Meet Brian Surdel
Senior Project Manager
Where are you from and how did you wind up at Blue Magnet Interactive?
Recently moved from Vermont to Chicago, but I was originally from Connecticut and grew up with a former employee of Blue Magnet. She shared what a great company Blue Magnet was and I had to come check it out for myself.
What about Blue Magnet/your role at Blue Magnet do you love most?
The team is the best part of Blue Magnet. All the way at the top, Matt and Chris do a phenomenal job running the ship. Their enthusiasm and love for the company trickles down to everyone else. Every team member is supportive and fun to be around. Makes coming to work so much easier in the morning.
What’s your favorite thing to do in Chicago?
For me, it is simple. Bike as far as I can on the lakeshore path. Find two suitable trees, and hammock the day away. Conclude with something from Chicago's plethora of amazing food options and some local craft beers. Doesn't get better than that.
What's a fun fact about you?
I once got to share a pint of Ice Cream with Ben from Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream.
If we lived in a world without internet, what would be your alternate career?
National Forest Ranger and/or bush pilot.
If you could have dinner with anyone (living, deceased, or fictional), who would it be and why?
I think Teddy Roosevelt and I would have an amazing time at dinner. Bully! Hopefully it would end with a shooting contest out of a moving train.