Optoro is made up of a diverse collection of individuals who have come together to achieve a single mission–to transform the reverse logistics industry by finding homes for used and excess goods. We like to highlight that diversity with our Employee Spotlight blog series, during which we sit down with an employee every month to hear a little bit about the people who make the Optoro culture so distinctive.
How would you describe yourself in 10 keywords or fewer?
Robotically energetic, easy-going, efficient multi-tasker, dog friendly. Zero inbox.
What is your role at Optoro, and what do you do?
I’m on the Professional Services team and implement Optoro’s supply chain and store solutions. I work closely with the Product, Tech, and Operations teams to execute and exceed the expectations of our clients. I perform a variety of client delivery functions, including project management, functional and technical design, and operational planning jointly with internal and external stakeholders to realize the financial benefits and business value of our platform.
What did you do before Optoro, and why did you choose to work at Optoro?
Prior to Optoro, I worked in IT consulting at IBM’s Global Business Services division. After four years, I was looking for a fast-paced, high growth product-based company with opportunities to lead and manage multiple projects (while still developing professionally, having fun along the way, and being friends with coworkers outside of the office). Optoro 100% fit the bill.
What is the most important thing you have learned since starting at Optoro?
As the business grows and key initiatives change, be flexible and prepared to learn and take on new responsibilities quickly with composure. Ask for help when needed (because you will eventually need it) and prioritize in advance.
What is the best part of working at Optoro?
Everyone is friendly, motivated, and generally fun to work with. Communication and transparency from senior management always keeps you in the know.
What would you most likely be doing on a normal Saturday afternoon in your free time?
Watching college basketball over a few pints of craft beers, going on a long run on the DC trails, and catching up with friends or on podcasts / news. Not necessarily in that order.