Distance might keep our office apart, but we’re staying connected, especially as we welcome new folks to the fray! Meet our new Senior Project Manager, John Hren, and learn more about the experiences that led him to Superhuman. Director of Client Services Stacy Kuhlmann has this to say about our new addition: “John brings a wide variety of digital project management expertise to the table that is not only going to bring new processes and perspective to Superhuman, but open new and improved ways we work with our clients.”
We’re looking forward to getting to know John via Zoom, and maybe someday, an actual in-person lunch!
Tell us about your background and how you got into project management.
I started my career in Los Angeles, focusing on film development and production. When I moved back to Minnesota, I became a Production Coordinator on a few family-friendly reality tv shows. Each episode became a project in itself. After a few years managing episodes, crews and budgets, I pivoted to web & app development. I’ve always been fascinated by how the world of business has evolved their online presence. From my past experiences, I was able to apply the skills of managing budgets and resourcing to the fascinating world of web development and project management. I was able to work with some great brands as well as a great team of developers to help refine my skills.
What do you hope to experience at Superhuman?
I hope to learn as much as I can. In the short time I have been here, I’ve seen a group of educated and experienced professionals that truly care about their fellow colleagues’ growth and development. As the world continues to change, I hope to experience the positive impact in Superhuman has made on their community, the dedication to their clients and the growth that they demonstrate each day.
What’s the best book you’ve read lately and why?
I am not sure I have a favorite book. I usually read biographies or memoirs. Human behavior within the world of business fascinates me, and to be able to read a story on how people got from A to Z. I took a new direction though and recently read A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. The writing had so much description and so much depth that I felt as if it could be a non-fiction biography. Each location felt like a place that I had actually been to. I also enjoyed some great lessons as well, such as mastering your own environment and making the best of every situation.
What are you most looking forward to in your spare time this summer?
During this unique time, I am looking forward to spending as much as I can outside. Whether that is reading, running or simply taking in the parks and sights that are open. There is a great opportunity for reflection this summer and to enjoy, at a social distance, the people that you care about.