Nudge Employee Spotlight: Chris Morgan, Senior Customer Success Manager

Nudge Employee Spotlight: Chris Morgan, Senior Customer Success Manager

It’s time for another Employee Spotlight! Today we’re learning a bit more about Senior Customer Success Manager Chris Morgan! 👋


 

Name: 

Christopher Morgan

Nickname: 

Chris (Chris #1 when our VP of Product, Chris Long, is in the room)

Job title:

Senior Customer Success Manager

Favorite apple 🍎:

Granny Smith

#1 Nudge pup 🐶:

100% Pico

Go-to work snack:

Anything that doesn’t cost $100 at Impact Kitchen, a coffee shop near our office. I also love those fruit chews.

What do you do at Nudge?

Hunting for treasures in data, and using those treasures to make work more fun and productive.

What did you do before Nudge?

At Roots, I was hired on as a consultant and transitioned into HR as the Learning and Innovation Manager. The role predominantly focused on Communication Governance, Global Learning Strategies, and assisting in Innovating in the Omni-Channel space. I’ve been in fashion apparel retail for 20 years, 15 years within a Learning/Development/Operations capacity. Nudge is truly my first time outside of Retail, and I’m so happy I made the move.

What would your career be in another life? 

Having the opportunity to moderate discussions for the DESKLESS events we ran last year has awoken my inner Oprah. So, yeah… in another life, I’m 100% Oprah. Outside of that, I love the arts. I’ve spent years performing as a musician, and had a stint producing music videos and short films.  If it’s artsy, I’m kinda into it, so it almost doesn’t matter what it is. My low tolerance for lack of process and disorganization usually has me behind the scenes sorting out messes.

What’s your favorite thing about Nudge?

Great company culture and equally great sofas in our multiple staff lounges.  Both I list under the category of “must experience.”

What do you do when you’re not at work?

I pick a hat that matches the mood that I’m in and listen to live music (usually jazz). I also eat out pretty much every day.

How do you prioritize wellness and self care? 

Doing anything that satisfies the senses. For me that’s music and warm scented salt baths with candles (I know it’s kind of extra, but I love it). I used my Nudge annual wellness allowance on a personal trainer because I need to make my body stop falling apart.

What’s something you’re challenging yourself with right now? 

Internally, I’m really looking forward to expanding my client portfolio with some big brands. Externally, I’ll be working on recording some new music after a three year hiatus. 2022 is going to be a real vibe.

What’s your favorite Nudge memory? 

It’s hard to choose. My newest was the fantastic conversation I had moderating our second DESKLESS event with Mastermind Toys’ Sarah Jordan and Staple Canada’s Rachel Huckle. I loved the quality time I got to spend with our CEO Lindsey Goodchild and CTO Dessy Daskalov building a bookshelf in the office. And I really like the quality time I get to spend with coworkers talking about music and preparing for what sounds like an inevitable Nudge karaoke session.

What unique perspective are you bringing to Nudge?

Having an extensive background in Learning and Development has in every way been an advantage working with my clients. The majority of my clients are either trying to streamline onboarding, expanding on elements of their employee life cycle, or trying to work out a governance strategy around communication. All of these are things that I’m extremely passionate about. I also love fashion and retail in general, so I’m able to provide general counsel around what to do in peak times, and how to use communication as a vehicle to drive success.

What makes Nudge unique?

It’s the people 100%. That’s the number one reason why it felt safe for me to make the jump into tech. I’m surrounded by real people that care about what they do and the impact they make. Sounds cliche, but it’s the truth.

Nudge Employee Spotlight: Arash Askary, Lead Data Scientist

Nudge Employee Spotlight: Arash Askary, Lead Data Scientist

It’s time for another Employee Spotlight! Today we’re learning a bit more about Lead Data Scientist Arash Askary! 👋


 

Name:

Arash Askary

Nickname: 

Ari

Job title:

Lead Data Scientist

Favorite apple 🍎:

Fuji

#1 Nudge pup 🐶:

Pico! Granted, I haven’t met any other pups yet 😅

Go-to work snack:

Roasted nuts!

What do you do at Nudge?

I play with data using statistics and machine learning. If I’m lucky, I’ll detect meaningful patterns that can be used to build valuable digital tools with!

What did you do before Nudge?

I’m a trained biologist. I’ve been lucky to have had the opportunity to study and conduct research at world-class institutions, including the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology and Harvard. Most recently, I was a PhD candidate at McGill specializing in experimental evolutionary genomics. I voluntarily dropped out after a year to pursue plan-B, which was to become a data scientist in the private sector. 

What would your career be in another life? 

Perhaps a private chef?

What’s your favorite thing about Nudge?

The culture! Everyone is a true professional who believes in our product & cares about what they do. 

What do you do when you’re not at work?

If I’m not hanging out with friends & family, I’m either reading or watching YouTube.

How do you prioritize wellness and self care? 

Daily meditation and frequent exercise. I spend my Nudge annual wellness allowance on athletic gear. Warm track pants and proper running shoes make a big difference!

