Some of the St. Louis region’s most creative minds are part of the RBC’s Young Professionals Network Leadership 100. But who are they and how are they helping shape a stronger St. Louis?
Today’s featured YPN Leadership 100 member is Matthew Nelson, IT security analyst at Express Scripts Inc.
Learn more about Matthew in our Q&A below!
- You wear many hats. How would you introduce yourself to a new YPN member?
I like to keep introductions pretty simple. To a new YPN member, after I welcome them, I would say that I’m in IT and I’m involved with a few community organizations. I am more interested in getting to know a new fellow member than talking about myself.
- What do you enjoy about belonging to the YPN?
Kathy Osborn, Steven Harris, and the YPN steering committee have done a fantastic job providing not only premier networking opportunities at unique venues, but also development opportunities that are critical for career growth.
- Describe a favorite project that you’re currently working on.
I have recently taken on a new role in Digital Forensics and Incident Response at Express Scripts. I am really enjoying learning the methodologies for incident response as well as techniques that hackers use to harm organizations and steal data. It’s extremely technical and I’m spending a lot of my time getting up to speed.
- Why should someone base their business in St. Louis?
While I’m not a business owner, I do recognize that St. Louis is a great town to live in. I’ve visited bigger cities and prefer the wide-open feel of St. Louis, as opposed to the congested nature of other cities. St. Louis has great food and many options for entertainment.
- What are your first three stops when an out-of-town friend visits?
The Saint Louis Zoo and Grant’s Farm are fabulous to visit during the day. The Delmar loop is my all-time favorite for people watching and hanging out at night.
- What’s one St. Louis tradition that everyone must experience?
Everyone should take a trip to the top of the Arch at least once.