Our Young Gun profile takes a look at some of the young talent across the advertising, adtech, marketing and media sector in Australia. It aims to shed light on the varying roles, people and companies across the buzzing industry.
Today we speak to Stephanie Feher, Customer Success Manager, impact.com:
Time at the company:
Just over 2 eventful years
How long have you been in the industry?
7 years this year!
How did you get here? Was this always the plan?
Nope, absolutely not the plan. I was a music graduate, part-time cello teacher, performer and working in the arts. I went to my first networking event and met who would be my manager at IPG Mediabrands. There I got my head wrapped around digital - working in advertising operations and campaign management. After a travel break, I worked at Nielsen on one of their products: Digital Ad Ratings. I saw the opportunity to join a SaaS company in the customer success function and thought it was one not to miss!
Who is your right-hand person/who guides you day to day?
Quite a few, so it would be impossible to narrow it down to just one. If I’m allowed to name two then it has to be Helena Barroso Zarco and Nick Randall. Both are amazing leaders who support me on many levels. They challenge the way I think, foster an environment where I can be my authentic self, and are genuinely great humans.
What’s the best thing about the industry you work in?
Hands down, my team.
And the biggest challenge?
It is an exhilarating one, but the pace the industry is evolving certainly keeps me on my toes.
Whose job have you set your sights on in the future?
The great thing about impact.com is that there are a lot of growth opportunities just waiting to be grabbed. So there isn’t anyone’s job in particular that I have my eyes on (yet).
Where do you turn for inspiration?
My phone. Before you roll your eyes, it’s how I contact my friends and family, find things to listen to, to read, to watch, to explore, to plan and to eat. More accurately, I guess it’s a portal to those people and things that do inspire me.
My favourite advert is:
A classic. McCain's Super Juicy Corn commercial - The Rains are 'ere!
Tell us one thing people at work don’t know about you?
This is a trick question.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
In five years' time I hope to continue surrounding myself with amazing people, spending my energy on things that matter and being present in the moment.
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