Here’s a little bit about Jeff:
“You could call me an analytic strategist. I went from graduate work in psychology, to higher education sales, to analytic and business intelligence roles, all in the educational publishing industry. I am a Spartan at heart, but also hold an MA in psychology from Long Island University, and an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan (marketing and strategy). I’ve also spent time with New York University’s Digital Media Marketing program. That sounds like a ridiculous amount of education but I think we are living at a fascinating moment in which the technological tools have become so robust that our ability to solve problems is bounded only by our ability to form interesting questions. The broader your domain knowledge, the more interesting questions you can pose.
How did you hear about Mango? A Michigan classmate told me about a Mango event at Melange in Ann Arbor. From there I hounded Mango’s Marketing and HR Directors on LinkedIn until they agreed to meet with me!
What made you want to work for Mango? It is exciting to see companies that think beyond products. Mango’s leadership team has done something that most companies never think to do: they have thought about what their products mean in the contexts of peoples’ lives and re-imagined what language learning can entail. When you get an opportunity to work with people like that, you jump on it!
Do you like to travel? If so, what was your favorite trip? Alas, I am one of the least well-traveled folks at Mango. However, I would have to say that hiking through the rain-forests of Dominica and repelling in its gorgeous canyons would be at the top of the list.
What are your hobbies? As a father of three, I find that they increasingly relate to light saber battles, the zoo, and similar fare. When I have a moment, I usually reach for a guitar and rock some 90s grunge.
Which Mango core value(s) do you think you represent the most? I would say innovation. My hope is that my analytics role at Mango will feed our discussion about how we can deliver new forms of value to our customers that surprise them, enrich their lives, and establish lasting connections with them.”