Joe Shepley is a strategy consultant, which means he helps organizations plan the work they need to do, helps teams get funding, helps organizations understand how technology can improve the ways they do business and helps IT understand what end-users need. In short, Joe said, "I help clients." He does that in his role as vice president and practice leader at Doculabs. And he also does it in his role as a CMSWire contributor, where he regularly shares insight on information management, information governance and records management.

What do you consider your most significant career accomplishment to date?

Being named to the leadership team at Doculabs. It's a wonderful firm with an amazing culture, so to be part of making it run day to day and evolve into the future is an incredible privilege.

How do you define success?

Love what you do and leave it better than you found it.

What motivates you?

I love solving problems and serving clients, and I'm fortunate to have a job that allows me to do both.

What is the first interaction with technology that you remember and what did you think at the time?

In fifth grade we had two VT-100 terminals connected to a Digital mainframe. We learned how to program in BASIC and were allowed to spend a few hours a week programming. Once I saw how the cool kids could get the green bar printers to make pictures out of combinations of characters, I was hooked.

Fill in the blanks:

If I didn't do my current work: I would be a drummer

When I'm not working: I spend every waking moment with my kids — sometimes the non-waking as well.

The highest compliment someone could give me is: "You are kind"