benefitexpress April 19, 2019 4 min read

Standing Ovation Award: Brian DiDuca

benefitexpress is proud to be a company that practices ongoing employee recognition. That's why we implemented our 'Standing Ovation' award.

A Standing Ovation is a special reward program at benefitexpress to honor employees who have gone above and beyond in fulfilling our Community Pillars. Each quarter, nominations are tallied, read and carefully considered before being awarded to two employees. We announce this recognition at our company "Town Hall" all-staff meetings where the final nominations are read aloud to highlight how much the winners have done to deserve the award. Aside from the employee recognition, each winner also receives a monetary reward of $2,500.

Brian DiDuca, System Specialist Manager, is the winner of the Standing Ovation award for his work in the fourth quarter of 2018.

A day in the life of Brian

As a System Specialist Manager, Brian enjoys the fact that no two days are the same. He leads the system specialist team to ensure each client’s websites are configured and functioning as expected, and that all of our data files are transmitting smoothly every week to the clients and vendors. This includes collaborating with our Electronic Data Integration and development teams to keep up with changing requirements, tackle rising issues and support future code enhancements. He also works closely with system specialists to provide creative solutions on custom configuration projects.

We sat down with Brian to get the full scoop on his role here at benefitexpress, along with some of his favorite parts about being on the team.

What is your role at benefitexpress and how long have you been working here?

I have worked at benefitexpress for just about a year and a half. I manage and support our team of System Specialists.

What motivates you; in general and at work?

Being a part of a strong team where everyone shares a passion for what they do and strives to deliver the best product they can. I love coming to work each day and not knowing what the next challenge will be, or who I’ll be working with that day.

What's it like to work at benefitexpress?

benefitexpress provides me the opportunity to coach and lead a team of highly intelligent individuals and help them strategize their thinking towards troubleshooting system issues. The collaboration among our team is awesome.

What do you like about working at benefitexpress?

The fast-paced and hard-working environment. Everyone works so well together, and are all dedicated to delivering the best work they can. Working with a strong team motivates everyone to do their best and to think critically about problems and find paths to the right solutions.

How would you describe the benefitexpress culture?

The benefitexpress culture is a relaxed, friendly, family-like environment full of motivated and hard-working employees.

What’s one of your favorite memories since being at benefitexpress?

Taking a chartered bus full of employees (friends) from the office to watch the White Sox host the Yankees. Everyone had a great time, even though the Sox lost in the thirteenth inning.

Congratulations, Brian! We're glad you're a part of the benefitexpress team.

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