Are you ready? We’re starting a new blog series to highlight a different Vantage team member each month. We kick-off this month with an introduction to Kevin Kailath, Vantage’s digital marketing manager.
How do you recharge? I recharge in a number of ways, but here are a few big ones: 1) sharing conversation with friends 2) getting my media fix: music, books and Netflix 3) exercising, whether at the gym or outdoors under the sun.
What movie or novel character do you most identify with? I absolutely love the movie “Pulp Fiction” (or any Tarantino flick for that matter) because of the passionate dialogue and overall intensity. I’m sure my friends would agree that those are two personality traits I possess.
What characteristic do you most admire in others? Humility and vulnerability are characteristics I greatly admire in others. Sometimes it’s hard to say “I don’t know…,” “I apologize…,” or “I’m willing to learn…” It takes real courage to do that!
What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod/iPhone? This is a tough one because it changes every week, but right now it would have to be “Physical Education” by Animals as Leaders, a progressive rock band that fuses elements of funk, jazz and classical guitar into their music.
Is there a motto that you live by to get through trying situations at work? I have a lot of these, but one of my favorites is that “genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” My dad would often say this when I was growing up, reminding me that working hard and smart truly pays off.
Do you have a professional goal that you are still striving toward? I want to earn certifications in the areas of digital work I am most interested in such as website and CRM analytics. Though these sorts of certifications aren’t the end goal of my work, they can serve as great benchmarks of my success along the way.