Rapid Fire with Wen Sang
Rapid Fire Questions with Wen Sang, CEO of Smarking and current Women In Parking member
Q: How did you end up in the parking industry?
A: I couldn’t find parking in Cambridge, MA, during grad school, so I looked into the industry and found out that it’s been left behind significantly for software and data technologies. I strongly believed that everyone deserves a great working tool so I jumped in by starting Smarking, an enterprise SaaS company to bring the best technologies to the parking industry.
Q: What’s been your single greatest challenge been in your career?
A: Building an awesome team.
Q: What’s one piece of advice you can give to someone starting out in the parking industry?
A: Clients come first – whenever and wherever.
Q: If you were a new color added to the crayon box, what color are you, why?
A: Transparent – that’s my communication style.
Q: How do you relax?
A: Movie marathon!
Q: What inspires you?
A: Big projects pulled off by human beings, from the Great Wall to recyclable rockets.
Q: How do you achieve work/life balance?
A: Let my wife help me get disciplined from being a workaholic.
Q: If you had a plane ticket to anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
A: Lüliang, China – that’s home.
Q: Favorite music and/or band?
A: Kevin Kern
Q: What keeps you up at night?
A: Cranking out the next product feature to get our clients excited!