This post was written by Sarah Ghessie, operations manager for Social Tables.
Why Do We Have a Tabler of the Week?
We periodically interview one of our amazing co-workers to highlight on our culture blog. A great culture is 100% about the people that drive it. We come from different places, backgrounds, and experiences and all add a lot of spice to this workplace.
Tabler Since: June 2015
Originally From? Vienna, VA
What is your role at Social Tables?
I am an Account Executive so I am tasked with bringing on new business (aka new customers), with a focus on Higher Education.
What were you doing before you came to Social Tables?
Before coming here I was an Account Director at CEB. In my role there, I oversaw two direct reports where we were responsible for renewing a portfolio of 200 accounts.
What do you like to do outside of work?
- Eat – I love trying new restaurants!
- Going to the beach
- Being outdoors – nothing kills me more than having to be inside on a Saturday or Sunday
- Coaching – I coach a youth lacrosse team in the Fall and in the Spring. I love coaching and motivating young children to give it their best on the field
Talk about your favorite Core Value:
Teams are families. I’ve never stumbled across a company that is so open and transparent. Everyone here is so genuinely nice to each other – people eat lunch together, get coffee together, even workout together. Previous roles I’ve been in have been so cutthroat it makes you not want to be around the people you work with so it feels kind of weird to be immersed in this culture where everyone is so close.
Talk about your favorite Social Tables event:
My favorite event is our Weekly Standup [every Tuesday morning at 9am]. It’s good to see everyone come together on a weekly basis and, more importantly, good to get insight and visibility into other departments goals and how they are progressing towards them. It goes back to our core value of Always Honest.
What makes you weird?
I don’t like condiments (with the obvious exception of hot sauce).
Cheers from Peers:
- “Congrats on killing your first day of demos AND closing your first day!!! Unbelievable!!!”