Employee Spotlight – John Shea

By Cassie Ebinger

Employee spotlight

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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, started and built his own business from nothing, was the rock that held our family together during tough times and has always been supportive of me even 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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