Posted by Ashleigh Chretien
In this edition of Lion in the Limelight I caught up with Chris DiPietro, who recently was promoted to an Online Sales Manager for Lionbridge onDemand! Congrats Chris! When he is not closing huge deals or in a meeting you can count on Chris to crack a few jokes. This week, I spent a few minutes with Chris to learn more about why he chose Lionbridge onDemand and where he sees his career taking him!
Ashleigh: Tell us about your role and position at Lionbridge onDemand?
Chris: I am an Online Sales Manager here at Lionbridge, focusing on targeting the Customer Care buyer for all of our different products – onDemand, GeoFluent, Telephonic Interpretation, ClayTablet, etc.
Ashleigh: What about Lionbridge onDemand made you want to work here in the first place?
Chris: I originally started on a different team within Lionbridge, but was presented with the opportunity to move over to the onDemand team. I jumped on that opportunity because there is a lot of potential within this team and its product offerings, with plenty of room to grow!
Ashleigh: What is your proudest/ favorite memory at Lionbridge onDemand?
Chris: Being promoted to Online Sales Manager!
Ashleigh: Tell us about your first sale?
Chris: I have two first sales – one for our GeoFluent Chat Translator tool and one for onDemand, both of which were unique first sales that came after a lot of hard work from everyone involved.
Ashleigh: Before working at Lionbridge, what other jobs did you have?
Chris: Before Lionbridge I had a job doing outside sales for a small sales company. Prior to that I worked at a the UMass Amherst Campus Recreation Center, as well as a Dog Daycare facility where I got paid to play with dogs all day.
Ashleigh: What are your long-term career goals and aspirations?
Chris: My long-term goal is to become a VP of Sales so that I can buy a summer beach house!
Ashleigh: What’s your claim to fame?
Chris: I once sat next to Taylor Swift’s mom at a concert and she said I was handsome.
Fun Fact: The first time I played the slots at a casino I won $1,200 on a penny slot.
Siblings: I have an older and younger brother, as well as a younger sister.
Pets: A 2 year old Hound Mix named Norman, and a Cat named Rex.
Condiment: Ketchup & hot sauce
Favorite place to eat: Fire & Ice
Adult beverage: Beer and Pina Colada
Movie: Wedding Crashers
Celebrity Crush : Jessica Alba
Food: Reduced Fat Cheezit’s
Kitchen Appliance: Crock Pot