January 23, 2017

Meet the Team: SPC MVPs

Author : Dana Pezzin

Dana Pezzin

Marketing Coordinator at Schaaf-PartnerCentric

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If you’ve ever met anybody from our team in person, you can probably tell that the Schaaf-PartnerCentric team is one big, happy family.  We’re incredibly proud of our employees and, in this monthly series, we give you; our valued clients and partners, the chance to get to know our team on a deeper level. This edition of Meet the Team: SPC MVPs we introduce you to Tom Rathbone and Paul Sherer!

Tom and his team! Go Hockey Donkeys!

Name: Tom Rathbone

Position: Head of Technology

How long have you worked at SPC? I’ll be starting my 10th year next month!

What does your work day typically look like? I like to start earlier in the day to some reading, be those industry articles online, any magazines I subscribe to (I actually do this), or a certain book.

Since we have employees and clients all over the world, there is usually plenty of work waiting for me when I’m properly caffeinated, so I’ll hit those hard in the quiet hours. Then when my team gets on, I’ll circle up with them to get everyone on the same page on daily goals, priorities, and support them any way I can.

Since the tech team supports our entire client base, there is never a dull moment. But for those who like building things, and fixing things, it’s always challenging in a good way! I usually try and step away throughout the day to either go for a walk around the yard to clear my head, or even just to dive into some deep work.

Usually at the end of the day I’ll close up my work and start working around the farm a bit, but always keeping an eye on my phone to support our west coasters as much as I can.

What do you enjoy most about the industry? I like the competitiveness. It creates this constant drive to improve, to innovate, to always do better and find ways to make things happen. The drive to find and create opportunities is so strong, the challenge is to make sure you’re part of that engine.

Is there anything else you want readers to know about you? I’m not mad, I just look like this.

What is your New Years resolution? To have a more well-rounded exercise regimen.

What is your most embarrassing moment? The next time Julie Avila embarrasses me. These moments tend to stack.

What are you most proud of? Growing with, and helping build this company. It’s been a great ride and I can’t wait for what the future (short, medium, and long term) has in store!

 

Name: Paul Sherer

Position: Software Engineer

How long have you worked at SPC? I’ve been at SPC for 3 months, (since Oct. 2016)

What does your work day typically look like? I’m usually up between 7:00 – 7:30 EST. Most days I’ll jump in the car and drive into town for a Venti White Mocha from Starbucks. From 8:00 – 9:00 I’ll review Asana tasks for the day, I’ll review any details or questions I need to touch base with Tom during our 9:00 ROCK call. From 9:00 – 13:00 I’m usually in heads-down mode working away at whatever task I have set to accomplish that day. I usually take some time between 13:00 – 14:00 to have lunch with a colleague, read up on some industry news, or go for a run. From 14:00 – 17:00, pretty much back behind the standing desk, working away.

What do you enjoy most about the industry? I enjoy how data intensive this this industry is. It is a lot of fun to be able to take massive amounts of data and turn it into meaningful information. I also really like that there are tons of opportunities to utilize new technologies you might not think would be used in this industry – things like machine learning, and bots – I think we are really able to push the envelope in what we are able to provide.

Is there anything else you want readers to know about you? I’m a huge advocate for technology education and bringing technology/programming into primary and secondary schools.

  Also, I make sick gingerbread stages! see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jDR4xrrbA0

What is your New Years resolution? My resolution this year is to be involved with more speaking engagements, presenting at development conferences, lecturing at universities, ect. Overall, becoming more established as an expert, professional in my field.

What is your most embarrassing moment? I don’t tend to get embarrassed, I just own it. However, I do tend to do things that embarrass others. Especially when it comes to the dance floor. No one is safe.

What are you most proud of? Definitely most proud of the experiences and opportunities that I have had and excited for what is coming in 2017!




December 14, 2016

Meet the Team: SPC MVPs

Author : Dana Pezzin

Dana Pezzin

Marketing Coordinator at Schaaf-PartnerCentric

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If you’ve ever met anybody from our team in person, you can probably tell that the Schaaf-PartnerCentric team is one big, happy family.  We’re incredibly proud of our employees and, in this monthly series, we give you; our valued clients and partners, the chance to get to know our team on a deeper level. This edition of Meet the Team: SPC MVPs  is a very special one highlighting two of our fearless leaders, Stephanie Harris & Julie Ávila!

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Stephanie, hubby- Scott, son- Zachary and daughters- Lila & Ava at DisneyWorld for our SPC 10 Year Anniversary Retreat!

