Alex Jakaitis | Employee Spotlight
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I was born and raised in the Chicago area, went to college in North Carolina, and moved to NYC right after graduation. I landed in this industry after studying Media Analytics and Economics, which led me to a few ad tech internships and ultimately LoopMe. Outside of work, I spend my time exploring Manhattan – discovering new restaurants, going to live music, shows, cultural events, and just generally trying to find my way around this crazy place (I’ve been here for almost two years, but directions aren’t my thing). Other than that, I love reading, cooking, running, watching hockey, and being outside as much as possible while it’s warm out.
Why did you decide to join LoopMe?
I graduated knowing that it was really important for me to work somewhere that I felt challenged on a daily basis, ideally at a company with an innovative product/culture that would keep me on my toes, LoopMe’s sweet spot of ad tech and AI fit that requirement perfectly. I loved the possibility of joining a quickly growing team (back when there were 8 of us in a WeWork) to build something exciting with a group of highly intelligent people who seemed genuinely fired up about LoopMe’s potential.
What’s your job role and day to day responsibilities?
I’m an Account Manager on the Client Services team, working closely with clients, partners and our sales team. I’m responsible for managing the planning, timing, and successful execution of everything involved the campaign lifecycle, from the pre-sale through to post-sale. This includes providing strategic guidance on media plans to attending client meetings to cultivate those relationships and grow successful partnerships. We want to ensure we’re providing the best possible value for our clients by making sure everything performs well to meet and exceed their KPIs.
What’s been the best moment at LoopMe?
There have been so many good moments over the past two years, it really is difficult to pick one. Watching the US Account Management team grow from 2 to 10, all team outings, getting a major office upgrade, and spending time in our global offices. To get sappy for a moment, it’s been having coworkers become friends, or Medieval Times.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself.
I took ballet for 16 years, and have taken 11 years of Latin classes.