Employee of the Month-December 2020: Ethan Perry
When you first meet Ethan in person, you are instantly struck with the impression that he is a friendly and pleasantly positive person. Then, as you get to know him better, you learn that he is also an intelligent, capable, professional, and highly motivated individual. His willingness to tackle any project SharpNet throws his way with a can-do attitude and outstanding skill and efficiency makes Ethan a valuable asset to his team. His positivity and professionalism when serving his clientele have proven that he genuinely cares about the success of those he serves. These attributes have earned him the spotlight this month as SharpNet’s Employee of the Month.
A Colorado native, Ethan enjoys playing the piano and guitar, coding, calisthenics, learning new languages, and traveling. When asked what he enjoys most about working at SharpNet, Ethan said two things stand out the most: One, he likes his co-workers and managers, which makes any job more enjoyable. Two, he likes making a difference. “Being able to see results we’ve gotten for clients and being able to see the impact we’ve made on their business is something I really enjoy. I enjoy speaking with clients about their businesses and figuring out a good strategy to help their business. That really motivates me.”
Fun facts about Ethan:
Before working at SharpNet, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’d ever had?
E: I mainly worked in the restaurant industry as a server. I once had to sift through a dumpster full of garbage to find a little plastic ring that a kid lost. That felt very fulfilling.
How did you first learn about SharpNet?
E: I used to work on filmmaking and commercial projects with Jason, a former employee at SharpNet. After I heard about SharpNet, I sent Chris an email with my resume, interviewed two days later, and was offered a position by the end of the week. The hiring process was super quick.
How do you balance your career at SharpNet and your free time?
E: SharpNet was my first full-time job, so it has certainly been harder balancing my time outside of work. I generally wake up at 6 a.m. just so I have more time in the morning to accomplish something before I head to work.
How has SharpNet helped you in your career development?
E: SharpNet has been a great place for me to finally realize what it takes to provide value to clients and businesses. It has also been a great place to learn and develop my roots in the marketing industry.
If you could pick one theme for SharpNet to turn into a book about the company, what would it be?
E: The book would definitely be a haunted office mystery. A gripping story of ghosts and mustaches. It would be a perfect opportunity to flesh out the stories on darrah.house and turn them into a real book.
Any random facts you could share?
E: Last year, I almost won a National Geographic trip to Antarctica, but I ended up losing out to another contestant. I also love to play the piano and the guitar.
Are you messy or organized?
E: When it comes to my work, I try to stay as organized as possible so I don’t lose track of important things, but everything else in my life tends to be messy. Organized chaos, though, is how I like to describe it.
Best vacation you’ve been on?
E: The best vacation I’ve been on was when I traveled to Australia and New Zealand for a month. As we were leaving the country, we had a layover in Auckland and decided to go skydiving. We barely made it back to our flight in time, but it was well worth it!
If you could be any force of nature, what would you be?
E: I would be the strong nuclear force. It is the strongest of the four fundamental forces of nature. I was thinking about choosing the wind or something like that, but why not go all out!