Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
I was very shy as a child, but my parents moved around a lot, which forced me out of my shell.
I studied abroad in Spain while I was in college, and I got to travel and see different cultures.
Both of those experiences made me very open and able to work with all kinds of people.
I originally went to work for Yahoo (one of the "big guys").
I decided to make the jump into the startup world, which was a huge risk.
I think that taking that leap of faith paid off in the long run, and it got me to where I am today.
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Career

Senior Vice President of Ad Operations

My team is responsible for recognizing all of the company's incoming forms of revenue.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Entrepreneurship
Problem Solving

Day to Day

I'm very lucky in that I spend a lot of time with different groups within the organization; for example, I'll spend a good chunk of my time with products and engineering, going over what's being built currently and what we'll be building next, making sure that our products are meeting market expectations. I also spend time with our sales team helping with RFPs and pre-sales preparation to make sure we're ready to please clients and potential partners.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

During college, do internships and start to get a feel for the business from the inside out. Get your hands dirty and figure out what makes the wheels turn at a business. You need that real-world experience to figure out what the industry is all about.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Teachers:

"You're too timid."

Interviewed By

Anonymous Student