Extensis Team Profile: Jeremy Godfrey
Welcome to our second in a series highlighting some of the key team members at Extensis. We’ll peel back the curtain to reveal their contributions to everything from engineering to marketing to customer service. Through these interviews, we hope to provide a strong sense of the Extensis mission, upcoming innovation, our culture, and maybe, depending on the subject, a little bit about their hopes, dreams and what makes them happiest.
Our second subject is Jeremy Godfrey, Regional Business Manager in NYC.
Extensis Team Profile: Jeremy Godfrey
Extensis: Where are you from? What is your educational background? What led you a profession in business management?
Jeremy Godfrey: I’m a product of the beautiful Pacific Northwest, born and raised just South of Portland, Oregon. I attended Portland State University where I earned my B.S. A chance meeting with an old colleague (and friend) prompted me to interview with Extensis.
Extensis: What is your role with Extensis?
Jeremy Godfrey: I’m part of the Sales Team here at Extensis, managing our Eastern Territory out of New York City. I spend my days working with current and prospective customers to help them identify how our software and services can help make their lives easier!
Extensis: What’s your favorite thing about your job?
Jeremy Godfrey: Everything!?!?! It’s funny, my friends don’t always believe me when I say that, but it’s true. I look forward to what I do each and every day. Our customers and my co-workers are fun, creative, and energetic people, which makes my job very enjoyable.
People. Culture. Dedication.
Extensis: Why do you believe in Extensis?
Jeremy Godfrey: Because everyone at Extensis does! It’s a company like no other that I’ve ever been a part of. Besides the great culture and great people, we really do have great solutions and continue to make them even better. I’ve had the pleasure of spending the past nine years here…and the company continues to thrive and grow!
Extensis: What quality do you most appreciate in your co-workers?
Jeremy Godfrey: Dedication. My co-workers work very hard to accomplish their tasks and goals each day. That dedication, for me, provides a feeling that everyone (no matter their role) has a vested interest in this company’s success.
Extensis: What are you working on right now?
Jeremy Godfrey: Increasing revenue and customer satisfaction. I’m always working to increase the revenue in my territory and to do that my customers need to be satisfied. : )
Extensis: What’s your favorite professional tool?
Extensis: What living person do you most admire?
Jeremy Godfrey: That’s an easy one, my parents. Besides being really great people…they have always been there for me, no matter what.
Extensis: What’s your favorite pastime?
Jeremy Godfrey: I can’t believe I’m going to admit this and it’s definitely not my “favorite”…but taking one selfie every day is a current pastime. LOL
I took a bet that I wouldn’t be able to selfie for 365 days straight…only 275 to go. (BTW worst bet I EVER took! aiyiyi)
Extensis: What are your favorite sources of inspiration?
Jeremy Godfrey: I have a lot of customers here in the city. Knowing that our software has played a role in the creation of their work, the stuff I see every day (print, web, advertising, retail, etc.), is an inspiration and a reward.
Extensis: What’s the most useful thing you’ve learned from your professional experience?
Jeremy Godfrey: Don’t get too high with the highs or too low with the lows.
Extensis: What’s the toughest challenge you face in your role?
Jeremy Godfrey: Increased quotas. (If you can’t tell by now, I’m just a little bit of jokester.)
Attitude & Work Ethic
Extensis: Based on your experience, what are your predictions for future professionals in business management?
Jeremy Godfrey: With the right attitude and a strong work ethic anything is possible…It also doesn’t hurt to have a really good product to sell!
Extensis: What do you consider your biggest achievement?
Jeremy Godfrey: My relocation and professional success in NYC. Don’t get me wrong, I love everything about Portland (i.e. microbrews, food carts, Mt. Hood, the Oregon Coast) and it will always be “home”, but New York can be a little tough at times. To have my hard work rewarded in a place like this…there’s nothing better!
Extensis: We hear your claim to fame is an enormous 4×4 pickup that you keep in Portland. Where are you taking that thing next?
Jeremy Godfrey: Oh wow, somebody at Extensis really set me up for this one. To answer the question, anywhere, the thing is unstoppable. Truth be told, my co-workers (and you know who you are) are more obsessed with it than I am. Now if I could just get them to stop asking me for rides everywhere when I’m in town… thank goodness it’s a biodiesel.
Thanks Jeremy! That wraps our second Extensis Team Profile, but stay tuned to meet some other people who make our team great.