Employee spotlights brings attention to our most important asset – our employees. Today, we are highlighting our rockstar Jill Austin from our sales team. When she’s not out meeting new and existing customers, she can be found on stage singing or enjoying a nice cold beverage.
What is your role and what do you do?
I am a Senior Account Executive working with public and private sector customers. My job is to make friends and take care of them..
What do you like most about your job?
Taking care of people – I love making connections, quarterbacking challenging situations and watching our team’s experience grow alongside our customers on various different projects.
What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?
I would be a full-time musician with my husband.
Can you tell us a little about your background and what led you to PureLogic IT?
Coming from New Brunswick, I knew very little about the IT industry in Ottawa. Starting out in the recruiting industry allowed me to make connections that ultimately led me to PureLogic IT. I didn’t even know who they were before I joined but haven’t looked back since. In fact, I wish I found them earlier.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Music Therapy – I play music with my husband in my spare time at local pubs around Ottawa. Our band is called The Keystrings and we also volunteer our band to local charities. Outside of music, I like spending time outdoors with my family.
What do you see as the next big shift in technology in our industry?
AI/ML and IoT – we’ve barely scratched the surface.
What does PureLogic do differently from other companies?
Focus on family culture and retention. We work hard and play hard.
What advice do you have for any young IT professionals in sales?
Look after your customers and they’ll look after you. Treat everyone like a customer, appreciate teamwork and don’t forget about work-life balance.
What new skills have you developed in the last year?
Downhill Skiing and learning to get off the chair lift.
What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I’m a grade 10 graduate of Royal Conservatory Classical Piano and represented team NB in the Canada Games the first year they introduced arts to the games.