Five minutes with Ron Brumbarger
Meet Ron Brumbarger, CEO of Bitwise Solutions, and Westfield resident.
What do you like about living in Westfield? The cost of living is remarkably low, it’s easy to get around, and it’s safe.
What is your favorite type of music? I like a wide variety of music: jazz, classical, country, pop – really all types.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? I’d go to Yellowstone, the Teton Range, Bryce Canyon, Zion Canyon, North rim of the Grand Canyon, and probably the Badlands.
You also are the chief vision officer of Apprentice University. How would you describe it? At Bitwise, we’re in dire need of fresh talent and leadership in ready-to-work new hires. We can’t find that talent, it’s a very limited supply. So, if I can’t buy it, I’ll grow it. That idea led to the creation of Apprentice University. Apprentice University exists to provide business that pipeline of talent in the future.
What service do you provide through Apprentice University? Businesses are provided the opportunity to mentor students as new hires, and when one mentors, one learns. The fastest way to learn is to teach. Business have the opportunity to learn while mentoring, creating a learning environment, and learning company, and a learning culture. This will create agility in those businesses. In addition, they will have access to that pipeline of future leaders as our mentored students graduate from the program.