Welcome to the twelfth edition of our employee spotlight! We could not be more excited to introduce our San Francisco-based employees here at Wpromote: Cassidy Coan, Business Development Executive, and Jared Haynes, Director of Key Accounts. Take a look to see how they are adjusting to the brisk, foggy bay mornings, travel by cable car, and iconic steep streets.
What are you looking forward to the most about working in the San Francisco office?
Cassidy: I am really excited about the exposure that Wpromote will get to the immensely creative pool of individuals in this city. San Francisco is one of the most progressive cities in the country in almost every area possible. It’s filled with innovators in tech, transportation, hospitality, healthcare, and agricultural industries just to name a few. I’m really excited to pick some brains and help Wpromote on its way to becoming an innovator of digital marketing.
Jared: New challenges: the challenge of opening a new office in a new city. I’m excited to build a strong and growing team in San Francisco as well as to explore the city, meet new people, feed off the culture, develop new contacts at great northern California-based companies, etc.
When were you hired? What was your starting position?
Cassidy: I was hired about a year and a half ago as a Business Development Executive, back in the Walnut Avenue office. I know Wpromote has been in a few different offices in its 15 glorious years, but I still consider myself an O.G.
Jared: January 25, 2008. It was so long ago that I actually don’t remember my initial title. I was in the Camp Dev department, which was a subdivision of PPC and a department that no longer exists. The role is now covered as part of the job responsibilities of our current Paid Search and Display Account Managers.
Which tourist destination are you most excited to explore next in San Francisco?
Cassidy: I have visited the city a lot in the last 12 years, (I went to college in northern California), so I probably have been to most of the actual tourist attractions. Muir Woods is on top of my current list. Also, I have it on good authority from my trusty coworker and former LA neighbor Brent Weber that there are some amazing breweries up here!
Jared: I would have said Alcatraz since I don’t really know that many of the tourist destinations here (other than the ones I’ve already been to). But I met this lovely older couple last weekend who recommended the Presidio by the Golden Gate bridge, so I’ve changed my mind. Thanks Dick and Barbara!
What is your favorite weekend activity?
Cassidy: Let’s be real…eating. I will travel far and wide for good food. Let’s be real again…SF has some amazing restaurants with influences from various different cultures, so I think this is the place for me! Other than that, anything that gets me outside is good in my book. I hear there are some amazing hikes right outside the city that would be right up my alley, but if we’re being real again…walking a block in this city is basically a hike!
Jared: In general, I would say spending time with friends and family. You get the right people together and it doesn’t matter what you’re doing, everything is fun. My weekends in San Francisco will probably consist of a lot of exploration for the foreseeable future, at least until football season starts. Then the answer will be watching football, still with family and friends, though.
If you could have any super power what would it be?
Cassidy: Teleportation. Who doesn’t want to be able to travel anywhere in the world in a second.
Jared: Teleportation – I haven’t really put much (if any) thought into it, but since Nightcrawler has always been my favorite superhero, I’ll roll with that.
What companies are you hoping to get a chance to work with that are based in the SF area?
Cassidy: I really would like to work with any company that believes in new ideas and wants to change the future. I’m excited to work with clients that share Wpromote’s like-mindedness of valuing its employees. The company culture up here is trend setting, and any company that can see the value of its employees as well as their business offering is of interest to me.
Jared: Besides my current clients who I’m excited to get more face-to-face time with, I would say any company that shares my passion, belief, and excitement for digital marketing and the role it can play toward continued company growth. Phew, that was a close one…I almost fell for this trap. The last thing I need while in a presentation is to be called out for not naming their company on my list. So…if you’re reading this…you, it’s you, your company, definitely.