December 14, 2016
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!
Name: Stephanie Harris
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!!!
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.
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