As Freestar continues to grow in size and strength, we’ve decided to start a monthly blog series highlighting a different member of the Freestar dream team.
This month, we would like to introduce our June Employee Of The Month, Director of Account Management, Jessica Werner.
Do you have a nickname?
Director of Account Management.
What Office do you work in? If remote, where are you logging in from?
What team are you a part of?
Account Management, Publisher Operations.
Who was your last employer?
What was your role at your last job?
How many years have you been in Ad Tech?
Time to brag! What is something you are proud of that you have accomplished in your career (or life) thus far?
Placing First with my team, as the Team Lead, in UCFs Great Capstone Case Competition against the entire College of Business graduating class of 2012 (125+ teams). We presented to the Board of Directors of Target Corporation a new way of shopping in new stores that were being built in large cities with half the square footage. https://www.ucf.edu/news/capstone-winners-propose-new-way-to-shop-at-target
What does a typical day at on the job look like for you?
Lots of Meetings. Lots of interviews (we’re growing fast and always hiring). Managing publisher accounts and managing the team of Account Managers as they manage publisher accounts of their own.
What are your hopes for our industry?
Transitioning into a cookieless world smoothly.
Where are you from?
Stuart, FL + Savannah, GA + San Juan Capistrano, CA.
When you’re not working, what are you doing? Hobbies/interests? Hidden Talents?
Currently going through a journey with KK from Team Tony Robbins, connecting with women in the community and supporting each other as we work on personal and professional growth. Supporting other women that are tapping into their full potential. Exploring my new hometown of Austin. Hanging out with my cats. Outdoor activities like running, walking, kayaking, etc. Finding the best shows on Netflix.
Do you have any pets?
Two cats that are best friends through thick and thin.
If given a chance, who would you like to be for a day and why?
Pia Muehlenbeck, she knows how to have a good time and enjoy life’s blessings or Nina Dobrev, she knows how to have a good adventure and make the best of life.
If you could describe your perfect meal, what would it include?
A good steak and potato + sparking water and red wine.
What is your favorite movie of all time?
It’s a tie between The Nightmare Before Christmas and The Great Gatsby.
What is one thing you wish you could do? Or one talent that you wish you had?
Play an instrument. I’m in love with the piano, violin, and acoustic guitar.
What is one thing you cannot live without and why?
A good bath tub, it’s my greatest escape and favorite night time routine habit.
Favorite piece of advice or “life quote” you’ve heard or given?
“Happiness is a mindset. If you want to be happy, then decide to be happy.”.