Employee Spotlight: Will Slade, Senior Consultant

Meet Will Slade, featured as Protech's latest Employee Spotlight
Meet Will Slade, featured as Protech’s latest Employee Spotlight

By The Protech Team

Will Slade is always trying to “raise the bar” at Protech, and since returning to the company in 2013, he’s been energized by the talent around him.

“Protech also is an excellent breeding ground for taking young, raw talent and coaching them to be all-stars,” Will said. “So when you are surrounded by top notch people that continue to raise the bar, it makes for an innovative, creative and exciting work environment.

Will’s no stranger to raising the bar himself — literally. In his free time, Will still manages a handful of websites, including the Maryland State Powerlifting Association, of which he’s a member and still competes in powerlifting along with his 82-year-old father.

At Protech, Will raises the bar in metaphorical ways. He started at the company in 2005, working on the sales team to help associations find the right association management software for their organization. But since returning to Protech in 2013, Will was given the opportunity to shift roles, becoming the ultimate team player. Now, Will’s on the operations team, helping associations as a consultant.

“Now the associations that I helped become Protech customers, I can personally help on a variety of new projects,” Will said.

What Will works on most is Protech’s MX Online web solution, a member self-service web portal for associations. And for an experienced web guy like Will, it’s a perfect fit.

“Working with MX Online within websites for our Protech customers seemed like a natural fit for me,” said Will, who has a long history with web development. “I created my first website in 1998 using Yahoo! GeoCities — anyone remember that?”

When he’s not at Protech, you will probably find Will and his wife watching their kids play high school lacrosse, field hockey or wrestling. Or, maybe you’ll catch Will on chess.com, where he “routinely get(s) beat by 9-year-olds from far off regions of the world.”