Aug. 3, 2022

Darrin Jahnel | Team Culture: 3 Ways To Create A Sense Of Connectedness

Darrin Jahnel | Team Culture: 3 Ways To Create A Sense Of Connectedness

Darrin Jahnel is the founder and CEO of Jahnel Group, a 150-person software consulting company headquartered in Schenectady, NY. Darrin leads with energy and is maniacally focused on creating an amazing work environment for his team.

Darrin earned an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University at Albany and a Master’s Degree in Information Systems from NYU’s Stern School of Business.

Before starting the company in 2012, Darrin worked as a Senior Software Engineer on Wall Street. Darrin has led numerous engineering teams on multi-million dollar projects and is a member of MENSA.

He is happily married and has four children (2 adopted children and 2 birth sons). Darrin’s oldest son, Gideon, is from Nigeria. Although Darrin and his wife refer to Gideon as their son, they cannot adopt him officially. Gideon has parents and 5 siblings back in Nigeria. Last year, Gideon worked 60 hours a week all summer long and earned enough money to buy his family a house back in Nigeria!

Outside of work, Darrin enjoys working out, coaching basketball, drinking beer, and woodworking.

What we discussed:

  • When did playing in "the league" really hit home?
  • How do you develop a winning culture?
  • How do you stay focused?
  • The art of staying curious.
  • What would you tell your 20-year-old self?

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