My Name Is Tahlia Sutton — This Is Why I Joined Aha!

Tahlia Sutton Why I Joined Aha!

I wanted to design buildings. I love the breadth of skill that architecture requires — a mix of practical and strategic, creative and scientific, and overall leadership and business acumen.

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My Name Is Karen Maslowski — This Is Why I Joined Aha!

Karen Maslowski

I love to learn. As a young child I discovered reading, music, then dance. In college I pursued geography — the study of “what is where” and why. Pattern recognition and data visualization became second nature.

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My Name is Austin Merritt — This is Why I Joined Aha!

Austin Merritt Why I Joined Aha!

This is how I became a product manager. I was 24 years old and meeting with the CEO of the startup I had joined a year earlier. I was there to tell him I was interested in an open spot on the quality assurance team. He had another idea. The team needed its first product manager and he said I should consider it.

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My Name is Chris Keele — This is Why I Joined Aha!

Chris Keele Why I Joined Aha!

I accepted my first programming job long before I realized I was an engineer at heart. On that fateful day I was led downstairs, through the basement, into a broken computer storage room, and to a closet door. “Here’s your office!Read more…

My Name Is Scott Goldblatt — This Is Why I Joined Aha!

Scott Goldblatt -- Why I Joined Aha!

I have spent a lot of time working to be a better product builder. I set goals and did everything I could to perform at my best. Each opportunity was more exciting than the last and I propelled both my skills and my career forward.

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My Name Is Toray Altas — This Is Why I Joined Aha!

I have had the good fortune to see the world from many cultures. I grew up in a small country town in Australia called Wagga Wagga (meaning “a place of many crows” in the area’s Aboriginal language). I went on to live in Vienna, Melbourne, and San Francisco, before settling in Vancouver, British Columbia. Each city has shaped the person I am today. Read more…

My Name Is Justin Woods — This Is Why I Joined Aha!

I’ve been fortunate to work for some of the world’s most successful technology companies. I’ve delivered a $10M project as an online product manager of Dell’s EMEA region. I’ve also been a senior consultant at IBM and led a digital product team at Vodafone UK.
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My Name Is Jamey Iaccino — This Is Why I Joined Aha!

I just joined Aha! as a People Success Manager. And to understand where I am now, you need to know where I came from. Four years ago, I joined OneLogin as Employee #16 — and grew the team to 185 employees over the next four years. Life from my viewpoint was good. I had a plum role at one of North America’s fastest growing SaaS companies. And I built their recruiting organization from scratch.
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My Name Is Donna Sawyer — This Is Why I Joined Aha!

Some memories last a lifetime — MIT’s Infinite Corridor is one of mine. When I am asked what MIT was like during college, the Corridor is the first thing that I share. Most people are surprised at first, until I tell them why.
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My Name Is Matt Case — This Is Why I Joined Aha!

I have spent 20 years in the software industry and 15 as a product manager — so I have experienced a lot of awesome change. I have worked for companies with less than 15 employees and more than 1500. I have been part of an IPO and acquisitions, managed product portfolios, worked with Waterfall and Agile methodologies, and delivered on-premise and SaaS products.
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My Name Is Ron Yang — This Is Why I Joined Aha!

I love building products. I love each step of the process. There is the pre-launch phase, when you figure out what to build. Then comes the execution phase, when you work closely with your engineering and design teams to get things built. And it keeps getting better.
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My Name Is Raymond Galang — This Is Why I Joined Aha!

I consider myself a UX veteran. I’ve worn just about every hat throughout my career in user experience and design. I’ve worked for an award-winning digital agency, shot photography professionally, and co-founded an Internet startup company that is still going strong today. I’ve started my own UX design consulting business and been part of two successful acquisitions.
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My Name Is Alex Bartlow — This Is Why I Joined Aha!

I just joined Aha! and was asked to share my story. Every new employee does. So, here it is.
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My Name Is Zach Schneider — This Is Why I Joined Aha!

I have a chronic problem with boredom. In life, I always charge forward through each class, job, and side project. I rarely find anything to keep my attention for more than a few weeks.
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My Name Is Shalleen Mayes — This Is Why I Joined Aha!

Shalleen Mayes

“Should I stay or should I go now?…” Just six months ago, the lyrics to that song by The Clash were running through my head all the time and driving me crazy. I had worked for nearly five years for a great company, and I should have been happy to stay. But I wasn’t.
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