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Meet Keith Gall

With only 60 days under his belt, Keith Gall is settling into his new job as Vice President of Sales and Marketing and enjoying turning his mind loose on a whole new career. With the company's increased focus on sales and marketing, Don brought in son on board to help manage Omega's continued growth. Read more below and get to know Keith Gall.

What attracted you to your new opportunity at Omega? “We all need a change and a challenge every now and again. Having spent the last 10 years with in the healthcare industry in implementing data warehousing and decision support solutions, I felt that this new opportunity enabled me to branch out and learn something different. Not only does my new role at Omega leverage my experience and background, but it also allows me to step in, fairly seamlessly, to help manage Omega's rapid growth.”

What do you enjoy most about your new job? “Making the transition has been relatively easy with my background in technology, implementations and sales. One of the things I enjoyed seeing was the excitement from customers and Omega staff at the Educational Conference earlier this year. It says a lot about the business and relationships that have been built over the years. It reinforces that I made the right decision in changing careers and relocating.”

What do you enjoy most about working at Omega so far? “For a small company to be in business for more than 35 years is an amazing testament to employees and customers we serve. Many of employees and clients have been with us for a long time. I think this kind of commitment to product and service is tremendous. We have 82 clients that have been with Omega for more than 15 years, and 6 have been clients for more than 25 years. That's really amazing and exciting to be a part of.”

How is working at Omega different from other companies at which you have worked? “The primary difference is coming from a large, publically traded for-profit business world to a smaller, more flexible firm. At Omega I have more of an opportunity to make a lasting impact on the business. That's because smaller firms can be more agile in making decisions, implementing change and advancing product offerings.”

What is your educational background? “I have a BS in Business Administration from the University of Arizona and an MBA from California State University, Sacramento.”

What was your very first job? “My very first job was stocking the salad bar at Wendy's. Even though I mopped the freezer on my second shift, I managed to get promoted to the fry station, then the grill and finally, the Coup de Grace-the cash register!”

What were your original career aspirations? “I always thought I would end up in the medical field, but I was really never sure what I wanted to do. As it turned out, I didn't like psych or biology, so I switched my major to business and marketing.”

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working? “I'm usually hanging out with my wife, young son and our year old Labradoodle, Murphy. I try to accomplish small projects around the house when I find the time. When I have more time, I like to make furniture.”