Put a Face to the Name: Meet Jodie Ryan
How long have you worked in your role, and what do you enjoy most?
A New York minute! This is my first foray into the world of software technology. I have been with OpusXenta for four months now, has been quite the learning experience so far!
What other roles/careers have you previously had?
I come from the death care industry, and it is what I am most passionate about. My most recent roles have been working in cemeteries and funeral directing. Prior to this, I owned an Emergency Management Consulting business, and before that, I spent many years working in 4 & 5-star hotels in various roles.
What is your favourite quote?
I have two quotes that I try to live my life by…
Fall down seven times, stand up eight.Japanese Proverb
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.Mae West
What are three words that best describe you?
Loyal, adventurous, determined. Lea-Ann would also add short I'm sure!
Tell us about yourself outside of work?
I'm a Virgo who likes long walks on the beach, candlelit dinners…. Oh, wait, wrong questionnaire! I'm a big kid at heart, love spending time hanging out on the weekend with my family in the magnificent Queensland sunshine. I have two big fluffy cats – a Norwegian Forest Cat called Mia and a somewhat rebellious Ragdoll called Moose - and I am quite partial to Lego; yes, I'm not afraid to admit it! A favourite pastime, like many of you, I'm sure, is travelling. I love learning about and immersing myself in other cultures and cannot wait until I can dust off the passport again. First stop…. Back to Greece!
What advice would you give your twelve year old self?
Cherish every moment spent with family, make as many good memories as you can and always believe in yourself, you're gonna do great!
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be and why?
Teleportation. One blink, and I could be helping anyone anywhere in the world. I would also love it if I could teleport back in time; I would love to visit ancient Greece and Egypt!
If you were an ice cream, what flavour would you be and why?
Chocolate peanut butter - because most people are a fan of me but I'm also a bit nuts!
What would your theme song be?
Oooh, tough one….too many great options to choose from, and it depends on what I'm hyping myself up for! But in most circumstances, a 90s hip hop track would be the song de jour.
Which famous people would you invite to a dinner party? They could be dead or alive.
Barack Obama, Jason Statham & for a bit of Aussie humour Bob Downe.