As the Digital Media Intern here at InfoTrust, I had the privilege of interviewing Jimmy Love as one of my first projects. It’s a great start to the day when you get to interview someone who has been with the company from its’ early years. Who would be better to learn about the company and culture from? In the following, I asked Jimmy a handful of questions to get to know him and the company better.
What is your background in the industry?
I began interning for InfoTrust in the Cincinnati office in June of 2012 while I was beginning my senior year at the University of Cincinnati (go Bearcats!). As an intern, I focused on social media, email, event, and inbound marketing, along with some content creation and SEO. A lot of these skills were learned while at InfoTrust and after being here for 7 months as an intern, I was offered a full-time job.
So you began at InfoTrust in 2012… what are you up to now?
As InfoTrust evolved from a digital marketing organization to a digital analytics org., I determined I wanted to grow with the company and give web analytics a shot. Despite enjoying the advertising world that I had just mastered, I wanted to continue my career with InfoTrust and learn something new. I have since transitioned out of advertising to working as a Lead Analyst and I couldn’t be happier!
What’s your favorite part about working here?
Definitely the culture, great colleagues, and the transparency of company financials and goals– to have all three in one organization is incredibly rare. I also love that every project has at least two consultants on it, which allows for collaboration and ensures I can take stress-free time off knowing that my client work will be covered. While we take our work seriously, we don’t always take one another seriously (especially lunchtime conversations!), and the humor that comes with that makes the work day a lot better.
Where is your favorite place to hang out in the office?
I’d have to say the zen room. I like to hop in there to make calls and generally get some peace and quiet. There’s also everything you would ever need to relieve stress– a futon to nap on, a dart board, and even bubble wrap to pop.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I like golf… a lot. I (sort of jokingly) told my wife if she wanted to see me on the weekends she would need to take up the sport as well! I also enjoy playing sand volleyball, board games, video games, painting…and obsessing over my favorite Cincinnati sports teams (I may never see my teams win a championship in my lifetime but I will always cheer ‘em on!)
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
I would say a few recent life milestones– getting married and being a good husband to my wife Stephanie and being a father to two beautiful puppers Tesla and Macy. The four of us also just bought a house and we couldn’t be happier with it.
Tell us a funny story.
I’ve known Amin Shawki (Head of Growth at InfoTrust) since 4th grade, so we go waaay back. We were together at a summer kick-off pool party after 6th grade and I randomly got the dumb idea to stick my finger in a Sprite can. Keep in mind, this was before soda cans had wide-mouth openings.
Naturally, my finger got stuck and I couldn’t pull it out. I asked Amin if he could help me out, so he grabbed the can and pulled it as hard as he could, as any sixth grader would. He ended up pulling the can off my finger, but in the process it cut my finger to the bone, gushing blood that couldn’t be stopped. For the first time in my life, I had to go to the hospital and get stitches. Basically, my best friend (now colleague) ruined my whole summer!
Want to become an analytics pro like Jimmy, learn more about the zen room, and tell funny stories at lunch? Check out our open positions!