Look around the halls at Quicken Loans and you might figure that good times are the reason the financial services firm ranks as Computerworld's No. 1 large place to work in IT for 2014.
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Linglong He stepped into the CIO role at Quicken Loans in 2010, taking over the top IT spot at a company continually <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/spring/bp/detail/809">ranked by Computerworld</a> and others as a great place to work. She came to the post with an impressive list of accomplishments. In China, she earned an undergraduate degree in civil engineering from Hehai University and a master's degree in civil engineering from Wuhan University, where she taught civil engineering for seven years. She immigrated to the U.S. in 1991. After earning another master's degree in software engineering from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, she made a career in IT. In 1996, she joined Quicken Loans, where she worked in various roles, from business analyst to director of database and systems engineering, until she came into her current role. Here she talks about her work, her leadership and what it takes to sustain a top-rated work environment. <strong>Linglong He</strong>Best part about being CIO? Seeing the technology impact on the business from the big picture, and seeing the teams work together. Worst part about being CIO? I enjoy every single minute of it, but I've spent less time with my family than I'd like. Family snapshot? Husband, Charles Chen, who also works in technology, and three children, ages 16, 12 and 4. Favorite technology?<a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9220313/How_Microsoft_Research_helped_Craig_Mundie_speak_Chinese">Natural user interface</a> (NUI). Advice you give your staff? Believe in yourself and be yourself. And carry your own sunshine. And enjoy your achievement every day.