A new series of blog posts! Learn about the people behind Keepe and what makes them such a great asset to the company. Today, find out about Armand, and how he helps keep our operations team on track and as efficient as possible.
Armand Pizzicarola works in our Operations & Supply Management departments. He is efficient, kind, productive and a hard worker. He has always been able to create strong relationships with those he works with and is quick to find solutions for any problem that comes his way.
A quote from David Ring, a Keeper since 2016 about working with Keepe and Armand:
"Working with Keepe was great. At the time, I had just gotten let go from my previous job. Armand was awesome enough to invite me in and help me get my contractors license and get me back to work. Before long I was making more with Keepe than I was with my previous job, and I was actually enjoying the work! "
Get to know Armand with these 15 quick questions:
What do you do for Keepe?
I'm responsible for the marketplace operations (job fulfillment) and supply acquisition and management.
What's your favorite thing about Keepe?
What were you doing before working at Keepe?
Business development at a few other startups including one of my own.
What are three career lessons you’ve learned thus far?
- Don't be afraid to do things the hard way
- Not everything can be done right away. Prioritize and allocate resources accordingly.
- If your cause is worthwhile, don't stop at "no".
How do you define success?
Loaded question...2.5x - 3x growth for now
What do you like to do for fun? Any hobbies?
Surfing and discovering music from the corners of the universe.
What is on your bucket list?
Start a reissue record label.
What are your top 3 favorite Podcasts/Books?
- A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
- Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
- High Growth Handbook by Elad Gil
What are your top 3 favorite Movies/Shows?
- Searching for Sugar Man
- There Will be Blood
- 12 Angry Men
Who's your favorite sports team?
Los Angeles Dodgers
Where is your favorite travel spot?
What is your favorite restaurant?
Taste of India
What is your favorite quote?
"Do you hate making money?" - Rishi Mathew, Keepe CEO
If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?
Any random facts about you?
I go to bed at 8:15pm