People are the lifeblood of any organization, but so rarely do they receive the spotlight like the innovative applications and services, company missions and devoted customer communities they work so hard to create. We want to change that.
At JumpCloud every individual makes a difference, and their work matters no matter what function they hold. This new, ongoing series aims to showcase the personalities and contributions of every JumpCloudian and share the spotlight with the people who work hard every day to help Make Work HappenTM.
Chancellor “Chance” Champine
Directory Solutions Advisor
Fort Collins, CO
We recently caught up with Chance Champine about what it’s like to work as Directory Solutions Advisor at JumpCloud. A typical day involves routing a lot of prospects for customer outreach to the proper department members, qualifying new leads, and running demos with prospects. Located in Fort Collins, CO, Chance likes to spend his time outside of the office visiting breweries around town, camping, skiing, backpacking, shooting his bow, hunting, hiking, traveling, and making sub-par wine (a new quarantine hobby).
When did you start working at JumpCloud? December 2020.
How did you first learn about JumpCloud? One of my best friends from college, Christina Smart, started working here about two years ago.
Can you run us through a day in the life of your role at JumpCloud? A typical day starts with reviewing email/voicemail and routing a lot of prospect or customer outreach to the proper AEs, CSMs, or other department members for follow-up. The rest of the day is spent qualifying new leads, aligning them with AEs or PAEs, and running through outreach cadences. I also run demos with prospects to help in the qualifying and alignment process with the sales team.
How have you grown as an individual since starting at the company? I’ve learned how to manage my time more efficiently. Prior to JumpCloud, I worked at jobs that pretty much managed my time for me. Thankfully, that is not the case in my current role!
Pick a JumpCloud value (Build Connections, Think Big, 1% Better Every Day) and share an example of how you lived that value recently: I really try to consciously live “1% Better Every Day,” both here at JumpCloud and in my personal life. I take a ton of handwritten notes about things I hear/see that I don’t know, or mistakes that I have made, and I also like to read through available KBs or ask other coworkers for guidance or feedback on what I can do to improve upon mistakes.
What is something that you have accomplished at JumpCloud that you are proud of? Helping to contribute to the DSA team and achieving over 100% of our team goal for Q1.
What keeps you energized about working at JumpCloud? While we are not able to work in person due to COVID-19, being able to joke around and “hang out” over Google Hangout and Slack with some of my new JumpCloud friends makes each day quite enjoyable!
What do you like to do on your days off? Way too many things! Weather/season dependent, I like to go to breweries around Fort Collins, camp, ski, backpack, shoot my bow, hunt, hike, travel, and make sub-par wine (a new quarantine hobby).
What advice do you have for prospective JumpCloud candidates? Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, it is the fastest way to learn!
What book or movie have you recently read/seen and why would you recommend it? “Sleep: The Myth of 8 Hours, the Power of Naps, and the New Plan to Recharge Your Body and Mind” by Nick Littlehales. I think it’s important to put effort into learning how to improve on something you should be doing for a third of your life!
What’s something you’re planning on doing in the next year that you’ve never done? When I turned 26 years old I said that I wanted to run a marathon, so that’s the goal!
What is your 15 minutes of fame? When I was 16, I was asked at a Rockies game to play one of their Jumbotron games. In front of everyone at Coors Field, the interviewer asked me to name as many characters from “The Brady Bunch” as I could in 15 seconds. The only one I got was Martha from the Snickers chocolate bar commercial. To my credit though, that show ended 20 years before I was born.
If you could only eat one item for every meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? I would probably have to say elk!
Do you have any pets as in-house colleagues? My lovely Golden Labradoodle, Evie. She is a terrible coworker though, she literally hasn’t helped with a single bit of work.
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