January 16 2020
At TopSpot, we think every Team Member is important to our success. Each month, we highlight some of the amazing people we get to work with every day. Today, we are shining the Spotlight on Kylie Funesti. Her coworkers describe her as prepared, knowledgeable and always ready to lend a hand. Read on to learn more about Kylie, including how she ended up attending a movie premiere.
Meet Kylie Funesti, TopSpot Senior Project Manager
How long have you been working at TopSpot and what do you do here?
I started at TopSpot in May of 2016 and work as a Senior Project Manager within our web department. In this role I work directly with clients, building new websites and coordinating all our internal team members throughout each of our five website project phases. Additionally, I oversee our team of four project managers.
As a Project Manager for 3 1/2 years, you’ve certainly managed your fair share of projects. What is your favorite part of your job?
I’ve managed a range of projects over the last few years and gotten to work with many different types of businesses. Throughout each project, my favorite part of the job is seeing the before and after results of a new website. Not only do we create a polished new website, but we see such drastic changes in performance after launch, that it’s very rewarding. I’ve had clients provide feedback that they’ve increased their sales exponentially through a new website and that always makes my day.
What Does Leadership Look Like to You?
To me, the best leaders are those who aim to lead by example in every area of their life. The great thing about working at TopSpot is that there are so many styles of leadership within each of our Teams.
That leads to a lot of learning and challenging our own ways of thinking and to always be striving for better results internally and for our clients.
What Do You Like to Do Outside of the Office?
Outside of the office, I spend most of my time with my husband Nick and the cutest dog in the whole world, Levi (I’m biased obviously). We love exploring the city and trying out new restaurants and breweries.
Nick and I are both from Kansas City so we travel back home quite a lot to spend time with friends and family. Outside of that, we love traveling to other places. Our next upcoming trip is to Dublin, Ireland!
In my personal time, I’m a big reader and try to read at least a few books each month. I also love spin class and actually went to my first class ever with Megan Miller a couple of years ago. I was horrible, but have since improved immensely.
What is Something Interesting About You That People Might Not Know?
I went through a phase a few years back where I was obsessed with entering contests. I entered giveaways on the radio, the internet, everywhere. I actually ended up winning two trips that year – one to a movie premiere and the other, a tropical vacation.
Here are a few things Kylie’s Team Members have to say about her via our internal “Cheers” platform, TinyPulse:
Kylie is such a joy to work with! She helped me present a new site proposal to a performance account, and she crushed it. Working on the proposal, she helped me understand the scoping process and talked with me about how to best recommend this to the client. On the call with the client, she was patient with questions, held her ground when pressed on certain issues, yet delivered the whole thing with kindness and understanding for the client’s business. Kylie is an absolute asset to any team she works with and she seems to genuinely enjoy helping our internal teams and clients be more successful.
Cheers to Kylie for always being on top of everything she does. We have had quite a few requests from clients this week that Kylie has handled. She is always willing to help and does everything with a smile. Thank you for being a great role model Kylie, we all appreciate you!
Thank you so much for all your help on the scope for our client! I have bogged you down with a million questions and have been more than happy to help. You are truly a blessing.
Special thanks to Kylie for everything she does to make the tracking new setups go smoothly! She’s always well prepared and knowledgeable about her clients and can answer any question I throw at her. She’s definitely a great person to have around in the office and it’s great working with her. 😀
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