Our new blog series is dedicated to our talented and hardworking team!
Most of our success has been due to our people so we’re excited to introduce each one of them via 13 questions.
First one on our list is our VP of Marketing and Community Jimmy Guerrero!
What do you do at our company?
I am the VP of Community and Marketing.
How long have you been working at Arrikto?
Not long! I started in June of 2021.
What has been your favorite project so far?
Connecting with folks in Kubeflow community. They have given me the best insights into what Arrikto should be doing from a community and marketing perspective.
What do you like most about your role?
Everyday brings unexpected challenges. Which is another way of saying, everyday presents itself with new opportunities.
What do you think is the most valuable lesson you have learned while working at Arrikto so far?
Use the 10 hour difference between the US and Greece to your advantage! Work on tasks that require collaboration in the morning, use the rest of the day for work that requires more concentration and focus.
What were you doing before working at Arrikto?
Recently, I was the VP of Community and Marketing at various startups in the cloud native, data infrastructure, and machine learning spaces. What feels like a lifetime ago, I was a founder at StrongLoop (sold to IBM), a founding member of the Red Hat OpenShift team and an early MySQL employee.
What’s something you’re planning on doing in the next year that you’ve never done?
Riding solo across America in a 1931 Harley-Davidson VL.
Three words to best describe you.
Ideas in motion.
What is the one thing you can’t live without?
I am going to turn this question around. What is the one thing that cannot live without me? My cat. She’s been obsessed with being near me since she was a kitten.
Where’s your favorite place in the world?
Joshua Tree, California
What is your motto?
I do like Yoda’s “Do or do not. There is no try,” from Star Wars.
What is one food that you cannot resist?
The combination of tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and some good olive oil always sounds good.
What do you like to do when you aren’t working?
Vintage motorcycle restoration and land speed racing.