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Employee Spotlight: Meet Marv, Partnership Manager

By now, you know that NetElixir’s culture is unique. We’re obsessed with pop culture (and pizza) and like to discuss innovation. No matter the department, our team members have a passion for helping retailers succeed and cherish the relationships we build with our clients. Our partnerships are also special to us and require empathy to maintain. For this edition of NetElixir’s Employee Spotlight series, we’re chatting with Marv, who is our Partnership Manager and loves to work with UPS.

Marv has been with NetElixir for over two years. Fun fact – he was born in Dubai and came to the United States when he was just 7 years old!

WHAT ARE SOME EXCITING ASPECTS OF WORKING WITH UPS?

“One of the most exciting aspects is being able to work with a Fortune 50 company, but not actually working for them,” Marv said. “UPS, as everyone knows, is a huge logistics and operations giant and while NetElixir is heavily focused in the retail digital space, working together to help their clients grow is something that’s really fun for me. Sitting into these meetings that I have with UPS and learning about all the logistics that go into it is a little bit exciting. These are things that some people on a day-to-day basis don’t really understand before their package goes from (point) A to (point) B.”

Learn more about Marv in the video interview or full transcript below:

Q: WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING AT NETELIXIR?

A: Things are constantly changing in the digital space. It’s important for us to stay on top of the changes that constantly happen. Whether it be through Google, Bing, or Yahoo, it’s important that we bring these changes forth to our clients on a day-to-day basis.

Another reason I love working here is genuinely the people. People come from all sorts of backgrounds, passions, walks of nature, and when we’re able to have calls or meetings, it’s a lot easier to walk over to someone’s desk and build a bond with them and have a conversation We can bounce ideas back and forth to each other, where it can be addressed in two minutes or three minutes, rather than two days via email. That’s something that’s important to me that we’ve been able to build through the years here at NetElixir.

Marv at his desk, ready for his next call with UPS.

Q: WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE IN COLLEGE BREAKING INTO THE JOB MARKET?

A: Constantly put yourself out there and challenge yourself. Putting yourself out there, being persistent, and going after the things that you want will really help you be successful throughout your years and whatever career path that you choose.

Q: WHAT PROFESSION, OTHER THAN YOUR OWN, WOULD YOU LIKE TO ATTEMPT?

A: I would dig into the real estate field a little bit. I’ve got a “passion” for homes and something that I really wanted to do was get into buying and selling homes. I did sign up to get my real estate license recently but unfortunately, that course was canceled by the college that I signed up through. It’s back to the drawing board to find out where else I can take that next course.

Q: DO YOU HAVE A SECRET HOBBY?

A: I did do the whole boy-racer thing a long time ago when I was in college, high school, and a little past that. I was into cars for a little while. I still am, but not as bad as I used to be and now my parents don’t yell at me for investing all my money into that. That’s one of my hobbies. I do play hockey. I recently started two years ago. I’m very bad, but I do have a ton of fun on the ice and just being around some of my friends is what makes it fun.

We also learned that Marv likes to go snowboarding. He tries his best.

Q: WHAT ARE SOME TOP SKILLS SOMEONE MUST HAVE FOR THE TYPE OF WORK YOU DO?

A: Always be persistent. Putting yourself out there and throwing yourself out of your comfort zone is very important and it helps you build confidence every day. Another important aspect of this role is knowing your product and your services as thoroughly as possible. You should also understand the people that you’re going to be talking to and make sure that you’re able to find a good solution for what their needs are.

NetElixir is always looking for more team players who love to share their passions. If that sounds like you and you’re looking to elevate your career in digital marketing, apply today at netelixir.com/careers.

Meet Marv, our Partnership Manager, who loves working with UPS.