Next up in our ’60 seconds with…’ series is Rotaready Co-Founder, Jamie. Here’s a little insight into what he gets up to at the weekend, where he sees himself in 20 years and his dream holiday destination…
What did you do before starting Rotaready?
Whilst studying I worked two summers at Picsolve in Chessington World of Adventures from which I have great memories. After university, I joined PwC’s graduate scheme in management consultancy – I was in the Risk Quantification & Analytics team, which meant I predominantly worked with banks and other financial institutions in the City.
What do you like most about your job?
There are many aspects… I’ve always enjoyed keeping busy, so the hive of activity here is perfect for me. As a Co-Founder, there’s a wide variety of responsibilities and challenges, so I’m always learning. If I had to choose one aspect I like the most, it’d be making a customer happy (however corny that sounds!)
Where do you see yourself in 20 years time?
From a personal perspective: hopefully surrounded by a happy family. From a professional perspective: I love the idea of still being closely involved with Rotaready and our customers (in whatever shape and size that may grow to be!)
If you weren’t busy running Rotaready which role would you take on?
Truthfully, I’m really not sure – there are loads of areas I’m sure I’d be happy in. I love meeting customers and keeping them delighted, I get a buzz out of a sales pitch, I’m addicted to the satisfaction of problem solving, I enjoy scoping out product features that solve real-world problems, and I’m very comfortable sitting behind an Excel spreadsheet analysing data.
What’s your dream holiday destination?
Japan – and that’s where I’m heading for my honeymoon next autumn. It’s got everything from the metropolis of Tokyo to the tranquility of Mount Fuji. Can’t wait!
What are you most likely to be found doing at the weekend?
My fiancée Carla and I enjoy eating out, so we’ll usually have something planned just the two of us, or with friends. There’ll almost certainly be a smattering of sport of some description too. I’m a keen runner and I usually have an event I’ll be training for – otherwise it’ll be rugby, squash or golf (badly).
What’s your best joke?
I’m not ashamed to admit I’ve got a reputation for bad jokes, and in fact I have a book full of them on my desk. I’ve picked one out at random for you: ‘a spider just crawled onto my keyboard. Don’t worry, it’s under ctrl.’ Will that do?
Watch this space for more to come from the rest of the team; in the mean time you can check out our mugshots here.