Name: Stephanie Harris 

Position:  CEO

How long have you worked at SPC?  Over 10 years!!!!

What do you value most about Schaaf-PartnerCentric?  The culture — the people I get to work with every day make me laugh, make me push myself, make me smarter, make me proud to call them my teammates.  During our best and worst days, how we work and who we are, are what I value most.

What is your favorite thing about the industry? That it’s all about relationships.  At the end of the day, this is a channel that relies on meaningful connections.  The success lies in the affiliates you know and trust, the clients you represent and promote, and the partners you lean on for strategy, innovation, and new technology.  When it all comes together, you’re bringing new customers and increased ROI to the table in a very real and measurable way.  It’s a great way to spend the day.

What are you most proud of SPC for? We have been in business for over ten years, and many of the clients I first started managing all those years ago are STILL clients today.  We enjoy long standing partnerships that have grown and evolved over time, and it’s amazing to see the progress of the work we have done together.

Is there anything else you want readers to know about you? I am having my 4th baby in a few weeks, and all have been born during my time at SPC.  This is a special place that allows people to grow and expand both professionally and personally.  I’ve been afforded a work/life balance I wouldn’t trade for the world, and it would not be possible if not for the supportive, family-friendly, flexible company we have.  Thank you SPC!  

What are your new years resolutions?

  • Read one new business book each month
  • Spend more time in one on one coaching with the staff
  • Get some sleep!!!

 

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Julie, hubby- Francis, son- Maddox and daughter- Zoe at DisneyWorld for our SPC 10 Year Anniversary Retreat!

Name: Julie Ávila

Position: VP Client Services

How long have you worked at SPC?  42 months! 

What do you value most about Schaaf-PartnerCentric?  The fact that everyone here is in it together.   In my past life, I’ve worked at several different companies but have never experienced a culture like this…where everyone is truly willing help each other out and looking out for the best interest of the company.  This company is full of smart, hard working individuals but what makes them so unique to me, is that this team also has a strong “ownership mentality” and they’re always looking for new ways to grow the business.  I also value the fact that even though we are a 100% virtual workforce, we find a way to support each other personally or professionally every day.    

What is your favorite thing about the industry?  I love that I never know what’s next.  Things are evolving very quickly in the space which opens up countless numbers of opportunities for our organization and the programs we manage.  I also love the relationships I’ve developed over the years with our partners.  I can always count on good catch up sessions when attending conferences!

What are you most proud of SPC for?  I can go on and on and on here but if I had to narrow it down to 2 things, I’d say that (1) I’m proud of SPC for not being afraid to try new things and (2) proud of the amount of integrity we bring to work every day.  

Is there anything else you want readers to know about you? (This can be either personal or professional!)   Hm… I am pretty much an open book.  Let’s see…I am scared of heights but I loved skydiving, I love anything spicy, I have a natural unibrow, I speak 2.5 languages (and would like to learn 2 more), my kids are my favorite people to be around and I probably curse too much.  I also really, really love a good joke/prank so if you have one to share please hit me up! 

What are your new years resolutions?  My new years resolutions are to read one professional/leadership related book per month, to travel with my family to somewhere new in the world, nail down 2 new yoga inversion poses and, most important of all, to laugh every day.  




November 11, 2016

Meet The Team: SPC MVPs

Author : Dana Pezzin

Dana Pezzin

Marketing Coordinator at Schaaf-PartnerCentric

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If you’ve ever met anybody from our team in person, you can probably tell that the Schaaf-PartnerCentric team is one big, happy family.  We’re incredibly proud of our employees and wanted to give you; our valued clients and partners, the chance to get to know our team on a deeper level. In this monthly series, Meet the Team: SPC MVPs, we highlight a few of our team members to give more insight into who they are and how our company functions. This month we are excited to present a special Marketing Edition of SPC MVPs! Meet our marketing gals: Morgan, Dana and Kelsey!

 

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Morgan, hubby Preston and baby Samuel on their first family trip to the famous Seattle Farmers Market!

Name: Morgan Simon

Position: Sr. Marketing Manager

How long have you worked at SPC? It will be one year next month!  

What does your work day typically look like? The thing I love about SPC is that no two days are the same! Everyday includes with emails, followed by a daily Sales and Marketing huddle call and typically content and campaign planning and execution. Depending on the time of year there will also be event planning, webinars, trade shows, etc. 