What’s something you’re challenging yourself with right now? 

We’re currently working on some exciting innovations at Nudge, with data at the core. We have a lot of work left to do but I’ve learned a great deal and I’m so excited to keep working on it! 

 

What’s your favorite Nudge memory? 

Meeting the rest of the tech team in person for an outdoor social back in August!

 

What unique perspective are you bringing to Nudge?

Appreciating how difficult it is to design and conduct real-world experiments. Identifying a signal in the noise can be challenging and never guaranteed. That’s also what makes it so meaningful and worth talking about!

 

What makes Nudge unique?

The platform’s versatility. I find it fascinating how each of our clients use the platform in slightly different ways to meet their unique needs.

Nudge Employee Spotlight: June Lee, Intermediate Data Analyst

Nudge Employee Spotlight: June Lee, Intermediate Data Analyst

It’s time for another Employee Spotlight! Today we’re learning a bit more about Intermediate Data Analyst June Lee! 👋


 

Name: 

June Lee

Job title:

Intermediate Data Analyst

Favorite apple 🍎:

Gala. It’s easy to find anywhere and the taste is pretty consistent throughout the year.

#1 Nudge pup 🐶:

Pico!

Go-to work snack:

Something sweet to have with my coffee. Sugar for brain power!

What do you do at Nudge?

I make pretty boards showing Nudgers activities.

What were you up to before Nudge? 

Biology was my favourite subject in high school so I decided to major in neuroscience for my undergraduate studies. Toward the end of the studies, many people went to masters or to work in labs, but I realized that was not what I wanted to do. I was studying the human brain, so it naturally led me to be curious about artificial intelligence and machine learning. Also, working at a biostatistics lab in my final year introduced me to the big data world and lots of data-related tools. It’s interesting and rewarding to find hidden stories within a large pile of data. I decided to take it seriously, so I am now doing a part-time masters in analytics! 

What would your career be in another life? 

A librarian. I like tagging and organizing things. 

What’s your favorite thing about Nudge?

I love our deep work sessions. It really allows me to focus on my work and get things done. It also helps me to coordinate schedules because I can plan my own work during the deep work sessions.

What do you do when you’re not at work?

I am doing a part-time master’s program, so I am mostly studying when I am not at work. I can’t wait to be done with it and have an actual social life.

How do you prioritize wellness and self care? 

I started to go to the gym regularly after the pandemic. Getting my body active helps me focus better at work and school, and it makes me feel more energized. I will probably use my Nudge annual wellness allowance toward a gym membership or boxing classes. I would also love to watch any musicals or visit art exhibitions when things open up more.

What’s your favorite Nudge memory? 

I am still very new to Nudge so my favorite Nudge memory would be my first week of Nudge academy. It was a very nice introduction to learn about all wonderful teams at Nudge and meet them. And I am looking forward to our Christmas party!

What unique perspective are you bringing to Nudge?

I am in the learning phase of my career. Switching my career focus completely from what I learned in my undergraduate studies really pushed me to get out there and learn as much as I can about the new field I am in. I am happy to be with Nudge where the company supports learning and each individual’s ideas. It’s a team that is growing with me, so it motivates me to work hard to see more exciting things happening with Nudge.

What makes Nudge unique?

Nudge is a company that cares about people. Nudge is focusing on people that are important, but often not getting enough of a spotlight. It feels rewarding to bring them to the spotlight and give them what they need to improve the work environment.

Nudge Employee Spotlight: Alexandre Gravelle, iOS Developer

Nudge Employee Spotlight: Alexandre Gravelle, iOS Developer

It’s time for another Employee Spotlight! Today we’re learning a bit more about iOS Developer Alexandre Gravelle! 👋


 

Name: 

Alexandre Gravelle

Nickname: 

Alex

Job title:

iOS Developer

Favorite apple 🍎:

MacIntosh

#1 Nudge pup 🐶:

Pico

Go-to work snack:

Bread 🍞

What do you do at Nudge?

I build virtual worlds

What did you do before Nudge?

I have a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and before 2016 I was working in the Aerospace Industry as a Controls Engineer. I decided to make the move to programming during the fall of 2016. And since then and up to Nudge, I’ve been building my skills as a freelancer and working for a startup in Sherbrooke. 

What would your career be in another life? 

A geneticist with a degree in biochemistry. At one point growing up, I wanted to become a neurosurgeon.

What’s your favorite thing about Nudge?

We have amazing people working here!

What do you do when you’re not at work?

Breathwork, meditation, learning Spanish, training and watching Netflix. 

How do you prioritize wellness and self care? 

I think it’s the most important thing. I spent my Nudge annual wellness allowance on a nice, ergonomic desk chair.

What’s something you’re challenging yourself with right now? 

Last year was my very first triathlon sprint (750m swim, 10km bike, 5km run). It took almost 2 years to train and get all the equipment.

What’s your favorite Nudge memory? 

Walking in the office for the first time and seeing people in person.

What unique perspective are you bringing to Nudge?

I like discovering new things, learning about multiple different subjects, and then seeing the bigger picture in their interconnectedness.

