Longtime readers may recall our “New Faces” series, in which we would introduce our new faces of Bamboo Nation. Here’s our latest crop of new hires that we are excited to acquaint you with!
When did you join the Bamboo Solutions team, and what is your role?
I joined the Bamboo team at the beginning of July 2014 as a Staff Accountant.
What are your personal goals regarding your position for the next year?
My personal goal is to get a better grasp of the variables that factor into each department’s financials.
What’s your professional background?
I have an academic background in Accounting, Economics, and Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. My background covers different roles in industries such as freight forwarding, government
contracting, restaurant hospitality, and retail. My gateway into corporate accounting began at the third-largest independent moving company in the United States, JK Moving Services, where I was responsible for the financials for their international department with customers ranging from private to corporate to GSA and Military.
What prompted you to join the Bamboo team?
During the interview process, I heard the words family and teamwork multiple times, which shows the type of culture we have at Bamboo. Even though I have only been here for a short time, the environment is very
casual and friendly.
What were some of your first impressions of working at Bamboo?
The food!! They mentioned potlucks and always eating during my interview but it was nothing like I had imagined. The kitchen is always filled with an array of different drinks and snacks.
With over 70 products to learn, do you feel overwhelmed? What’s your strategy for getting up to speed?
Although my job duties do not deal with our products directly, I found that our training courses really help to understand our major products.
Other than your deep and abiding love of extending SharePoint, what interests or hobbies do you enjoy outside of work?
I enjoy sports and video games outside of work.