1) Name

Phillip Deeb

2) How did you get to gap intelligence?

I had just graduated college from SDSU with a BA in Economics and I wanted to get into some field where I can use what I have learned throughout my college career in daily activities. So I searched and searched (like all job searches, tirelessly). I found gap intelligence and saw that it was a business intelligence firm which sparked my interest. Throughout college I dealt with large amounts of data and knew it was something I was comfortable with, and this job was right down my alley on what I wanted to start doing after my college time had ended.

3) What values lead you and why?

One value that leads me is that I always want to better the people around me. Some might think that bettering others around you might come with a cost to your own personal well-being, while that is true to an extent, it also benefits me to another level knowing that I had either a small or large amount to the outcome of another and made their life easier in any way possible. This value drives me to help the people around me to my fullest extent.

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

The skills that I bring to gap intelligence are ones I have strengthened every day throughout my early career. One of the skills is that I am detail-oriented which allows me to minimize errors to the most of my ability. Another skill is that I am a team player. gap intelligence is a team oriented job where although you have many individual tasks daily, you have to be able to work well with others in your department which I have practiced throughout my career and feel that I can benefit much from here. I am excited to learn my daily activities. I was told that it can be tedious, but that shouldn’t be an issue for me and am excited to learn from my peers on how I can be as effective as possible in my daily routine.

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

It would have to be the ability to teleport. I hate traffic…and would love it if I was able to wake up, get ready, and not have to check Google Maps to see how much time it will take me to get somewhere and what the traffic looks like today. Although, it gives me time to stretch out my vocal cords in the car, I would gladly give that up to be somewhere instantly. 

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

I am extremely silly given the right environment. Of course, I cater to my surroundings, but when I’m at home with my family, I am the comedian and the one that makes others laugh by doing silly things. Making someone laugh just gives me a lot of joy and when everyone around me is laughing and having a good time, it makes me happy as well. 

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

I love to go try new restaurants. Me and my brother will venture out to many different places if we see good reviews for a new restaurant or hear from others that we have to try something; we will go and see if it is good. You have to try something new at least once to determine if it's worthwhile, and since there are so many different restaurants in San Diego, I find this to be really fun and interesting to find hidden jewels (especially the California burrito from Cafe Coyote in Old Town, San Diego seen below).

California burrito from Cafe Coyote in Old Town, San Diego

8) If you were a box of cereal what would you be and why?

If I was a box of cereal, I would have to be Lucky Charms because a lot of it looks like bland cereal, but when you get that marshmallow in the spoon, it just tastes so good. That’s just like me I suppose. I might look bland and unexpressive unlike Fruity Pebbles, but I also have some great little aspects of my life that might be interesting.

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