Lion in the Limelight: Erik Lafrance

In this edition of Lion in the Limelight I caught up with Erik, he is a Online Sales Rep on the onDemand team!  Erik is from Brookline, NH and went to Connecticut College where he was an Economics major with a minor in English.  Read on to learn how this dancing machine made his way to the onDemand team! 

School: Connecticut College

 Major: Economics

Minor: English

Top Team: Patriots

Pickup Line: I don’t have one. Who needs to drop a line when you have fire dance moves like me?

How to de-stress: Skiing and hiking when ideal but more often than not the internet pulls me in

Favorite Quote:  “’I'm bored' is a useless thing to say. You live in a great, big, vast world that you've seen none percent of.”  -Louis C. K.

 AC: Tell us about your role and position at Lionbridge onDemand?

EL: I’m an Online Sales Representative on the “Goodmancial” team. I find potential clients that could benefit from better global communication capabilities and show them how best to localize their content through the onDemand portal.  OSRs are the face of Lionbridge onDemand to all customers, present and future.

AC: What about Lionbridge onDemand made you want to work here in the first place?

EL: You get out what you put in. Everyone here values dedication and talent, values a self-starter. It’s the perfect place for anyone who’s trying to take their sales career to the next level.

AC: What is your proudest/ favorite memory at Lionbridge onDemand?

EL: It’s difficult to grow your client base when you are new to an industry. I think I’m proudest of my first meeting. At that point my knowledge regarding our onDemand services was limited, but I was still able to convey the quality and simplicity that is apparent from the beginning.

 AC: Tell us about your first sale?

EL: My first sale was to a local soccer association here in Massachusetts, who had the registration section of their website and subsequent emails translated for those who speak Portuguese and Spanish within their organization. I was able to help this local group reach more of their members, and it was amazing to witness the significance of translation.

AC: Before working at Lionbridge, what other jobs did you have?

EL: I once worked as a dog-grooming assistant. I wouldn’t recommend it. Imagine blow-drying a shaggy dog and watching hair falling all around you like snow.

AC: What are your long-term career goals and aspirations?

EL: Who knows what the future holds. All I can say is that my current career trajectory is more than favorable. I see myself improving, regardless of specific title. Though, I’d be surprised if anything could pull me away from sales.

AC: What’s your claim to fame?

EL: I’ve been known to do handstands at weddings.

 

 

 

Rapid Fire Questions 

Siblings: One older brother, Greg. He is two years old than myself and is in the process of planning his wedding. Wish him luck.

Animal: Black Bear

Condiment: Buffalo Sauce

Favorite place to eat: Any place where they have beer

Adult beverage: …Beer

Movie: Star Wars

Celebrity Crush: Mark Walberg

Food: Nachos

Kitchen Appliance: Frying Pan

Music: Classic Rock or Contemporary Rap.  So Led Zeppelin or Run the Jewels 

Color: Green