DataGrail’s Employee Spotlight series highlights the person behind the professional, digging deep and discovering what drives our team members.
This week’s spotlight features Nicole Greos, who recently joined DataGrail as a Senior Account Executive. Nicole has 6+ years of startup sales experience and is excited to help build out the sales function. She is a Bay Area native that is passionate about technology.
What excites you about joining the DataGrail team?
The product and the people! In my prior experience in the data analytics space, I’ve seen firsthand the challenges companies are facing in regards to building data privacy programs. Many important data initiatives have been delayed given the confusion around new data privacy regulation. When introduced to DataGrail, I was immediately impressed by their unique, technology-first approach to data privacy compliance.
Second – and more importantly – I felt an immediate connection to the people at DataGrail. I am thrilled to join an environment where I work alongside exceptionally bright people who can both support and challenge me.
What’s your role at DataGrail, and how do you see yourself growing over the next 2 years?
My role is to guide companies throughout the evaluation of DataGrail and support their vision for a long-term data privacy program. Over the next 2 years, I hope to establish an expertise in the ins and outs of data privacy while supporting the development of a world class sales team here at DataGrail. I love the scaling startup environment and am excited to help position our team as key leaders in the data privacy ecosystem.
What has been your favorite project or challenge you’ve worked on in your career?
In my previous roles, I’ve loved working across the organization to build frameworks and processes to best support our customers. At Periscope Data, I was highly focused on building out sales playbooks for our strategic & enterprise accounts. I worked closely with our product and sales engineering teams to build a framework to best identify and support those customer needs. I am a huge believer in leveraging cross functional teams to establish mutual understanding for issues facing different elements of the organization and integrate diverse ideas in finding the best solutions.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
I would learn to become a professional chef! I love to cook but have A LOT to learn.
Also, as I’m reminded constantly by my friends, I have absolutely no rhythm… maybe one day I will learn how to dance.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I am a huge foodie! I like to try new restaurants whenever I get a chance. I also love to switch it up and cook at home. There is nothing I love more than sushi or a great homemade pasta. To compensate for my love of food, I try to stay active as much as possible whether it be a workout class (shoutout to Barry’s Bootcamp!) or playing tennis.
I also love to get out and explore the world whenever possible. I’ve been to over 25 countries and counting! I was supposed to add Peru to the list in March but coronavirus cancelled my plans. My most recent trip was my honeymoon in December to Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, where I even tried beetles and crickets (don’t think I would try them again!).