What is your favorite thing about the industry? I love how fast paced this industry is. Best practices and laws are always changing so if you aren’t constantly innovating you’ll get left behind. I’ve also been fortunate enough to meet so many smart, awesome people through affiliate marketing, I love what a tight knit community it is! 

Is there anything else you want readers to know about you? I can’t do a write up on myself and not mention that I have the sweetest 3 month old son, Samuel! He made me a mama in August and life has never been sweeter.

What is your favorite holiday tradition? Do I have to pick just one? I live for the holidays! My very favorite tradition would have to be my mom’s Christmas morning breakfast strata. She has made it since I was a little girl and there is nothing better than waking up to the smell of it wafting up their stairs on Christmas morning. 

What are you most thankful for this holiday season? The top thing is of course my family (my husband Preston and son Samuel). Working for a company that is so supportive and encouraging to their employees is also at the top of my list – thanks for being so great, SPC! 

 

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Dana and manfriend Andy celebrating their anniversary at Crystal Cove State Beach!

Name: Dana Pezzin

Position: Marketing Coordinator & Designer

How long have you worked at SPC? Almost 1 year!!

What does your work day typically look like? Typically my day starts when I feel my dog Bear’s cold nose on mine.  This is how he says “Good Morning!” (usually before the alarm has even gone off). So we run to Starbucks on the corner, say hello to the friendly old fellas that sit at the same patio table every day, grab a coffee and head home to start the day! It is then I throw a vinyl on the record player and log on to touch-base with my amazing team at SPC!  We chat about our plans for the day and then get right to work! My day could include anything from putting together our monthly newsletter to designing an infographic or writing for our blog!  Its never dull and new projects are always coming down the pipeline so there really is no “typical” work day and I LOVE that!

What is your favorite thing about the industry? I think my favorite thing about the industry is that it is ever-changing.  There’s something to be said for an industry that is always innovating, growing, and evolving.  I am CONSTANTLY learning whether from my teammates, industry leaders, or in my day-to-day exchanges with friends in the business. So nice to work in a business thats never boring.

Is there anything else you want readers to know about you? I am a huge advocate for always being more kind than you feel like being. With all the hate, frustration, and doubt being expressed around our country and all over the world right now, Lord knows that its easy to become discouraged and lack the motivation to be warm and considerate. No matter who you voted for, or if you didn’t vote at all, be kind ya’ll. What an incredible change we would see in our world if we all tried to be more loving, more tolerant, more kind.

What is your favorite holiday tradition? Every year since my brother, sister and I were kids, after Thanksgiving dinner, my mom has presented each of us with a thoughtfully selected Christmas tree ornament so that when we grew old enough to have our own homes and our own tree’s we’d already have a collection to decorate with.  I now have my own cozy little home and my own tree adorned with 24 beautiful ornaments and holiday Barbie on top!

What are you most thankful for this holiday season? I have so much to be thankful for! God has blessed me with great health, an incredible family, a loving man, a career where I work with amazing people and a grateful heart.  There will always be hurdles to jump and life will never be perfect but where’s the fun in perfect anyway?! #THANKFUL

 

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Kelsey (middle) and her girlfriends Kate and Katie exploring Davis Mountains State Park

Name: Kelsey Aschenbeck

Position: Graphic Designer

How long have you worked at SPC? 2 years

What does your work day typically look like? The first thing I do is look at the to-do list I made from the day before. I make a plan of attack for the day and get started. As a remote worker, the plan is essential. I have a desk full of paint pens, markers, and other fun art supplies that could distract me if I’m not diligent about my plan. Sometimes I write out the plan in those fun supplies, which is a nice little daily art exercise in itself. After that, I either hunker down at my home desk or walk down to Radio Coffee & Beer (but not for the beer, y’all! That’s for after 5!) It’s also essential to take a walk and enjoy the Austin sunshine every day.

What is your favorite thing about the industry? I like working in a future-facing industry. What is yesterday’s affiliate marketing doesn’t necessarily look like tomorrow’s. It’s exciting to keep up, look forward, and contribute visually to the ideas flying around our company.

Is there anything else you want readers to know about you? Its very common for graphic designers to reveal the tools they use (in addition to Adobe’s creative suite, of course) so here we go:
-Shinola sketchbook….I am obsessed with the softcover and pockets. The paper is perfect for doodling and light watercolor. Also, it’s an American-made product!

-Field Notes sketchbook by Aaron Draplin. (Yes, I carry around two sketchbooks…this one is for all the lists I make!) It’s fun and you support a badass designer with your purchase.

