In addition to warmer weather, April has brought more new faces and stellar talent to the Spotzer team. From the start of the month till the middle of May, we have welcomed in over 25 new employees between our five global offices. As we head into the start of summer, we took the time last week to recognize the following seven team members as our April Employees of the Month.
Francesco Puppo – Head of Design – Amsterdam Office
Put simply, Fran is one of the hardest working and most admired workers in the Amsterdam office. As our Head of Design, he is responsible for the training and management of our design team, a group that continues to grow tremendously, around the globe. However, he is much more than just a manager, as he is always happy to step in and help finish design tasks when others are in a pinch or rushing to meet tight deadlines. He can often be seen working with a designer to offer constructive and supportive advice and direction. Fran is someone the whole company can rely on and also learn from.
Kayla Hunsel – Traffic Manager – Amsterdam Office
Over the month of April, Kayla has gone above and beyond, trafficking the launch of a new partner, working with many new members of our Denver team, and also training up a new traffic manager in the US office. The amazing work she does with all of our partners helps make us successful. Additionally, she seamlessly works with several external vendors as well as our Manila team to coordinate all of our design and development work. She manages to deal with nearly everyone in the business and do it with a smile!
Doris Raja – Customer Success Team Leader – Amsterdam Office
Doris was promoted to Junior Team Leader for the Italian Customer Success team in March 2017 after working as a Client Manager specialising in SEO. This is not her first experience leading a team and when she decided to embrace this opportunity she was conscious of the amount of effort, patience and time she would have to put into the role. Since day one, her commitment has been consistent even through the toughest days, supporting the team and her superiors with punctual answers and explanations. Doris is one of those employees that makes the wheel of Spotzer turn and she is well deserving of this month’s title for her unceasing hard work.
Jeroen Mellaart – Operations Analyst – Amsterdam Office
Jeroen is Spotzer’s first Operations Analyst,and as such, his role has evolved tremendously since he started. In his first few days, all we knew was that there was the need to put more rigor, discipline and numbers into the way we run our operations. Jeroen dove right into the challenge, quickly setting up and managing daily meetings with the various parties involved in our operations, holding people to numbers, but also providing them with the support needed to make sure they can. This has been a strong driver in the massive increase in production we have seen over the last month.
Sonia Constandelos – Client Manager – Melbourne Office
Sonia was the deserving winner of March’s Employee of the Month title and now also the winner of the April award as she continued to impress her customers, peers and partners. Sonia continues to grow as a client manager, handling all new order briefing and frequently arriving to work early and leaving late. Since starting at Spotzer in September 2016, Sonia has become a real asset to the APAC team. But more importantly, the feedback she receives from customers is overwhelmingly positive. With her hard work and dedication, we can’t wait to see Sonia continue to reach new heights at Spotzer.
Hayden Collins – Client Manager – Denver Office
Hayden has moved from one US partner to another this month, in order to help with our new Custom WordPress business. He jumped in immediately and has worked very hard with the rest of the Denver office as well as the team in Amsterdam to make sure everything is going smoothly. In addition, he has helped manage the transition of one partner over to other client managers and has done an excellent job doing so. Hayden’s work ethic and positive attitude are second to none and he is always a pleasure to work with and have in the office.
Honeylie Tirona – Client Manager – Manila Office
Throughout April, Honey has really been a strong team member in Manila. She continues to grow and learn as a Client Manager, and is one of our top overall team performers for the month. She takes her work seriously, keeps her eye on delivery targets, and can be relied on to meet her key SLAs. We look forward to seeing Honey continue off the back of her success in April as she grows further in her role.