Lion in the Limelight: Chris DiPietro

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

Music: Country

Color: Blue