Episode 66 | February 23, 2024

Hard Work That Started on a Cattle Ranch


In this episode of The Insurance Technology Podcast, Reid sits down with Taylor Rhodes, CEO of Applied Systems, to chat about his fascinating journey from childhood to starting his career in technology.

Get ready for a ride down Taylor’s memory lane to hear about his early life experiences, from childhood summers on the ranch to serving in the Marines, and how these experiences have shaped who Taylor is today.

Episode Highlights

  • Summers on the cattle ranch (4:15)

  • The “team over self” Marine mentality (13:40)

  • Entering the tech space at Rackspace (22:21)

  • Being a good neighbor (35:41)

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"Working on the ranch, growing up as a kid and having a family that was agricultural, there's always work to be done. It's hard work. You learn how to work hard, and you learn how to do the job the right way."

Taylor Rhodes

Applied Systems

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