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Nudge Employee Spotlight: Hayley Crossing, Business Development Representative

Nudge Employee Spotlight: Hayley Crossing, Business Development Representative

It’s time for another Employee Spotlight! Today we’re learning a bit more about Business Development Representative Hayley Crossing! 👋


 

Name 

Hayley Crossing

Job title

BDR (Business Development Representative)

Favorite apple 🍎

Granny Smith

#1 Nudge pup 🐶

ALL!

Go-to work snack

Apples and peanut butter 

What do you do at Nudge?

Helping brands connect with their frontline teams, ensuring everyone feels more included at work!

What would your career be in another life? 

When I was a kid, I was obsessed with working in a grocery store. My mom used to ask the cashier if I could help them scan the groceries. Maybe that’s why I landed at Nudge…

What’s your favorite thing about Nudge?

The great culture where people can be themselves! 

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

Outdoor activities! Hiking, biking, skiing, and patio hopping (lol). I also love cooking and even dabble in baking.

How do you prioritize wellness and self care? 

I spend my wellness dollars on things that spark joy! I bought myself a winter ski pass, Saje is a good go-to, and always some wellness type things like a facial or spa experiences!

What’s your favorite Nudge memory? 

While most of my time at Nudge has been virtual, we’ve managed to have a few nice BDR team dinners that usually involve tacos and lots of guac!

What unique perspective are you bringing to Nudge?

I grew up playing competitive sports and being a part of a team, which is the environment that I tend to thrive in.

What makes Nudge unique?

At Nudge, no one dreads a Monday. Sometimes in sales organizations, numbers are the only thing that matter. Here, the sales environment is supportive and collaborative and the people are really awesome.

Nudge Employee Spotlight: Poppie Grant, Customer Success Associate

Nudge Employee Spotlight: Poppie Grant, Customer Success Associate

It’s time for another Employee Spotlight! Today we’re learning a bit more about Customer Success Associate Poppie Grant! 👋


 

Name 

Poppie Grant

Job title

Customer Success Associate 

#1 Nudge pup 🐶

Pico!

Go-to work snack

Popcorn

What do you do at Nudge?

I ensure our customers are reaching their full potential on Nudge!

What did you do before Nudge?

I moved from working in traditional banking and followed my passion for innovation into the tech space, where I worked at a venture capital firm, Generation Ventures. That’s where I was first introduced to Nudge! Nudge had recently joined their portfolio at the time and I was very impressed with the product they delivered. I moved careers again a few years later and worked in luxury retail for Tiffany & Co, where I was reintroduced to Nudge. The company is a client of Nudge, and I became a Nudge user!

What would your career be in another life? 

Sommelier, for sure.

What’s your favorite thing about Nudge?

Okay, this is a little thing but I always look forward to it… We play music before our all-company meetings! You know the kind you can’t help but bob your head to. Always gets me in a great mood! 🕺

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

I love to get outside and play tennis! I am always looking for a new person to play with…hint hint. 

How do you prioritize wellness and self care? 

I make use of our fantastic wellness benefits for treatment like massage therapy, to regularly practice self care. 

What unique perspective are you bringing to Nudge?

I was a Nudge user before I worked at Nudge! I was an end-user of our product at a luxury retailer. Given my work history at Generation Ventures, I was already familiar with Nudge so I took great interest in finally being able to experience the solution for myself as an associate at Tiffany & Co. Because of my curious nature, I asked my coworkers at the time their opinions on the product and the program. I quickly realized that the associates/end users are the ones who truly know how to make the product and program better.  

Once I saw there was a job opening at Nudge, I began to ask and listen to the innovative ideas my coworkers had from their experience on Nudge…  A job application and a few interviews later, I found myself reintroduced to Nudge from a different lens, yet again. I have now been at Nudge for over a year and I often think of my experience as a Nudge user to utilize my unique perspective to make programs within our portfolio perform at their best with the end user in mind. 

What makes Nudge unique?

We give deskless associates a voice and a place to be heard, all while having fun 😊 

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.