We couldn’t be happier to be announcing our third new addition to the Ombud team in 2014, Julie Jarett.
Julie earned her BA in psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. From there, she jumped right into the IT scene, showcasing her versatility at Systems Technology Associates. At STA, Julie honed her account management, project management, marketing and communications skills.
Julie has a talent for building strong customer relationships, addressing all their needs, concerns and questions with rapid responses and undivided attention.
We enjoyed a walk for some fresh air with Julie and got to know the team’s newest outdoor enthusiast a bit better.
Q&A with Julie Jarett
What motivated you to move from California to Colorado?
That’s easy! The great outdoors, of course. Being a native of Southern California, my love for Mother Nature’s beauty began on the beautiful sandy beaches. My family would spend summers in Mammoth, CA, where I learned to fish, hike, mountain bike, kayak and wakeboard. My love for these outdoor adventures brought me to the wonderful state of Colorado in 2008, and my passion for being outside and trying new things has only grown since.
Who are your greatest role models? What was the most valuable lesson they taught you?
Both of my parents, actually. I get my independence and love of the outdoors from my dad. The most valuable lesson he has taught me is to create the life I want to live for myself. He always told me, “No person ever achieved success by waiting for someone to hand it to them.” Of course, his great taste in music and thrill-seeking tendencies have rubbed off on me as well. I get my compassion and desire to help others from my mom. Being a speech therapist, she has dedicated her entire career to helping children with special needs, and from a young age I realized that I too wanted a career that helped to solve people’s problems in some way. The most valuable lesson she has taught me is to stay true to myself.
What do you enjoy most about your career?
I most enjoy talking with and helping people – that is my greatest passion. I love to be able to understand someone’s problem, and be a part of helping them to find the best solution. I love to hear someone say, “Thanks so much. That was so helpful.” At the end of my day, that is my validation that today has been successful. I am so happy to have the opportunity to make a difference for entire enterprises as a customer success manager at Ombud.
What do you find most compelling about Ombud?
I find the team culture to be the most compelling aspect of the company. It’s great to join this passionate team that has rallied around building a disruptive technology to solve a significant problem. Being a thought leader in the IT community, changing the way enterprises do business and doing something no one else is extremely exciting. It is incredibly energizing that this team created something entirely from scratch, and at the end, we’ll all be able to say that we built this together. Speaking of innovating together, I love the level of creativity I’m able to bring to my role at Ombud. Being able to have a real impact on the product directly – and indirectly through customer feedback – is extremely motivating.
Two truths and a lie.
- My third cousin is Lenny Kravitz.
- I am a vegan.
- I once sat on stage at a Tom Petty concert.
We’re starting the year strong, growing our capacity to empower our users to make successful business decisions. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements from Ombud in the very near future.