Forty Under 40: Jarrod Ramsey

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Class of 2017 Forty Under 40 Jarrod Ramsey Vice President of Technology Rockfish Digital

If Jarrod Ramsey finds himself lacking motivation, he said, “I think of the Biblical principle, do everything as if you’re doing it for the Lord.”

The Preston, Okla., native holds himself and others to a high standard, and employees have thanked him for being like a “wall of quality” and never letting them “slack off,” Ramsey said.

In fact, Ramsey considers his greatest accomplishment “holding a long and steady course of investing in other people,” he said. “Behind me is a trail of people who have overcome some of their problems, or whose strengths have been doubled, or tripled or quadrupled.”

Ramsey moved to NWA because of Wal-Mart Stores, where he worked as a developer from 2001 to 2007. There, he started out on the company’s global email messaging team and later was “hand-picked” to work on helping to tweak the RFID (radio-frequency identification) inventory system.

Afterward, he worked at Arkansas National Bank until 2008, when he joined Rockfish Digital as senior developer. He became senior director of mobile technology in 2012 and vice president of mobile technology in 2014.

Ramsey also serves as president of the NWA Tech Council, where he is focused on education programs and organizing the council’s main annual event, this fall’s NWA Tech Summit.

He holds a master’s degree in computer information science from Bellevue University in Nebraska.

Ramsey serves as a mentor with the youth group at New Hope Assembly church in Rogers. “I gravitate toward the kids that hang out by themselves, and I help provide them structure and guidance.”

His spare time is often spent with his wife and three kids. He also enjoys working on his car, a 1972 Plymouth Barracuda.