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NewBoCo Workiversary: David Tominsky

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px”][text_output]On May 20, our Iowa Startup Accelerator Managing Director David Tominsky celebrated two years with NewBoCo.

Tominsky joined the nonprofit as the Program Manager for Iowa Startup Accelerator on May 20, 2014. At the time he was the first official hire for the organization. Eric Engelmann, co-founder and Executive Director for NewBoCo, said this about teaming up with Tominsky, “He’s really passionate about this community. He’s a great leader, and wants to engage more deeply with the ecosystem.”

Two years later, the nonprofit is a team of 8. Coworkers shared their favorite memories and traits to celebrate two years of Tominsky.

1. Launch Day 2015 David had the final word that evening, based on Gandhi’s “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” It left me in stunned silence.

2. Loyalty. David is someone who is fiercely loyal. Whether he’s leading a Boy Scouts meeting or leading the cheering section at a little league game, supporting cohort teams in pitch competitions, or bragging about what ever startup he’s sporting on his shirt that day, once you have David in your corner, he’s never going to leave.

3. He knows the true meaning of “work hard, play hard.” David is definitely the best swivel stool balancer, high fiver, and morning greeter to be found at NewBoCo. From founding Whiskey Friday to running multiple summits in a week, it’s pretty clear that he really knows how to “work hard, play hard.”

4. David’s most endearing trait is certainly his passion for helping people. He genuinely loves helping people succeed and it’s in his nature to ask what he can do for you and use his expansive network to make the right connection.

5. My favorite trait of David’s is his enthusiasm – he seems excited about anything he’s asked to do.

6. My favorite memory of David is the gong because it was so random, but he made it seem so normal. The gong came in a huge box and David made it seem like “who wouldn’t buy a gong and have it delivered to the office?”.

7. He hardly has to do anything to make me laugh, but he would probably do anything to put a smile on someone’s face. For example, he’s always trying to do high kicks at me to get me to flinch, though I never do.  So he tries harder…in vain.

8. When I joined Vault Coworking and was first checking out the space, the first real life “co-worker” I met was a baby-face David Tominsky on my first day. He was working the recruiting gig at the time. We were fast friends.[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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