Name, Title and Team:
Ahmed Taleb, Vice President, Client Services
How did you hear about Umbel and why did you decide to apply?
I was brought into Umbel by a previous colleague who had been building the Sales side of the business for the past few years. I had just left a position leading the client success team for Google Attribution and felt that there was a good fit between my experience and Umbel.
Can you describe your typical day?
My day can vary between attending client calls to working on specific initiatives with other internal teams. The most rewarding – working with my team and watching them succeed!
What countries have you travelled to so far? And where do you want to go next?
Let’s see…an approximate list: Mexico, Honduras, England (8X), France, Spain, Germany, Austria (5X), Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands (10X), Switzerland, Italy, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Croatia, UAE, Dubai, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore (5X), Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong. Next on the list – Argentina or Iceland.
What’s your go-to motivation songs – when you’re feeling sluggish and need a pick me up?
Anything from the Burning Monk Album (RATM).
What would your advice be to someone just starting out in your field?
It all starts with the data – spend some time to truly understand how a well structured dataset can inform decision making and create value. Oh, and become a giphy master so you can embed GIF’s in every possible digital communication.
What’s your favorite place in Austin?
The Draughthouse (the pub…not the movie theatre).
How do you use data in your job? What about in your life?
I use data to try to influence decision-making across our client teams. If we can change the behaviors of our client teams to consider the data first, we’ll win. Personally, I use the “lemme Google that” approach to data – the answer to all of life’s questions has to be out there somewhere.
Describe your co-workers in three words.
Smart. Kind. Talented.
The best part about working at Umbel?
The tacos (kidding, it’s the people of course)!
First thing you do when you get to the office?
It’s a tie: Complain about Austin traffic vs. get some coffee!