What makes Nudge unique?

It connects people and lets them know important information in real time.

Nudge Employee Spotlight: Gurpreet Kamboj, Product Manager

Nudge Employee Spotlight: Gurpreet Kamboj, Product Manager

It’s time for another Employee Spotlight! Today we’re learning a bit more about Product Manager Gurpreet Kamboj! 👋


 

Name: 

Gurpreet Kamboj

Job title:

Product Manager

Favorite apple 🍎:

Honeycrisp

#1 Nudge pup 🐶:

All of them!

What do you do at Nudge?

Product Management is like lego – you use different pieces to build something that you and your friends can play with.

What did you do before Nudge?

Most noteworthy job I had was that I worked as a scrum master at a tech company. It really helped me understand how the engineering team works, the questions they ask and how they make decisions. Then, I accidentally became a Product Manager. I started doing a lot of the product management job responsibilities and was promoted by my boss at the time.

What would your career be in another life? 

I think I could be a great event coordinator. That job requires a lot of organization skills and executing on multiple things to make a vision come true. In some ways, it can be similar to product management – taking ambiguous things and turning them into actual products that can be used.

What’s your favorite thing about Nudge?

The people. It is probably not the most unique answer but every person in this company is just amazing and everyone knows their craft very well! I can totally attest to how amazing each person is because I had a coffee chat with almost everyone on the team. 

What do you do when you’re not at work?

I love spending a lot of time with my partner, family and friends. I am also a huge fan of coffee and love reading books. 

How do you prioritize wellness and self care? 

Honestly, I haven’t been prioritizing my wellness and self care so far. It has been a really crazy year with a lot happening in my personal life that I haven’t found time to think and pause. I did start writing a grateful journal every morning with five unique things that I am grateful for each day.

What’s something you’re challenging yourself with right now? 

I can’t say too much right now, but I’ve been working on a collaborative project between data and product and it has immense potential. The project requires understanding a lot of technology capabilities and how to mold that to help our users achieve their business outcomes.

What’s your favorite Nudge memory? 

The Nudge team did a virtual cooking class this fall where we made Fall Harvest Bowls using ingredients that hold special significance to the Ojibway Nation and other Indigenous communities. The cooking class was wonderful. I really truly enjoyed the wild rice!

What unique perspective are you bringing to Nudge?

I have a background in psychology and I think my experience in behavioral psychology provides me with a unique perspective that helps me better understand our customers, their pain points, and how they use the app. 

What makes Nudge unique?

Each person is different yet similar – everyone shares the same core values and beliefs about doing the best job that they can do while uplifting everyone around them. Each person truly embodies the core values of Nudge!

Nudge Employee Spotlight: Andreas Mikkelsen, Customer Success Manager

Nudge Employee Spotlight: Andreas Mikkelsen, Customer Success Manager

We’ve got another Employee Spotlight! This time we’re learning a bit more about Customer Success Manager Andreas Mikkelsen 👋


 

Name: 

Andreas Mikkelsen

Nickname: 

Dre

Job title:

Customer Success Manager 

Favorite apple 🍎:

Granny Smith

#1 Nudge pup 🐶:

Billy

Go-to work snack:

Bubly

What do you do at Nudge?

Think about when you buy a toy, it typically comes with instructions. In the technology world, sometimes those instructions are not fully clear. My job is to help companies read and interpret the instructions, so they get the most use out of their new toy.

What would your career be in another life? 

In a different world and career, I would have loved to teach. I get so much satisfaction watching people grow, and seeing the impact you can make in those early years would be quite motivating. 

What’s your favorite thing about Nudge?

if you press /hammertime on the CMS, it plays hammer time.

What do you do when you’re not at work?

I love to spend time outdoors, especially at the cottage. 

How do you prioritize wellness and self care? 

It’s been great using Nudge’s Work From Anywhere program to work from various different places, as you can really balance work and wellness and self care. Also, my friends and I love to play hockey, so I was able to use my Nudge annual wellness allowance to purchase some new equipment to continue to do what I love! 

What’s something you’re challenging yourself with right now? 

Working with clients in Australia has been really cool, as you always have to be a day ahead in terms of planning and preparedness. It also changed my working style, forcing myself to time-block and delegate, as there is only so much time in one day  

What’s your favorite Nudge memory? 

Our COO Jordan Ekers wearing pyjamas to a formal Christmas party and feeling embarrassed about it.

What unique perspective are you bringing to Nudge?

My upbringing always taught me to never judge a book by its cover. This has really helped me at Nudge, to be more empathic about our users. Empowering someone through Nudge today could help them reach the next level soon, either internally or externally of their current employer. This is really motivating as you can then see how Nudge can truly make an impact.

What makes Nudge unique?

The tool reaches the deskless workforce and puts the needs of the deskless worker first. This means that every decision at Nudge is made with the end user in mind. This is a very humbling but strategic approach that sets us apart from our competitors. 

Proven ROI of 484%

Forrester Consulting's Total Economic Impact™ study found a 484% ROI with Nudge!*

*over three years.