Surprise, we have even more exciting news coming your way! Say hello to BrightStores newest member of the Team, Katie! And not only do we have a brand new Team member, but we also have created a completely new role just for her. Yeah, she’s really that great.
Katie is joining BrightStores as our very own Distributor Advocate. So what does that mean? Let’s get into it! While she is technically a part of the Sales and Account Management Team, Katie’s role will be focused on doing more of a deep dive with Distributors in order to create the best possible game plan for you and your End User Clients. Katie’s previous experience of over eleven years as a distributor has given her all of the necessary tools and knowledge to not only succeed, but shine in this role. And the BIG bonus is that she’s also built countless Stores in Bright Sites and is extremely proficient and experienced when it comes to our systems. The opportunity for Distributors to talk through what they really want and need, as well as give us feedback, is incredibly important. These meaningful conversations also prove to be mutually beneficial on both sides. Hearing your feedback about what you like, don’t like, or just have questions about, gives BrightStores the privilege of being able to continuously improve and serve our Clients as best as we possibly can.
So now that you’ve heard all about the role, we hope you’re all excited to work with Katie! We can tell you from experience, it’s pretty awesome. In the meantime, get to know her a little bit better by checking out our one on one conversation with her below!
Where are you from?
Originally from St. Louis, MO I grew up on “The Hill” in St. Louis.
What is your current location?
I moved to Denver at the beginning of 2015 and in 2018 we moved to Arvada, CO, right on the edge of Golden.
What are your favorite hobbies outside of work?
My husband and I have two kids aged five and six so they keep me busy most of the time but in terms of hobbies I love music, I have a small candle business, and I also love to read!
What is your favorite food?
This one is so difficult! I love to cook so I think favorites vary, but I don’t think I’ve ever met a taco I didn’t like so I’ll go with tacos!
What is your background?
I went to college for marketing and advertising and graduated in 2010. A month later I went to work as a Marketing Coordinator for a promotional products distributor. Around 2012, the distributor I worked for started using BrightStores software and I eventually became the E-Commerce Manager. I spent over 11 years there and left earlier this year to work at BrightStores.
What are you most excited about working at BrightStores?
Working for BrightStores is exciting because I get to use my previous experience in a new role. I enjoyed building stores on the distributor side of things and it allowed me to learn the functionality while working within the promotional product industry. My new role is really the best of both worlds and I’m excited to be able to work with other distributors and be part of the BrightStores team.
If you’re a Distributor who is interested in everything our new Team Member Katie has to offer, or you’re ready to get started on your very own Store, contact us today!