Getting to know... Jason Hegarty
Over the festive period, we’re shining a spotlight on the people that make up the Mortgage Brain family by asking them a few questions to find out what makes Christmas for them. So, join us for a coffee break with…
Jason spends his working hours leading the development of innovative new products that enable mortgage advisers to work more effectively, efficiently and compliantly.
How long have you been a part of the Mortgage Brain family?
Since Feb 2019.
What is your roll within the business?
Head of Product & Innovation.
What do you like best about working for Mortgage Brain?
Playing a part in the future direction of the products we will deliver to the industry.
Now let’s dig a little deeper into what Christmas is like for Jason Hegarty.
What is your favourite Christmas movie?
The Polar Express.
Turkey, goose, or something else?
Brussels Sprouts – yes, or no?
Yes, absolutely YES!
Do you have any family Christmas traditions that you follow every year?
Mushrooms on toast for breakfast! Tree presents for the evening.
Real tree or imitation tree?
What is your favourite Christmas drink?
Are you an early riser Christmas morning because it’s all too exciting or do you have to be dragged from your bed?
Early riser because my youngest drags me from my bed at 5 AM.
What is your favourite Christmas song?
There are so many, but anything classical.
What was the best Christmas gift anyone ever gave you?
A Commodore Amiga (it was a really fancy computer in the late 80’s early 90’s).
And what was the worst (mentioning no names)?
A single deck cassette player (my sister got a twin deck!).
Do you have your Christmas shopping finished by the start of December or are you still searching for gifts on Christmas Eve?
Still scrambling to find presents on Christmas Eve.
Which four celebrities would you invite to your Christmas party?
I can’t think of any, Christmas is a time for family. Having strangers over would be too much effort.
Do you crave a white Christmas?
Not really but I do love snow when there is enough to make snowmen and igloos.