at GK are the team outings. At these events, I get to meet all the people who are otherwise voices on the phone the rest of the year. Getting to know them, as well as their significant others, has created great memories for me.

What do you like to do in your free time? 

I love working on cars – rebuilding engines and transmissions, doing body work, painting them, or whatever else feels interesting at the time.

What is your favorite vacation spot or the coolest place you've visited?

I am incredibly lucky because I live in my favorite vacation spot. I grew up in Savannah, GA, but I didn’t really appreciate it until I moved away. Over time, Savannah became my favorite vacation spot, then my favorite getaway on the weekends, and finally, home again. So now, every day is a vacation!

Connect with Allen on LinkedIn to learn more!