-TWSBI mini pen. It’s beautiful. I’ve used mine for four years now almost every day, so it’s on its last leg. I plan to buy myself another one as a Christmas present.

-MUJI pens for those of you who squirm at the thought of spending a lot on a pen.

Also, I think it’s important for designers who spend all day working on a screen to disconnect and do something by hand. I did that by completing #the100dayproject where you pick one thing to do every day for 100 days. You’ll find my here: #100DaysofPickingUpABrush

What is your favorite holiday tradition? Christmas is not a sprint, but a marathon in my family. Every Christmas Eve we gather at my grandmother’s house to have her homemade chicken salad sandwiches and soup. It’s a nice break from all the heavy food that is happening at every other gathering around that time. Oh man, I’m craving it right now as we speak.

If you could invite anyone, living or dead, to Thanksgiving dinner who would it be? Charles and Ray Eames. I’m such a design nerd right now…but if you haven’t heard of them, they are one of the most prolific design couples in American history. I remember having a chat with Brook when I was interviewing about how much I want an Eames chair one day. I love that they had their hands in all types of design…from furniture to film to exhibitions. I highly recommend their documentary– “Eames: the Architect and the Painter.”
Also, I would invite Leslie Knope. She’s not real, but how great is she?

What are you most thankful for this holiday season? The Gilmore Girls Netflix revival. Ha, but seriously, getting time to spend with my friends, family, and boyfriend. My boyfriend is currently working on making his own cider right now, so I think I will be especially thankful for that during this busy holiday season.

 

Ciao, everyone! Tune in next month to get to know your SPC family a little better!




October 05, 2016

Meet the Team: SPC MVPs

Author : Dana Pezzin

Dana Pezzin

Marketing Coordinator at Schaaf-PartnerCentric

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If you’ve ever met anybody from our team in person, you can probably tell that the Schaaf-PartnerCentric team is one big, happy family.  We’re incredibly proud of our employees and wanted to give you; our valued clients and partners, the chance to get to know our team on a deeper level. In this monthly series, Meet the Team: SPC MVPs, we highlight a few of our team members to give more insight into who they are and how our company functions. This month we are excited to introduce you to Elia, Khristinè, and Megan!

 

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Elia (right) & his fiancè, Jason (left) attending an 80’s theme party as Revenge of the Nerds!

Elia Badran

Affiliate Program Manager

How long have you worked at SPC? 2 years

What does your typical work day look like? I have my standard day to day tasks:  answering both client and publisher emails, reviewing program metrics to stay on top of and report on weekly/monthly fluctuations, client weekly calls, internal strategy meetings. However, the part that really excites me is the out of the norm requests where clients have a specific KPI they are focusing on and need help optimizing.  Thinking outside of the box to help with these initiatives is something I thrive on because it takes me out of the standard tasks, and let’s me fully leverage my critical thinking skills.  I LOVE collaborating with my clients on new ideas.  It’s all about working together with the common goal of growth in the most efficient and streamlined way possible. 

What do you enjoy most about the industry? This industry is ever changing, and has grown leaps and bounds since I first entered it back in 2007. I love the visibility I get from the various advertiser verticals I have the opportunity to manage, as well as the plug and play of what publisher distribution works with one advertiser vs. another.  I keep learning and growing with my clients, and I love that. The other part is the people I have the privilege of working with, both internal here at SPC as well as my clients and publisher partners.  Regardless of the side of business I am working with, one thing has remained constant in the last 9+ years, and that is the multitude of kind, collaborative, and intelligent people I have grown to know and can depend on.

What movie title best describes your life? “Life As A House”. Outside of this movie being shot in my hometown of Palos Verdes, CA, the theme is something that absolutely resonates with me.  Relationships with yourself and others, like houses, need to be built and maintained. I’m an exceptionally relationship oriented individual, and I operate with the understanding that we all are constant works in progress.  Relationships are hard work, but when you devote enough time to yourself, and by extension to your relationships, both personal and business related, you will come out with a beautiful end result.

Is there anything else you’d like readers to know about you? One of my passions has always been creative writing, and back in high school, one of my short stories centered around a son losing his mother (thankfully, not based on true events, folks!) was mentioned in our local newspaper.  Writing has always been an outlet for me to expel anything positive or negative in my life. 

 

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Kristinè goes nuts over Kauai!

