Out on the town at the CSUN conference: from left to right – Stephanie, Becca, Derek, Shawn
After almost 10 years at Ai Squared, I am off to explore new opportunities and adventures outside of my home state of Vermont. I wanted to take some time in this post to thank both the company, and our amazing customers.
It is incredible for me to think that my first job straight out of college would have given me as many opportunities as Ai Squared has given me – both in my career and personal life. For those of you that have been long time customers, you may remember myself, Gary and Maurie were on the phones in support for my first two years. In that time, I had the opportunity to create the ZoomText Tutorial for ZoomText 9.0. Then my role expanded into sales & marketing, and finally led me to managing our ZoomText Mac product.
So many of you, our ZoomText users, have given me perspective on my life. A 22-year-old out of college needed to learn patience when walking someone through how to fix an issue (before we had remote support tools). In my mid-20s I learned to excel at public speaking through sales campaigns and cold calling; things I was both unfamiliar and uncomfortable with, but learned how to find my “voice.” From there, I was able to expand my role and share with you some of my knowledge through our webinars and videos, and even meet some of you at our tradeshows and ZoomText University trainings. Lastly, having the chance to listen to our users, and being able to implement their feedback into ZoomText Mac has been one of the most rewarding opportunities in my career.
For those of you on the outside, you should know that this is a great company, with some incredible people that really care and take pride in the products and services they offer. I am proud to have been a part of this company for the past 10 years, and can assure you that you are all in great hands.
If you read through all this way to the end of the post, I have some good news for you…I was able to put a discount code into our system for 10% off any order through the end of our business day on Monday, July 14th. Just use the code DerekSaidSo on our website, or when calling in by phone – (802) 362-3612. I think I saw two men in sunglasses and black suits walk through the door, that’s my cue to leave!