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?
Trustworthy, Energetic, Hardworking, Caring, Problem Solver, Curious, Compassionate.

What is your role at Optoro, and what do you do?
I am a Project Manager on the Professional Services team. I see our clients through the entire implementation of the Optoro software. My role allows for me to work with teams across the company and also get to see our clients put our tools to work to revolutionize their returns.

What did you do before Optoro, and why did you choose to work at Optoro?
Before Optoro, I worked at Deloitte Consulting as a technology consultant. I was a project manager for several technology implementations for the federal government.  I also spent time as part of an internal team who focused on proving out advanced technologies (think machine learning & artificial intelligence) and their applications for government agencies.

What is the most important thing you have learned since starting at Optoro?
I have learned that a small group of people can make a huge difference for our clients, the company and the environment.  

What is the best part of working at Optoro?
Of course – the best part of working at Optoro is the people I work with. I’m sure most people say that about their companies but I am continually impressed by my colleagues’ intellect, their commitment to our clients, their passion for sustainability, and their eagerness to help.

What would you most likely be doing on a normal Saturday afternoon in your free time?
These days, while not the most riveting, my Saturday afternoons are taking my dog, Winnie, out for a walk or a hike, getting around to various chores, and catching up on The British Baking Show.  Prior to March, my Saturday afternoons were typically spent with my nieces and nephews who always keep me on my toes!