Kristiné Kirschke

Affiliate Program Manager & Team Lead Content/Influencer Marketing

How long have you worked at SPC? 6 years

What does your typical work day look like? Many, many emails to respond to! It really comes down to staying on top of priority projects and tasks, and working as hard as you can to accomplish them that day! The funnest part of my day is discovering a great partner for a client to work with, and of course, working with SPC teammates.

What do you enjoy most about the industry? It is ever-evolving which can make it challenging, but never boring! And, if you have been in the affiliate space for some time like I have been, the colleagues you work with and the good friends you make become like family.

When you were little, what did you dream of being when you grew up? Looking back at my ‘school days’ book that my mom had me fill out and she pasted my school picture in, there were questions about what you wanted to be when you grew up. It changed all the time! One year I wanted to be a nurse and the next year I wanted to be a ballerina….I would not have been good at either!!

Is there anything else you’d like readers to know about you?  I love to be social but am also a loner…is that possible? 

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Megan and her hubby, Marc, snowboarding at Stratton Mountain in Vermont!

Megan Sabo

Affiliate Program Manager

How long have you worked at SPC? 2+ years

What does your typical work day look like? Every day is different but usually consists of answering client and publisher inquiries and requests, as well as calls and discussions with clients, affiliates, my SPC colleagues, etc. plus a variety of regular and ad hoc tasks that are scheduled each day, week, month!

What do you enjoy most about the industry? I really enjoy how dynamic the industry is, as well as the variety of clients I work with and per above, every day is different which makes it exciting and challenging!

What movie title would best describe your life? The Pursuit of Happiness.

Is there anything else you want readers to know about you? I lived in Colorado for 11 years, and hiked 5 of of the 54 “Fourteeners” aka 14,000–foot peaks (some a few times)! 

 

Ciao, everyone! Tune in next month to get to know your SPC family a little better!




August 17, 2016

Meet the Team: SPC MVPs

Author : Dana Pezzin

Dana Pezzin

Marketing Coordinator at Schaaf-PartnerCentric

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mtt_spcmvpIf you’ve ever met anybody from our team in person, you can probably tell that the Schaaf-PartnerCentric team is one big, happy family.  We’re incredibly proud of our employees and wanted to give you; our valued clients and partners, the chance to get to know our team on a deeper level. In this monthly series, Meet the Team: SPC MVPs, we highlight a few of our team members to give more insight into who they are and how our company functions. This month we are excited to introduce you to Alexis, Daniel and John!

Alexis in Fredericksburg, Texas

Alexis Simek-

Marketing and Business Intelligence Analyst, soon to be Project Manager of Technology

How long have you worked for SPC?

2 years!

What does your typical day look like?

Depends on the day honestly.  However typically, I start the day by answering publisher inquiries.  Then I move to completing analytical reports, recruitment updates, completing reversals, jumping on a client call or answering ad hoc requests.

What do you enjoy most about the industry?

I love that it’s always changing.  The learning curve is always there.  New challenges await us every day!

Is there anything else you want readers to know about you?

In addition to starting a new position with SPC very soon, my husband and I are about to become foster parents.  Lots of fun changes on the horizon!

What is your most embarrassing moment?

I would have to say in college when I fell down the stairs in front of a crowded room of onlookers.  I was feeling confident in my fun outfit, and the fall knocked the wind right out of my sails!

Daniel, Katie, and Percy enjoying some time on the lake

Daniel Bryant-

Affiliate Program Manager

How long have you worked for SPC?

8 years

What does your typical day look like?

It varies. I have a list of tasks and routine maintenance items that I run through daily, and I try to prioritize the other ad-hoc requests and various projects that are thrown my way throughout the day.   

What do you enjoy most about the industry?

The industry is very dynamic, so you have to be creative and forward-thinking to stay ahead of the curve. My profession also allows me to work with clients across a wide variety of verticals, giving me insight into some other very interesting industries.

Is there anything else you want readers to know about you?

I enjoy long walks down the fairway and a nice medium-rare ribeye, but I rarely hit the fairway and I sometimes overcook the steak.

What song lyric would best describe your life?

“I may be a real bad boy, but baby I’m a real good man” – Tim McGraw

The Bleecker Family adventuring in Jemez Springs, New Mexico

John Bleecker-

Compliance & Internal Support Manager

How long have you worked for SPC?

About a year and a half

What does your typical day look like?

No two days are ever alike, just the way I like it. There are always new and different problems needing to be solved.

What do you enjoy most about the industry?

The flex and the flux. I appreciate that we have clearly defined goals without rigidly defined means to achieving them. There is still a lot of room for creative thinking.  

Is there anything else you want readers to know about you?

