Here at Whitepages, we are lucky to have such a fun-spirited and hard-working finance team, crunching numbers by day and winning Halloween Happy Hour costume contests by night (let’s just say they really like “Sweatin’ to the Oldies”).
While the thought of taxes, auditors, and financial accountability make many people cringe, it’s why Marilu shows up to work every day (although her awesome finance team has something to do with it, too)! A cornerstone of our team, Marilu shatters the “stuffy accountant” stereotype with her keen sense of humor and bubbly personality.
There are many days Marilu may be the first one you say hello to at the office and wave good-bye to her as you leave; however, she makes sure to sneak away every now and then and utilize our in-house chair massages or catch a movie with her team (yes, they all went to see Ben Affleck in “The Accountant” together).
What’s your hometown?
What was your very first job?
Picking cherries during the hot summer days of the Yakima Valley.
What’s been the most influential piece of technology in your life so far?
What’s the last TV show you binge-watched?
The Walking Dead
What would your role be if there was a zombie apocalypse?
I would like to think that I would survive long enough to have some sort of role. Since I’m a huge fan of The Walking Dead, I think my role would be similar to Carol, where I would come across as being weak but always ready to strike and save my survivor group.
What do you do when you have 30 minutes of free time?
Currently, I do wedding planning!
What’s the last vacation you went on?
Guam, where America’s day begins.
What’s your favorite downtown lunch spot?
The Great Northwest Soup Company (it’s right across from the office building)! The tomato basil soup is my favorite.
What does being a Whitepager mean to you?
Being innovative, Whitepages is in an industry that moves fast and as a Whitepager we need to be able to constantly change accordingly. Also, I am a strong believer that a small, talented team will beat an average one any day. Even though we are a small accounting team in comparison to other companies, each team member has strong skills, so everything we do is at a high level of quality.
What’s your favorite Whitepages memory (so far)?
The Portland trip that we took last year. There were so many fun events and it was great getting to know other employees, especially the ones from the NY and Budapest offices.
Want to work with Marilu and the rest of the Whitepages team?
Our 2016 Halloween Happy Hour costume winners, our fit and fun Finance Team!