49: "A Multi-Passionate Barnes & Noble University Graduate" with Anthony Corrado, Chief Technology Officer

I’ve had a lot of different roles and career paths since graduating college, but Anthony Corrado blows my resume length out of the water. His adventures in employment have led him to a wide variety of positions, including comedy club host, home audio sales specialist, and regional manager for a boutique gold and diamond buying company. Self-taught with a degree from what he calls, “Barnes & Noble University,” Anthony champions the belief you can thrive on the road less traveled. Despite having not written his first line of computer code until the age of 32, he parlayed his eclectic past experiences into a rapidly-accelerating career where he now acts as the Chief Technology Officer at SpectAR, an augmented, mixed, and virtual reality software company. For anyone who feels like they keep hitting dead ends with jobs and can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, this episode is for you.

Anthony Corrado

About Anthony:

Anthony Corrado took on his role of Chief Technology Officer at SpectAR in 2018 after several years consulting in software. In 2015, having gotten his first taste of how augmented reality would begin to revolutionize nearly every industry, he took a leap and shifted his focus to this emerging technology.

This jump was his latest in a line of “ready, fire, aim” career moves designed to increase skills in highly sought after areas. His adventures in employment led him to a wide variety of positions, including comedy club host, home audio sales specialist, and regional manager for a boutique gold and diamond buying company. Along the way, he discovered the value of networking and communicating effectively.

Self-taught with a degree from what he calls, “Barnes & Noble University,” he champions the belief you can thrive on the road less traveled. Despite having not written his first line of computer code until the age of 32, he parlayed his eclectic past experiences into being featured as a spotlighted software developer in Next Reality News, selected as a panelist on the future of immersive experiences at Twin Cities Startup Week, and invited to collaborate alongside Microsoft’s own Mixed Reality team in Redmond, Washington.

Company Website: SpectAR
LinkedIn: Anthony Corrado