May 21, 2012
This week’s employee spotlight is on Gizem Gaudet. Gizem is a business analyst on our customer development and retention team here at Grasshopper. She works with the product, design and engineering teams to gather and document business requirements for software development projects. She also investigates the operations of different functional business areas, researches solution options and uses that information to help us create a better Grasshopper.
Let’s get to know Gizem…
What’s your favorite book?
One of my favorite books is ‘Flow‘ by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. It is about the key to happiness–finding and doing things that you are passionate about, things that give you purpose, which ultimately create an optimal experience and flow.
Breakfast, lunch or dinner?
I wish I didn’t have to pick just one because I like them all for different reasons. Despite my small frame, I actually eat a lot–pretty much everything. Although I don’t get a chance to have an actual breakfast during the week days, I never miss lunch and dinner.
If you had one free day to do anything you want, what would you do?
Since I enjoy simple things I would probably start with a nice breakfast, drive to a small ocean town to explore the galleries, walk by the beach, get some sun, then come back and sit by the pool to read or paint. I would try to end the day with dinner outdoors with a glass of red wine.
If you could live anywhere for one year, all expenses paid, where would you live?
Somewhere in Europe–a sunny coastal town surrounded with welcoming and warm people along with an intriguing culture. Maybe somewhere like Tuscany.
Fun facts: have anything interesting people should know about you?
- I’ve been with the company for over 6 years now and I was one of the first employees. I’ve had the chance to grow with the company by playing many different roles at different times and by working with a variety of teams and departments. I have gained a tremendous amount of experience doing so.
- I was born and raised in Turkey so it’s been a long journey and a true transformation since my first day in America.
- Most people probably wouldn’t know this detail about me, but I am also a self-taught artist, specializing in oils.
Connect with Gizem:
- Art site:http://gizemgaudet.com/
Stay tuned for next week’s employee spotlight!