In Chapter 16 of 17 in his 2010 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, customer advocacy marketing executive Alan McNab shares how his passion for sailing allows him to reflect on life and careers. McNab learns the importance of working and competing with friends he can trust. Over time in both competitive sailing and in career, McNab surrounds himself with friends who collectively build a history of accomplishments and experiences. McNab holds a BSEE in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University and an MBA from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. He has worked in various technology marketing roles at Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, Motorola, and is now Vice President, Customer Advocacy at NCR based in Dublin.