Building·The·Dream noun: The collective passion, ethic, vision, and set of values channeled by a group to achieve a common goal of being extraordinary.
Name: Alex Bruno
Title: Business Development Representative
Where did you grow up? Poughkeepsie, NY
Two truths & a lie:
1. I failed my driving test 3 times
2. I don’t know how to ride a bike
3. I was on Slime Time Live as a kid
Lie: All true!
What have you learned in your time at BlueConic – about startups, about your role, about your team, about yourself?
A: Being at a startup has showed me to look at things in a new light. When you work for a large company, change doesn’t happen very often or quickly. Working here, if something isn’t working exactly right, the adjustments are made in an agile fashion. As a BDR, I try to learn from my teammates every day. Even though we have the same title, we all handle the role a bit differently. The variability we all bring to the table makes each one of us better at our job.
What has challenged you the most? How did you deal (or are you dealing) with that challenge?
A: I came from a very large, well known company where the biggest challenge I faced there was overcoming what people thought they knew about us. This has been a complete 180 – evangelizing a new brand and a relatively unknown technology. It’s been a fun challenge to take on, and the best way I’ve learned to deal with it is to never stop learning about the platform and my verticals.
If you could change one thing about your time here so far, what would it be?
A: I wish I came here sooner.
What’s your advice to the newest members of the Crew (if you’ve been here) OR what was your acclimation to BlueConic like (for the newer folks)?
A: Come in ready to hit the ground running. Not coming from a marketing technology background, I’ve tried to ask as many questions as I can to get the best understanding of our platform.
Why are you at BlueConic – what was it about your interview that you remember and made you want to be here? What keeps you here?
A: In my interview with Cory and Kevin, it was evident I was going to come here and continue to learn, which was really important to me. I also knew I wanted to be apart of something that was being built by smarter, inspired people. I love my job, I love being a part of how this company evolves, and learning something new every day is an amazing feeling.
In the near and middle term, what are you focused on? What would you like to do that you aren’t or haven’t been able to do?
A: My biggest focus right now is to keep building on my selling skills – I want to be able to handle every part of the sales process.
What is your favorite BlueConic product feature?
A: The Segmentation Tool
What is your proudest moment at BlueConic?
A: I received an email from a prospect once that said my outreach was the “best out-of-the-blue pitch” he’d gotten in years.
What would others be surprised to learn about BC/your job?
A:When we’re not talking on the phones, we’re usually singing.
If you could switch roles with anyone else in the company for a day, whose job would you choose and why?
A: Todd and Will, for sure. The Customer Success team learns a ton about real client problems, and how our technology can solve them, which would be a great learning experience.
A: Spicy Yellowtail and Spicy Kani
Favorite emoji: 🍕
Favorite sports team:
A: New York Yankees
A: : “You only have one life to live, that’s the way I see it. Maybe I’m just a dreamer but I say shoot for the moon.” – George T. Passarelli
Favored piece of furniture in the office:
A: I love my standing desk, but the bean bag chairs are a close second.
What is something on your bucket list?
A: I want to live abroad for a little- preferably in Italy.
Who is your biggest hero?
A: My parents.
Favorite Spotify playlist at work:
What did you want to grow up to be when you were younger?
A: The first woman president.