When Vita Guido walked through the Tallie doors in September of 2014, the team knew they had struck gold. Over the past three years, Vita has served as an invaluable asset to the organization, bringing immense product knowledge, contagious positivity, and an uncanny sense of humor to the office every day. We sat down with Vita to learn more about our favorite implementations team manager.
What is your role at Tallie?
Who is Gizmo?
He’s the Tallie MVP, unofficial mascot, and employee of the year. He’s also my cat.
What is your favorite part of working for Tallie?
The people! I really enjoy working with our Tallie peeps. We are hardworking but have plenty of fun in the office. I also like the flexibility of working with other teams; you’re never tied to your own department. If you’re interested in dev work, for example, you can participate cross-functionally with the engineering team. Now that we’re a family of brands, we can also branch out to our sibling softwares, Certify and Nexonia!
What makes Tallie different from other companies?
I really enjoy that every day is different. There is always something new to learn. We are exposed to so many softwares that we become masters of not just our own product but all of our partner integrations too. Giving us expertise and insight into all of these products allows us to help our clients above and beyond.
First screen name?
VitaBee4ever and it still is.
How many countries have you been to?
Nine and counting! Mexico, Cuba, Iceland, Canada, Japan, and Italy to name a few.
Which one was your favorite?
Japan. It was so different from anywhere I’ve ever been. I also loved France for how romantic it was. The southern coast of France is so beautiful.
We heard you did quite a bit of karaoke in Japan. Do you have a favorite song?
Life on Mars by David Bowie. Because if you’re not a very good singer you still sound like a pro. Least favorite: Pork and Beans by Weezer (don’t ask).
Where do you want to travel next?
Back to Mexico! My family is from there, and I want to experience it as an adult. A pilgrimage to the motherland, if you will. Chile and Argentina are also on my list.
Favorite Bay Area restaurant?
A16 in Rockridge and The Hideout in Lafayette.
What is an Instagram account people should be following?
Poorly drawn lines and Ketnipz.
What is your advice for women interested in pursuing a career in tech?
Go for it. I believe women should absolutely pursue careers in tech. There is a stigma that tech has a bro culture, but I wholeheartedly believe there’s an equal space for women. Women shouldn’t be afraid to dive into more technical roles and fundamentals like SQL. I think Tallie has done a great job of giving those opportunities to women. A lot of our employees started in support and have been able to move into more technical roles.
What is one question you wish you were asked in an interview?
How would you explain email to your grandma?