Employee Spotlight – John Shea

By Cassie Ebinger

Employee spotlight

Name:          John Shea V
Nickname:   JShea, Cinco, Johnny 5
Job Title:      Director of Customer Operation
Start Date: 
November, 2015

Q: What’s the best thing about your job?
JS: “Building processes that empower our customers to operate their businesses more effectively.”

Q: What’s the best thing about Zenput?
JS: “Working with some of the greatest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.”

Q: What’s been your proudest moment working at Zenput?
JS: “Every time a customer tells me that we are making their lives easier.”

Q: What does your workspace look like
JS: “Honestly, my desk is controlled chaos. To the untrained eye it appears to be a mess, but everything is intentional.”

Q: What qualities do you particularly value in working with someone? 
JS: “Empathy.”

Q: What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now? 
JS: “Building a global support team that will handle our questions 24/7.”

Q: Who would you like to swap places with for one day? Why? 
JS: “Bill Murray, I don’t think this requires an explanation.”

Q: What’s your secret talent that few people know about? 
JS: “I’m an excellent chef.”

Q: What do you like to do when you’re not at the office? 
JS: “Read a book, listen to music, and cook something delicious.”

Q: Who inspires you? Why? 
JS: “This will sound trite, but my dad inspires me the most. He had me as a young man, stated and built his own business from nothing, was the rock that held our family together during tough times and has always been supportive of e when when we strongly disagree.”

Q: If you could pick one superpower, what would it be? Why? 
JS: “Teleportation, who wouldn’t want to hang out on a tropical island whenever they wanted?”

Q: What are some quirks about you? 
JS: “I am a known music snob.”

Q: What was the best concert you ever attended? 
JS: “So many to pick from, but one that really stands out was Radiohead for two nights at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA.”

Q: If you could be any animal, what would you be? Why? 
JS: “Giraffe… They’re just cool.”

Q: Where’s your favorite place you’ve ever traveled? 
JS: “Siem Reap in Cambodia was wonderful.”

Q: What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done? 
JS: “Fought off a kidnapping attempt in Rio De Janiero.”

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