Gappers are passionate people. We are passionate about each other, our clients, our community, and are inspired by life! To explore more about what drives our team, resident hedgehog, Herbie, sat down with gappers in a series we like to call: Words with Herbs.


Jonathan Vu

How did you get to gap?

It all started with my interest in technology, specifically consumer electronics. I was studying on campus (I'm currently a student at UCSD), just browsing Yahoo News and reading tech news articles. I came across an article about Apple’s new MacBook and as I was reading through I saw a quote from a gap intelligence analyst. I thought to myself, “What kind of company is gap and why are they giving predictions on how the MacBook will do?” I did a quick Google search on gap intelligence and the more I read the more intrigued I was. I noticed that gap had an open position and now I’m here on the other side.

What values lead you and why?

The three values that lead me are passion, integrity, and determination. Passion determines what I do. It's what gets me out of bed early in the morning and gives me the juice to pursue my dreams and accomplish my goals. Integrity follows close behind passion because I want to do achieve my goals in a correct and honest way. Lastly, determination is the underlying factor that propels me forward. Determination is the driving force in what I do. The way I like to think about it is that passion is the gas and determination is the car, with integrity in the driver seat.

Jonathan Vu

What skills are you bringing to gap and what skills are you excited to learn?

I am bringing my analytical skills, efficiency, and team-oriented work ethic. I am excited to learn technical skills and how to predict the future with data.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be, why, and what would you do with it?

Easy – time control! It is literally the ultimate power! If you were a superhero with a power to control time – go forward, pause, or rewind – you could fight against any villain and undo any wrongs and even find the root of their evil and squash it! If I had the power of time control, I would use it to prevent tragedies and help myself out on the side by fixing my mistakes, as well as pausing time before I drop things like my phone or food!

What’s the quirkiest thing about you that you’re willing to admit?

I’ve been playing paintball for 11 years, 5 years competitively. In paintball, you have to “walk the trigger,” meaning you use your index and middle finger to pull the trigger, usually in a very fast manner. Moving my fingers like that has become second nature to me, so you will see me move my 2 fingers like so while I’m thinking, when I’m bored, or just randomly.

Jon Vu

What’s your favorite thing to do in San Diego and why?

I like to think I’m a foodie, so when I get the opportunity, I love going out and exploring different places to eat in San Diego.

Who would win a fight between Spiderman & Batman and why?

Between Spiderman and Batman, I think Batman would win. Batman has more experience, was trained by Ra’s Al Ghul, and is very smart and cunning. Also Batman has a bunch of cool gadgets and his suit is actually made of Kevlar, so he can withstand blows from Spiderman.