Associate Spotlight - Martin Sung
2.25.2021 By Availity
While he’s still early in his career, Martin Sung has gained a lot of experience in several different industries. When he arrived at Availity a year and half ago, he knew that he was at the right place to leverage his past experiences and transform the Infrastructure & Cloud Services organization.
Martin started his career in international trade, finance, and economics about five years ago, but he quickly realized that it wasn’t his true calling. His friends encouraged him to go back to school to pursue his passion, so he followed their advice and earned another degree in Information Technology at Florida State University.
“I have always enjoyed technology, but never thought of it as a career choice,” he said.
After earning his degree, Martin worked at a big data company in an Emerging Leaders technology program that helped him accelerate his IT leadership skills. He also served as a strategic cloud development engineer tasked with enabling cloud vendors such as Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform before joining Availity as a program delivery leader in the Infrastructure & Cloud Services organization.
In his current role, Martin ensures that Infrastructure & Cloud Services scrum teams deliver on key strategic initiatives. He is currently working with a team of architects across multiple teams to enable Amazon Web Services at Availity. He’s excited about the opportunity to help create lasting change in the organization and the healthcare industry.
He considers himself an agent of change and states, “we all have the opportunity to modernize and transform Availity for the future.” He acknowledges that change can be difficult but encourages his team to embrace Availity’s open and inclusive dialogue value to ensure everyone has a voice—whether they’ve been here 10 months or 10 years.
Jumping into a large change management initiative may be daunting for some, but Martin welcomes the challenge. He believes to be successful you must build relationships across the organization and challenge the status quo in a constructive way. “Help others, and help will come back to you,” he says.
Martin recently started a Cars & Coffee Yammer community so associates could get to know each other and fuel their caffeine and octane addiction while sharing pictures of their “toys.” He says he’s waiting for Russ to join and share his collection.
In addition to cars, Martin enjoys golfing and spending time with his pups, Harley and Mila.
Just for fun
Favorite Book: Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win
Favorite Movie: The Dark Knight
Favorite Food: Asado