We're excited to introduce the newest member of our team, Grayson Castell! Grayson has joined Mercku as a Business Development Analyst and works closely with the Business Development team to optimize their efficiency and strategy. He also assists with content creation and the facilitation of marketing events.
Grayson has been working with us remotely for two weeks. We had a quick chat so that I could get to know him better.
Q: Why did you want to join Mercku?
A: I was excited at the prospect of working with a Canadian-founded global tech start-up.
Q: What aspects of your new position are you excited about?
A: I am particularly drawn to both the M2 system and WiSe. The home, business, and health applications seem like they could make a substantial contribution to improving the world we live in and that is very exciting to me!
Q: What are some of the things you do to innovate in your daily life?
A: I'm always looking for ways to improve how I live, whether it's finding new organization tips and systems or developing my foreign language skills on a daily basis.
Q: What are some of your hobbies?
A: I'm a huge cinema fan, I play poker (Texas Hold 'Em) with friends about once per week, and I love both kayaking and canoeing.
So, my latest favourite tech design bit of history is that today, a geek with a space exploration company can send his car to orbit Mars.
Q: What kind of team activities do you like?
A: I like playing strategy and interactive games. Puzzles and low-intensity sports like mini-putt are fun too.
Q: What are some of the things you're doing to stay connected with your loved ones during this time?
A: We've been chatting on social media, having Zoom/Skype calls, and playing pictionary online.
Q: Tell us 3 interesting things about yourself!
- I currently speak four languages (English, French, Spanish, and German) and am working on learning Portuguese
- I have visited 17 countries so far, including a 3-month stint working in Buenos Aires
- I am an ordained minister at the Universal Life Church, meaning that I can perform marriage ceremonies
You can find Grayson on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/graysoncastell/