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Remotish Employee Spotlight: Jesse Spencer-Davenport

Remotish's Employee Spotlight series introduces one employee at a time for a quick conversation about HubSpot and life outside of our roles. Today, we would like to introduce a new addition to our Client Services team: Jesse Spencer-Davenport.

Employee Spotlight Interview with Jesse_otter_ai (Made by Headliner)
 

 

Work-Life

Stephany
Hello and welcome to the Employee Spotlight. My name is Stephany Russell, and I am the Senior RevOps Coordinator here at Remotish. Today, we're talking to one of our newest employees, Jesse Spencer-Davenport, one of our newest Digital Project Strategists. We are super excited to have him on board with us. Jesse, can you tell us a bit about your role here?

Jesse
Hi Stephany, thanks for having me on the show. I am a Digital Project Strategist here at Remotish, and the role is just a lot of digital juggling and connecting all of the things together for clients that are important for them getting their work done. So, I work very closely with the clients that I'm fortunate enough to have as my own, and really just working to uncover their HubSpot dreams and help them make all of that happen. There are a lot of little projects, some of them tedious, and they end up creating wonderful customer experiences and helping them achieve all of the internal processes that help them become successful.

Stephany
Nice. How much do you find yourself doing HubSpot technical work?

Jesse
That's an interesting question! As a Remotish employee, I hold about 37 + HubSpot certifications. I understand how HubSpot works and I'm fortunate enough to have a HubSpot Strategist that backs me up. So, I actually get to do a lot of the overarching work, project management, and the things that loop all of the highly technical gears. I get in and do a little bit of work when it comes to spreadsheet land and organizing data. But, for the most part, all the heavy lifting is done by other folks here.

Stephany
Nice. So, what does an average workday look like for you?

Jesse
Well, I start off every day jumping into Teamwork which we use at the moment to track all of our tasks. So, I'm always looking for time logs that have been completed and work that's been done, and just touching all of the little bits and pieces to make sure that our amazing technical folks are getting their work done and making sure that they have everything they need to be successful with the tasks and things we're communicating. I always get really excited when I see tasks being done and completed and I get nervous if something hasn't been done. Also, here at Remotish, we're afforded a lot of time for learning new things so, I spend time every day learning new things whether it's about HubSpot features or data integration tools. 

Stephany
You have a very interesting position it sounds like! What's your favorite HubSpot tool or your favorite thing about it?

Jesse
You know, my favorite thing about HubSpot is that the more I get into it, the more I realize how powerful it is. It's a platform to accomplish a lot of different things. It's very cool to see how workflows and data integration and all these things come together to create masterpieces of data integrity and even create some really cool "out of box" types of solutions. It's really great working in such an extensible platform like HubSpot.

Life-Life

Stephany
HubSpot is super robust and as you said, it's super hype to have all 37 + certifications. So switching gears, enough about work life. Let's talk about your life. What is your favorite thing about remote life and being flexible?

Jesse
The whole idea of remote work being the norm is one of the main things that attracted me to working here at Remotish. So, I'll be the first to say that remote absolutely rocks, it's amazing. I'll even back that up to say that well-planned remote is what rocks. It takes a lot of work and a very purposeful culture to make remote work, work. So, I'm loving a remote work opportunity where all of the details have been well thought out and they create a fine balance that blends humanity with technology making the remote work experience amazing. 

Stephany
That's a perfect answer and that's exactly how I feel. Do you listen to any podcasts or follow any blogs or groups that you would recommend our readers and visitors to follow?

Jesse
Yes, for sure. If you have participated in the HubSpot ecosystem for any period of time, you know there are a lot of different HubSpot communities. It's really cool to see other HubSpot professionals, RevOps professionals, and marketing professionals jump in and share words of wisdom that they've probably paid a dear price to learn. So, I would absolutely recommend folks to check out the different communities in HubSpot. 

Stephany
Perfect, yes - the HubSpot ecosystem is the most valuable resource in my life these days and I love that it's mobile now! So, when you're not HubSpotting for our clients, what are you doing? Tell us a little bit about what you're doing when you're not wearing your Remotish hat. 

Jesse
Well, I'm doing the same stuff that I've been doing since I was a kid which is tinkering with electronics and getting into ham radio. I've been a ham radio operator for a handful of years now and that's a never-ending hobby. I've also always loved getting outdoors so, backpacking and camping with my wife and kids. At the end of the day, tinkering with and fixing things is just a way to soothe my soul.

Stephany
Cool. So, do you have any personal mottos or mantras?

Jesse
Yeah, well my kids will always remember me saying that accidents are preventable. I still say that to this day. In my work and personal life, I always revert to the way you do anything is the way you do everything. That's a fun one because I get challenged on that sometimes and I have to challenge myself on that one. But, that guides a lot of the work that I do.

Stephany
Nice! I like that. Might have to take that from you. What about unique talents? Do you have any?

Jesse
Well, I like to say that I'm a jack of all trades and a master of none. I learned a couple of years ago that there's a second part of that saying which is, "better than a master of one", so learning that makes me feel a whole lot better about myself. Being interested in or vaguely good at a whole lot of things I feel like is a talent. So you know, I don't really juggle or do anything out of the ordinary, but I've dabbled in a little bit of everything. So I don't know if you'd call that a talent.

Stephany
I do. I think that is a talent. I don't think I can I don't think I'm good at retaining information that well. So I think that that's a super good talent are jack of all trades. Okay, so where do you live and why do you love living there?

Jesse
I live in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. So, kind of the center of the state. We have all the seasons although they're not as dramatic as other places I've lived, but, you know it doesn't really get too hot and it doesn't really stay too cold for too long. It's a great central location to the US, you can drive four or five hours from here and really experience any you know, climate, or ecosystem you want. I think that makes it a pretty cool opportunity to go and explore.

Stephany
I've always wanted to go there, nice! Well, that concludes today's Employee Spotlight. I want to thank our listeners for tuning in, and I want to especially thank Jesse for sharing his interesting professional journey and personal fun facts with us today.

Jesse
Thank you, Stephany. I appreciate the time and its been fun.

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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