###Tell us a little bit about the work you do and some of your career goals.
I'm currently in sales and marketing. I do contract based work with a mix of tech and service companies, and I also have a W2 job. I started my career by joining a tech start-up. I fell in love with the process and grind of an early company gaining traction. My career goals for the next 3-5 years include helping to bring more awesome products to market and ultimately contributing to changing the way people work and live.
###Can you tell us more about what you love about working with early-stage companies?
I love working with people who are passionate about their products and services and that have a real motivation to be great and bring change into the word. I also really enjoy seeing sales/adoption go up and up! There is something so satisfying about helping a new company grow. It gives me a huge sense of accomplishment.
###How did you find Catch and how are you using Catch?
I'm pretty sure I saw a Catch ad on Facebook and was intrigued. I use Catch to automatically contribute to my retirement, set aside money for 1099 taxes and contribute to funds for time-off, family leave and more all without thinking about it. It's awesome. I also used Catch to enroll in health insurance.
###Why did you decide to use Catch to enroll in health insurance?
Health insurance is important because you never know what could happen - an accident or unexpected health issue could derail your life completely. In the past it has been a nightmare trying to nail down health insurance going between W2 jobs. The process of onboarding with company-sponsored insurance and then having to switch is painful. Plus, with contract work, health insurance [through an employer] isn't an option. I like being in charge of my own benefits.
I decided to use Catch to enroll in health insurance because the user experience throughout the Catch platform is amazing. I was impressed with the way Catch streamlined the decision making process for me.
###What advice do you have for someone starting out in your field?
To someone just starting out in sales and marketing, specifically in tech, I'd say: when you're looking for the right company to work with, my advice is that a great team should check two boxes - the people should be wonderful, and so should the product.