Meet Udi: Strategy Master & Believer in Shoulder Pads

by | Jan 23, 2020

2 min read


Our ShipMates are to credit for creating and maintaining this culture and making VeriShip such a fun place to work.

Get to know the people behind the magic and their contributing roles through our ShipMate Spotlight Interview series. Check out the previous ShipMate Spotlights, here.


When did you start working for VeriShip?

I joined the ‘Ship in November 2017.

What are three things that make you want to come to work at VeriShip each day?

The people I work with, the problems we help solve, and the potential we have in a growing market.

What do you wish you knew more about? 

American history (since I’m not from here) and also what really is hidden within Area 51.

If you could invite 3 people, dead or alive, to a dinner party, who would it be and why? 

President Obama – to learn how to be cool, calm, and collected as he is

JRR Tolkien – it’d be pretty cool to pick the brain of my favorite childhood author

Mac Miller – bc Mac is Mac.

What fad or trend do you hope comes back? 

Shoulder pads.

What is the most heartwarming thing you’ve ever seen? 

I once saw a herd of elephants rescue a drowning juvenile elephant. Nature is amazing.

What popular TV show or movie do you hope comes back? 

How I Met Your Mother.

What could you give a 45-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?

My wife, my dog, and probably my home country of Sri Lanka.

What irrational fear do you have?

Cockroaches (aka Mother Nature’s Mistake)

What destination is at the top of your bucket list? Why? 

Topeka, Kansas (JK)

Japan – my wife and I are huge fans of discovering cultures through native cuisine. That, combined with Japan’s amazing history, makes it my top place to visit.

If you were given a one-minute ad slot during the Super Bowl that you couldn’t sell, what would you fill it with? 

An ad about Dwight Schrute’s idea: Horse. Boat. A canoe built around a horse so you can go from riding to water travel without slowing down. Horse boat!

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? 

“Don’t be an idiot.” Whenever I’m about to do something, I think, “Would an idiot do that?” And if they would, I do not do that thing.


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