The ZUP Team: How We Got Here, vol. 1

Everyone at ZUP headquarters has taken their own unique path to landing on the team and we decided we want you to get to know us a little bit better. This new series will feature a fun Q&A and will highlight our passions, interests, career paths, and so much more.

First up is our CFO, Scott Parks. Enjoy!

  1. As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
  2. What path did your career take before landing at ZUP?
    I was consulting with foreign governments on international development assistance and poverty issues.
  3. Sunrise or sunset?
    Sunrise. Early bird gets the worm!
  4. How would you describe your day job to a child?
    I make sure the wheels don't come off the bus, so we can all get to school on-time!
  5. What is the best advice you have ever been given?
    "If you ain't first, you're last." (can't remember the great philosopher to attribute that quote)
  6. Tea or coffee?
    Coffee. I may have a problem...
  7. What is your greatest accomplishment?
    Bring ZUP to market.
  8. What is your favorite board game?
    Scrabble, although my wife thinks I cheat.
  9. Describe yourself in three words.
    Loyal. Measured. Instigator. 
  10. What is your favorite way to unwind?
    Ridin' Zup on the boat!
  11. What is one bucket list place you want to visit in your lifetime?
  12. What motivates you?
    Growing successful businesses and being generous to those in need.
  13. If you could eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  14. What are the last three songs you listened to on your phone?
    Not sure what songs, but here are the artists...
    Mumford and Sons
    Frank Sinatra
  15. What is the one TV show you never miss?
    Billions (on Showtime)
  16. What is your favorite quote?
    "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."
  17. What are your nicknames?
    Scotty, Scotty Boy, Mr. Scott
  18. What character trait to you most admire?
    Intrinsic Motivation
  19. What is your best kept secret?
    I would have to kill you if I told you...
  20. Fill in the blank: "I am happiest when _____"
    ... I am with my my wife, Morgan, and my daughter, Emerson.

Thanks for sharing, Scott!