Meet Brad Yaun, Information Systems senior associate and technology enthusiast

Crowe Recruiting
| 2/2/2018
Brad Yaun
Brad Yaun joined Crowe last April as part of our combination with SDGblue. At SDGblue, Brad was a talent ambassador, responsible for managing talent acquisition and employee onboarding. Upon joining Crowe, he worked in People Services analyzing data and trends from surveys and reports for Learning and Talent Development. Wanting to further explore his interest in new technologies, Brad transferred to Information Services in December as part of the new robotic process automation (RPA) group.

Q: How have you been able to pursue your career aspirations with Crowe?

A: While I was in People Services leaders allowed me to explore data analytics on a small scale and encouraged me to further develop my skills to create a specialization in that space. When the opportunity arose to join the new robotic process automation group, my leaders were quick to communicate the opportunity to me and helped me make the transition. I am now able to dive deeper into new technologies to broaden my understanding of data analytics possibilities using RPA tools.

Q. What is the new robotic process automation group and what is your role in it?
A. RPA is another step forward in Crowe’s journey toward becoming a digital company. The group applies technology to configure computer software, or a “robot,” to perform high-volume, business process-related tasks. The “robot” can free up time allowing people to focus on higher-level tasks that are more meaningful and that require specialized skills and talents. I’m a senior analyst working with business units to identify, select and assess processes that could benefit from robotic process automation.

Q: What books have made an impact on you?
A: “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” by Greg McKeown has stuck with me in my professional and personal life. The key take away that I’ve put into practice is to explore what is essential, eliminate what is not and work to create a system that protects those states. It’s dramatically shifted how I spend my time.

Q: What do you enjoy doing outside of Crowe?

A: I love running. I completed two half marathons last year and plan to participate in more in 2018. My goal is to complete a full marathon in the near future.