There is too much to tell, and probably none of it is all that interesting.  I am full of stories, though, and will gladly share them with anyone who’s curious…

What song lyric would best describe your life?

“I’ve always been crazy, but it’s kept me from going insane” -Waylon Jennings

 

That’s all, folks! Tune in next month to get to know your SPC family a little better!




June 14, 2016

Meet the Team: SPC MVPs

Author : Dana Pezzin

Dana Pezzin

Marketing Coordinator at Schaaf-PartnerCentric

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If you’ve ever met anybody from our team in person, you can probably tell that the Schaaf-PartnerCentric team is one big, happy family.  We’re incredibly proud of our employees and wanted to give you; our valued clients and partners, the chance to get to know our team on a deeper level. We are thrilled to introduce to you a new series, Meet the Team: SPC MVPs! In this monthly post, we will highlight a few of our team members to give more insight into who they are and how our company functions. This month we are excited to introduce you to Tracie, Dan & Alex!

 

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The force was strong with Tracie and her family on Halloween! Depicted here: Tracie, her hubby Jonathan, Princess Leia & Luke Skywalker (aka: Isla & James)

Tracie Gross – 

Sr. Affiliate Program Manager

How long have you worked for SPC?

10 Years!  (4 with PartnerCentric and then 6 once Schaaf acquired PartnerCentric)

What does your typical day look like?

I’m very routine. After taking the kids to school, I start my morning answering emails and checking performance for my clients from the prior day.  After that, I’ll start my tasks I’ve prioritizes for the day.  Part preparing for a client weekly status call, part working with my team executing the strategies put in place for my clients.  Before you know it, it’s time to pick the kids up from school.

What do you enjoy most about the industry?

Every single day is different. There are so many new and innovative ways to recruit, grow revenue, partner with new affiliates, create compelling offers, etc.. You never know what to expect.

Is there anything else you want readers to know about you?

I’m happy to work at a company where my colleagues share the same love for 90’s rap as I do.

If you could travel anywhere in the world for one week, where would you go and why?

I would go back to Bora Bora – the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen.  I went for my honeymoon and hope one day I’ll make it back there despite the very long trip to get there.  When you think of paradise, it’s basically Bora Bora.

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Alex & her fiancè, Hayden, visiting the place they first met in Santa Barbara!

Alex Reno (soon to be Alex Aquilon!) –

Project Manager, Technology

How long have you worked for SPC?

1 year and 2 months

What does your typical day look like?

Being in technology, the best part about my work day is that there is always a new obstacle to tackle! My morning always starts with my BIG cup of Peet’s coffee (have a small addiction). I always make sure to tackle any urgent tracking issues or integrations first, and then I  dive into current technical items and product catalogs.

What do you enjoy most about the industry?

The tight-knit affiliate group of intelligent individuals of course! Also, the recap of your job description from someone who is not in the industry:  “I think she does something with online advertisers on the computer with those banners that pop up, and some code stuff.”

Is there anything else you want readers to know about you?

I just got engaged in Mexico in April, I cannot wait to start the next chapter! 

When you were little, what did you dream of being when you grew up?

A grocery bagger and you better believe I can bag the best bag of groceries till this day!

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Dan enjoying a little slice of Chicago before ShareAsale ThinkTank!

Dan Fink –

Senior Affiliate Manager

How long have you worked for SPC?

6 years

What does your typical day look like?

A Hero Sandwich – I begin and end my day with some of the daily and more standard tasks and in between there is lots of good stuff going on.

What do you enjoy most about the industry?

I enjoy how affiliate marketing continues to be an extremely dynamic piece of the marketing puzzle for merchants.  After being in the industry for over 13 years many pieces of the industry continue to change so quickly that it never gets boring.  We learn new ways to re-invent our programs and partnerships.  Whether that means utilizing a new technology, new way of collecting data, or working with a new type of publisher.

Is there anything else you want readers to know about you?

I’m a night owl and can’t force myself to sleep before 1am.

When you were little, what did you dream of being when you grew up?

I wanted to be a paleontologist (dinosaur hunter) and my parents actually sent me out to the Badlands when I was 14 to try it out for 2 weeks on my own with this science museum program on Long Island.  It was a neat experience, we saw a lot of the West besides mountains of dirt and I did get some dinosaur bones. More importantly, I learned that at least for me the actual actions of a paleontologist are quite boring and not at all like Jurassic Park.

That’s all, folks! Tune in next month to get to know your SPC family a little better!