We love getting a peek behind the scenes with some of our colleagues in our monthly employee profile! Every month, we ask a Cint team member a handful of questions – some serious and some a little fun – and, every month, there is something that surprises us. We hope you also enjoy learning more about our Partner Success On-Boarding Manager, Glenny Heiner, this November.
What are you passionate about when it comes to your job?
I am passionate about learning new things and my job offers me the opportunity to do just that. My job is always evolving and requires continuous learning about our Products and the ins and outs of programmatic sampling. It challenges me to want to learn even more so that I can help suppliers to perform better by improving their APIs and hosted connections.
How did you get into the market research field?
I previously worked for Qualtrics and enjoyed working in a tech company that makes online market research easier, especially in emerging markets. That’s how I learned about Cint and, a couple of years after leaving Qualtrics, I saw a job post from Cint. I didn’t think twice about applying and I’m glad I did. I love the mix of tech and market research my role offers.
Who inspires you?
My mom. Even though she did not finish elementary school herself, she had a vision for her six kids—especially her two daughters. She only asked us to study… and we knew how much she struggled to raise us. She never gave up on us and pushed us to be the very best. I remember at a young age her advice to us as teenagers were for us to become educated, independent women. That’s the best advice I’ve ever received. After years away from home, that was the single best thing she could ever have taught me.
What’s your favorite thing(s) to do when you aren’t working (hobbies)?
When I am not working, I am most likely planning my next adventure. Whether it is an evening hike or a trip to a place I haven’t been before. I also love dancing to Latin Music —especially salsa. I don’t get to do it as often since good dancing partners are scarce (lol). I also enjoy investing and researching new opportunities in real estate, stocks, or small businesses. I can spend hours doing this!
What skill would you like to master?
One of my goals is to learn how to code. I love working with APIs and would like to learn how codes are built. I also want to master French – I was learning French in college and want to get back to it. Oh, and mastering pull-ups is another top priority. They are super hard!
Where is the most interesting place you’ve been?
A couple of years ago, during a family trip, we visited Aracataca. This is a tiny town where Gabriel Garcia Marquez, awarded the noble prize for Literature, was born, as well as the place where my dad was born and raised. We visited Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s house which has been transformed into a museum. It was so interesting to see how this town was the inspiration for Macondo in his book One Hundred Years of Solitude.
If you could live in any period of history when would it be and why?
When people were excited to receive calls. Today, calling or getting calls generates anxiety for some. What happened to us? Or when people could talk for hours at a café without needing to check their phones a million times. I love technology, don’t get me wrong. I just think we sometimes are unable to disconnect and overuse it… and we just forget to enjoy the little things.
What is/are your favorite thing(s) about working for Cint?
One of the things that I love about Cint is that I get to work with amazing and super smart women. I love that we have a high number of females in leadership positions and they are all incredibly brilliant and I get to learn from them. Love to work with all of them!
What’s one thing you’ve had to overcome in your life?
I am from Petare, Caracas-Venezuela, one of the most dangerous places in Latin America and third in the world. Growing up there, there are few aspirations for the youth. Just saying that you live there makes people suspicious of you. Graduating from college is rare, let alone leaving the country to go study somewhere else. I decided that I wanted the impossible. While I was completing my associate’s degree, I worked full time and saved every penny so that one day I could go study abroad. I made it twice to the U.S. and once to France. The likelihood of me leaving Petare was tiny, but thanks to my family and all my friends who believed in me, I made it. I never forget where I come from and how far I’ve gotten…
What do you wish someone would ask you?
Would you like to spend a month on a remote island? My answer will be YES, ABSOLUTELY. I am ready. When do we go?
What makes you feel accomplished?
These days, I feel accomplished after finishing a high-intensity workout! And, as a homeowner that knows nothing about fixing things, I feel accomplished whenever I am able to complete a repair without paying someone to do it for me. I pretty much feel like I deserve a glass of wine or a cold beer for anything I can fix.
Who is your favorite author?
Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist), Viktor Frankl (Man’s Search for Meaning), Voltaire (Candide).
What is your proudest accomplishment?
Buying a house for my parents so they could move back to their home country (Colombia) after 35+ years of being immigrants in Venezuela.
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