How do you explain your profession to people outside of the industry? What do you find most exciting and/or rewarding about this work?
As merchant and brand managers, our mission is to make shopping easier by providing the products our customers want through an omnichannel experience. Seeing the results of our decisions live on the physical and digital shelf is most exciting.
What milestone or accomplishment have you made in your career that you are most proud of?
As a founding member of Acquco, we started as a team of three. Now, we’re a team of over 150. Building the Brand Management (BM) team here from the ground up has been incredibly exciting, from setting the foundations of our strategy, to developing our systems, processes and especially culture. Just on the BM team we are more than 30 strong now, managing over $400 million a year in revenue.
What is one notable achievement (personal or professional) that you've made over the past year?
Not quite my own achievement, but we promoted a third of the BM team in the past six months. It’s been incredibly rewarding working with such talented individuals everyday, and I’m very proud of our entire team for their consistently strong work ethic, attitude and leadership. It is thanks to them that Acquco is where we are now.
What is a piece of media that has inspired you professionally?
Simon Sinek’s “Start With Why.”
Please share one fun or surprising fact about yourself:
My childhood dream job was a Walmart greeter. Working at Walmart ecommerce was where I truly felt I got my start in my career, so you can say I was always meant to be in the retail space!