Tell us a little about yourself!
I live in Austin, TX now – but previously lived in Chicago for nine years. I have a six-year-old dog named Finn who lays in his bed all day next to my desk. I love going to see live music, exploring nature, and traveling.
What’s your role at WorkReduce?
I’m a director on the account management team so I oversee the engagements with our clients. I help understand the needs of our clients, look for the right talent or process to fill it, and then work to seamlessly integrate a new resource or process into our clients’ teams and/or work-streams.
How do you explain to your Mom what you do for a job? I help companies who have a resourcing or project need and find the right solution for them.
How does your work impact our business and our client’s businesses?
It can be difficult to gain full perspective when you’re deep into the weeds inside a busy company. I’m closest to my client’s business on the WorkReduce side to understand their existing processes, culture, and unique needs – but I’m not as far into the weeds as they are to be able to have perspective of where gaps and opportunities lie. So, I get to help our clients to function better and faster without the added burden of managing new staff, and I help our WorkReduce talent to excel in their role from day one.
You have a great account management background from publishers to agencies, did you choose those industries or did they choose you?
I chased after a career in media because I thought it was a good mixture of both the creative and more analytical side of the industry. I always wanted to work with big-brand clients (I’ve worked on Sprint, Kraft Heinz, and a large pharma drug brand) or at platforms that I personally enjoy (Tumblr). Working on large, complex and challenging accounts has allowed me to grow tremendously during every role I’ve ever had.
What are you bringing from your previous roles and companies to be successful at WorkReduce? I bring a lot of knowledge about agencies and bring the understanding of what they need in order to be successful.
What’s the craziest job you’ve done before, and what did it teach you? I worked at Cold Stone Creamery and the whole team had to sing songs for tips. It taught me to how to create a good experience for customers.
How do you keep sharp in a remote office environment? I have a comfortable desk environment and I drink a lot of water to keep my energy-level high.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given? Stay humble and be kind to everyone you meet.