AvePoint Employee Spotlight: Alyssa Blackburn

Post Date: 10/23/2015
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Welcome to the latest installment of our Employee Spotlight series, where we catch up with members of our AvePoint family and ask them a few questions about their history with the company, hobbies outside of work, and favorite aspects of where they live around the world.

Alyssa Blackburn

 

Alyssa Blackburn, Manager, Information Strategy

Location: Melbourne

Joined: August 2014

 

Where were you working (or going to school) before AvePoint, and why did you come here? 

I worked for a large government department heading up the Knowledge and Information Management business division. I joined AvePoint because after years and years working in the information and records management field, I just really wanted to do things differently. User adoption in this field is really, really hard work! I wanted to change the way information and records management systems are designed and implemented because I’ve always believed it simply doesn’t have to be as hard as everyone thinks it is!

What is your favorite part of working for AvePoint?

Every day is different. I get to work with amazing people and do amazing things for complex, interesting, and different organisations. If that’s not a reason to get out of bed every day, then I don’t know what is.

When you’re not working, what is your favorite hobby?

I have two small children, and while not quite a hobby, much of my time revolves around running them around to their many social engagements. But they are lovely, so I don’t mind too much.

If you could impart one fact about Australia to the rest of AvePoint, what would it be?

I am from Queensland, Australia and we are generally awesome. We are also home to the Great Barrier Reef which is worth the 657 hour flight it takes to get here. It’s also basically summer all year round here, so that’s always another good reason to visit.

Of our five core values – passion, drive for excellence, teamwork, innovation, and industry leader – which one do you identify with most and why? 

Passion! I have always found that the best way to bring people along with you is to be passionate. It’s infectious – when you’re passionate about something, people want to get on board with that. And I am SUPER passionate about information management (maybe weirdly so).

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?  

People will always give you lots of advice. Choose wisely what you will listen to. Also, chocolate chip cookies are the answer to a lot of life’s problems.

If you could give one piece of advice to new AvePoint employees, what would it be?

AvePoint is an amazing organisation full of opportunity. Take the opportunity to learn from the many wonderful people who are so full of knowledge as this will only be to your benefit.

Want to join our team? Visit our careers page to browse our current openings!

Kate was formerly a specialist on AvePoint's Corporate Communications team.

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