It has definitely been a busy summer (and winter, for our Australian colleagues), but it seems nothing can get in the way of our continued growth and success. Our teams around the world have been working harder than ever and each month we continue to challenge ourselves and progress even more. While the team has put in an amazing effort all around, the commitment of the following employees has earned them the title of Employee of the Month in the months of June and July.
Doug Leister – Senior VP North America
Doug has successfully grown our US office in record time. He has lead the team during challenging circumstances and has turned the situation around in record time. He launched a large US partner and hired the team to support it, while working across all parts of the business with great team spirit, excellent leadership and outstanding communication skills.
Laura Janssen – Dutch Client Manager
Laura has done an amazing job this month and has really gone above and beyond to ensure the success of one of our newest Belgian partners. Laura led the push for this parnter during an intense time where we managed to delivery nearly 50 sites in a week. Over her time at Spotzer Laura has really grown and taken on more and more responsibilities. We’re excited to watch her continue to evolve and lead the team to many more successes!
Matteo Pisani – Junior Traffic Manager
Matteo started working with us as an intern and was recently promoted to full-time employee after showing his smarts in assigning the tons of orders we get every day. He works incredibly hard, never tires of his work, never complains and never gets discouraged during stressful situations. Above all, Matteo is also a trusted source of answers for our copywriters and a friend to the whole team.
Bryan Starr – Senior Developer
Bryan has put in a massive effort recently being the lead developer on two strategic projects for Spotzer. These were key initiatives that we had been asked to deliver with complex requirements and challenging technical problems to solve. As always, Bryan stepped up in a big way!
Patricio Rodriguez – Senior Designer
Described by his coworkers as an artist, a marvel, and uniquely Chilean, Patricio has spent almost two years wowing clients, colleagues and partners alike with his high-quality, lightning fast design work with incredible talent and unquestionable work ethic. He has also worked with almost all of our APAC partners. On top of all of this, Patricio is a truly terrific guy who always has a smile on his face, a spring in his step and a solution when clients want to make questionable changes to their website.
Christy Avant – Account Manager
Christy started with Spotzer in April, and hit the ground running at full speed. Over the course of her two months with Spotzer, she has been asked to perform many different duties and has not only excelled at all tasks handed to her, but has done so with a positive and optimistic attitude. She has proven to be driven, thorough, and has a sense of urgency that exudes the level of customer service Spotzer is known for. Christy has been a major contributor to ensuring we get our projects across the finish line. Spotzer, and the US office specifically, are lucky to have her and we can all take an example from her unwavering commitment and team player mentality.
Arlson Sideno – Senior Partner Team Lead
Ace has once again proven himself to be a strong team member for Manila. With his eye on ensuring Manila production is kept in check, he approaches tasks with a positive can-do attitude and is always willing to take on whatever is thrown his way. He can be relied on to step up when needed, and is always keen to expand his email and client management knowledge. He has both a high work ethic and maturity level, and is always looking to better himself when he can see his own areas for improvement.
Liesbeth van Doorne – Director of People and Culture
Liesbeth only recently joined our business and has developed the HR team with gusto. On top of this, she has overseen the logistical move for our HQ in Amsterdam. She has also been instrumental in taking on and sorting out HR matters in record time.
Monica Garcia del Castillo – Talent Acquisition Manager
Monica began at Spotzer just a month or so ago as our Office Manager, but was quickly promoted to the role of Talent Acquisition Manager on account of her awesome work ethic and ambitious nature. Along with Liesbeth, she orchestrated the move of our head office to a new location in Amsterdam. Almost single handedly, she ensured that our new office was outfitted with new furniture and that everything occurred seamlessly over one weekend, with no loss in productivity. If this is what she has accomplished in just a few short weeks, we can’t wait to see her continue to succeed here at Spotzer.
Justin Grigoleit – Client Manager
Justin is a fast-learning, high achiever who has excelled since joining Spotzer in June 2016 as a Client Manager. He has shown an unstoppable commitment to forging mutually beneficial relationships with Spotzer’s partners in the APAC office. He has shown a profound capability to simultaneously handle multiple clients, while dealing with escalations in a professional and timely manner. Proficient with many platforms, Justin has a unique blend of creative and technical ability that is sure to see him continuing with a successful career in digital marketing at Spotzer – and we wish him the very best.
Ryan, Anna, and Armando are the perfect example of how a team should function under pressure. They were hit with a 500% increase in orders in July and they did not panic; they sat down, unprompted and discussed an action plan. They were able to increase completed site output by 300% all while maintaining 3 systems of record, and developing training material and a training plan for new employees that were to start in the coming weeks. They huddled up everyday to reevaluate their action plan, put in extra hours, and brought suggested solutions when they encountered roadblocks. We still have a large mountain to climb, but we now have a solid plan in place of how to succeed based on the hard work and planning the team here has put in.
Paradise Mercado – SEM Specialist
Paradise has been a warm, positive, and smart addition to our Manila team. Starting under 3 months ago in May, she has jumped right in and quickly picked up and learned all the new tasks assigned to her. She has built up a solid reputation as our reliable SEM person in Manila, and has created a good rapport with her colleagues across other regions. She is an honest, mature, reliable and dedicated team member, and this award is well-deserved. We look forward to seeing what Paradise achieves in the coming months.