Remotish Employee Spotlight: Brandon Ward

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Remotish's Employee Spotlight series introduces one employee at a time for a quick conversation about HubSpot and life outside of our roles. Remotish is proud to announce the addition of Brandon Ward, a new member of our Sales team, a Business Development Strategist. 

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Work-Life

Stephany
Hello and welcome back to the Employee Spotlight. My name is Stephany Russell and I'm the Senior RevOps Coordinator here at Remotish. Today, we're talking to one of our newest employees, Brandon Ward. Brandon is our Business Development Strategist. So, we're super excited to have him on board. Brandon, can you tell us a little bit about your role here at Remotish?

Brandon
Well, Remotish has a robust onboarding program. So this first month has been pretty mapped out around HubSpot certifications, connecting with the team, learning the tool stack that we use, and diving deep into our service offering. But, the day-to-day is really built around a lot of relationship building, LinkedIn networking, and slack networking. So, building those relationships and increasing my HubSpot knowledge, and spreading that "Remotish goodwill", if you will.

Stephany
Nice. So, were you a HubSpotter before Remotish and if so, what's your favorite thing about it?

Brandon
I was! I started using HubSpot back in 2015 in one of my early marketing roles as a Digital Marketer and since then, I've been in and out of the space. I've transitioned to more of a sales focus in my career over the last few years so I really love HubSpot sales tools, templates, sequences, and snippets. They all make your life a ton easier just with the automation and task reminders being able to connect to your inbox and making you as efficient as you can be.

Life Life

Stephany
I love HubSpot! It's a great tool. So, switching gears enough about work-life let's talk about your personal life. What's your favorite thing about remote life? Because obviously in the name Remotish, we are super passionate about it. 

Brandon
For me, it's always been a dream to be able to work remotely. That's always something I've been aiming towards in my career. That's why I was drawn to marketing because ultimately a lot of it's driven around results. But now I have a six-month-old little girl or first child my wife and I are together. So, I love the ability to be at home with them and get those quality moments I wake up every morning and I spend the morning with my daughter as opposed to commuting to an office. So, that's a big change just right there I get those little moments that I can see her develop and grow and I can be there and support my wife because being a stay-at-home mom though it seems fun, is a ton of work. Being a mother is a lot of work so it's nice being able to help out where I can.

Stephany
That's beautiful. Yeah, being a stay-at-home dad or mom is a lot. Now, do you listen to or follow any blogs, podcasts, or groups that you recommend our readers or visitors to follow? And if so, what are some of your favorites?

Brandon
Yeah, so I recently joined the RevGenius group which has been a very powerful group to be a part of. There are a lot of great professionals in there for networking and learning so that's a solid group I would recommend. In the business space, 2Bobs is a great podcast that I love. They have a very unique way of thinking about things and coming from a service provider perspective, can be helpful for growing companies. Also, Reveal is a podcast around RevenueOps and Revenue Generation from Gong. There's a ton of great data that they use, really good conversations, and they bring in some pretty heavy-hitting guests on there. So 2Bobs and Reveal would be my recommended podcasts.

Stephany
Perfect! So, when you're not being a HubSpotting for our clients, tell us a little bit about what you're doing.

Brandon
Spending time with my family! My wife and I are big moviegoers and show watchers. So, right now we're watching a ton of Christmas movies during the holidays. So, we got Christmas movies on or music in the background. I love spending time with my little girl and seeing her grow. I'm lucky to have a partner that I love and cherish and enjoy spending time with so we really relish in our time together. We're very low-key I guess if you will.

Stephany
Super cute, love that. Do you have any personal mottos or mantras that you follow?

Brandon
My biggest one would be faith over fear. Just, I think for me being a faith-oriented person, I find that I lean into my faith a lot when things get tough. So, that would be my motto.

Stephany
Perfect and that's right on-brand with your ordained ministry certificate. Any guilty pleasures you have?

Brandon
I have an unhealthy Oreo consumption habit. I don't care. Milk and Oreos are my go-to and will forever be. Regular Oreos and I prefer the non-double stuff because I like the cookie to cream ratio.

Stephany
Nice. No shame. So, what about unique talents. Do you have any?

Brandon
I'm pretty good at public speaking and most people are super freaked out by that. So, I would say that that would be a unique talent of mine. Anything that involves me getting up in front of an audience. I don't know, I can command a group of people very well. I've always been that kind of guy.

Stephany
Okay, perfect. Now, wrapping up to our final question, where do you live and why do you love living there?

Brandon
So we moved from San Diego, California. I loved California, it's a great state. But we moved to the Charlotte, North Carolina area and we absolutely love it here. The weather and the people are super friendly. It's very nice. We live right by Lake Norman. So, the lifestyle is really great here and it's just a great place to be with super fresh air. My soul feels at peace being here. That's different so it feels good.

Stephany
Beautiful. I miss having four seasons. We don't have that in Florida. Well, that concludes today's Employee Spotlight. I want to thank our listeners for tuning in and thank you Brandon for sharing your interesting professional journey and your personal fun facts with us today.

Brandon
Awesome. Thanks for having me, Stephany. 

Stephany
If you enjoy this interview, you can head over to remotish.agency, and check out our other Employee Spotlight Interviews. These can also be found by heading to the header of the website, clicking on the resources link, and then clicking on the blog option. This will take you to a catalog of our blogs written by all of our team members including our Employee Spotlights. Again my name is Stephany, and that's it for today. Until next time, Happy Hubspotting!

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