There’s a lot to learn when you’re brought on to a growing sales team – the products, the customers, and your new colleagues. With the Whitepages Pro Team, you won’t get through an orientation without “Tom” being mentioned (not just because we have three of them)! To our team in Seattle, Tom is “the New Yorker” (a title he holds proudly) and the guy who’s been with the Pro team since before it was really even a team. For four years, Tom has been providing Whitepages Pro customers with Data for Good to help them increase revenues and reduce risk.
What keeps him going? Besides working with an awesome team (and the hummus and veggies in the office, #healthyeating2017), Tom has an unwavering commitment to character and integrity, as well as a constant appreciation of his customers’ desire and confidence to work with him. On Day One he discovered that Whitepages is set up with a great number of tools and resources to do the job successfully. His advice to our ever-growing team: OWN the activities that will make you successful! (Who wouldn’t embrace that culture?) Here is more about Tom:
What’s your hometown?
Wantagh, NY — the gateway to Jones Beach.
What was your very first job?
Busboy at a Greek diner. Note: there is a Greek diner in every town on Long Island. I was never afraid to get my hands dirty!
What’s been the most influential piece of technology in your life so far?
My first iPhone. Sorry, Android users…the iPhone is feature-rich and user-friendly. I taught my 78-year-old mother how to use one in 30 minutes.
What’s the last TV show you binge-watched?
House of Cards, waiting for Season 5!
What do you do when you have 30 minutes of free time?
I harass one of my two kids, of course, just making sure they are behaving.
What’s the last vacation you went on?
What’s your favorite downtown lunch spot?
The Almond, an American restaurant next door, or basically anywhere inside of Eataly, now quickly becoming a NY landmark.
What’s your favorite meme?
“Sell me this Pen” with Leonardo DiCaprio (from Wolf of Wall Street).
What does being a Whitepager mean to you?
It means I am in a very select group of people who are not only extremely talented and bright, but everyone here seems to embrace the frantic pace and the sense of urgency to get stuff done (GSD) I have always felt the need to do that, but at Whitepages the desire and feeling is much stronger to kick ass and improve each day.
What’s your favorite Whitepages memory (so far)?
Our Portland trip in 2016. You could see the whole Pro team starting to come together. Alex Algard (our Founder and former CEO) said, “Tom, did you ever think there would be this many Pro team members?” I knew right there we had something pretty cool and I was a part of it. That was meaningful to me!
Want to work with Tom and the rest of the Whitepages team?
Our small but mighty (and ever stylish) NY team – Deep, Katie, and Tom.