Tabler of the Week: Sam Cicotello

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 of the Week: Sam Cicotello

Tabler Since: March 2015

Hails From: Dyersburg, TN

Proud Alumni Of: Vanderbilt University

What is your role at Social Tables?

Run our people and operations, which means that I am in charge of making sure I have the right people here, in the right roles, doing the right things, happily.

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What were you doing before you came to Social Tables?

I worked at The Motley Fool, where I was managing our customer service team.

What do you like to do outside of work?

  • A mom of two amazing children and most of my time outside of work is spent with them.
  • Lots of soccer, football, and lacrosse.

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Talk about your favorite Core Value:

Stay Lean. I think it’s a great reminder that as a startup and as we start getting bigger and grow, we will have to pay a lot of attention to spending money on what matters. Especially from a cultural perspective, I think when you grow it can be easy to think that you can solve cultural problems by putting money behind them. Stay lean reminds me to get to the bottom of the problem rather than thinking there is some way you can buy yourself out of it.

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Talk about your favorite Social Tables event:

#STConf. I learned a lot about the industry and it also gave us the ability as a workforce to talk about things that are important to each of us but that we don’t talk about on a day to day basis. From a 50 foot view, we got to say “this is our industry and this is our role in the industry” and talk about it across the entire company.

What makes you weird?

I’m all in on whatever I’m doing (and I realize that’s weird). If I am running people things here, I am all in on running people things. If I’m cheering on the sidelines of the lacrosse game, I’m going to lose my voice. I like to be fully immersed and very excited about whatever I’m doing.

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Cheers from Peers:

I loved your diversity report! Great job on this blog post, can’t wait to see what you come out with next!

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