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Meet Updater: Richard Garvey, Marketing Manager for MoveHQ

Introducing Marketing Manager for MoveHQ and competitive triathlete, Richard Garvey. From writing for the blog, to planning and executing events, to making sure the website is in top shape, Richard leads all of the marketing efforts for MoveHQ — a wholly-owned subsidiary of Updater. Read on to learn more about Richard, his adorable dog Ace, and why he loves Updater.

Where did you grow up?

Haddonfield, NJ, which is about 20 minutes outside of Philadelphia.

How many times have you moved?


What are two personal tidbits about you?

I am a competitive Ironman and that doesn't leave enough time for me to have another interesting fact about my life.

How did you come to work at Updater?

I found myself in the right place at the right time! 

What’s your favorite thing about working at Updater? 

Everyone here has a critical role. And everyone here is great!


What’s your go-to afternoon sugar rush? 

Gummi bears — I literally just finished a bag.

What’s the most interesting thing you have on your desk at the moment?    

An Ironman Maryland coffee cup. 

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? 

The most certain way to succeed is to always try just one more time.

In your opinion, what NYC borough is the best borough? Why?

Manhattan! Because I live here and pretty much have never gone to the other ones.

What three words describe you best?

Driven, optimistic, and friendly.


You’re throwing a dinner party and can invite anyone you want (dead or alive), but you can only invite five people. Who gets a seat at your table and what do you cook?

Assuming we all speak English, I would invite Aristotle, Dale Carnegie, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Rene Descartes. I’d cook something that takes a very very long time to make.

Favorite book? 

How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie.

What’s your favorite quote?

"Don't give up. Don't ever give up."  — Jimmy Valvano

If you were a food, what food would you be? Why?

Pizza, because it can transform into many different forms and everyone likes it!


What are four things you can not live without?

Friends, family, goals, and my dog.

You’re about to move. What would you make sure to never do again? 

Hire a mover that isn't trusted.

Lunch is on us! What’s your dream sandwich?

You choose! I like trying new things — just no mayo. 

If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Times Like These, by Foo Fighters.

You have a million dollars and 24 hours to spend it. What do you buy?

A really expensive bike… Then maybe donate the rest.

What’s the largest item you’ve ever had to carry on the subway?

My dog. He’s also the most adorable item I've ever had to carry on the subway.

What are two truths and a lie about you?

  1. I can do a backflip from standing still.

  2. I have run over 60 miles straight.

  3. I never lie.

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