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Inside the Office with Wilmer

Nov 1, 2019 12:45:00 PM | by Chris Chavez

Here at Office1, we believe that the foundation of our success is rooted in our incredible and highly talented team. In our "Inside the Office" series, we get the opportunity to put a spotlight on the people who keep innovating in order to push Office1 to new heights.

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This month, we get to know Wilmer from our Business Development team.

Wilmer, what do you do for Office1?

I'm a business development representative. My goal is to pique interest for potential customers to join Office1. We want to show that we provide service that is a huge need for them and show them why Office1 would fit in as one of their new vendors.

Where did you grow up?
 
I grew up in Las Vegas but was born in California. I've spent most of my life in Las Vegas but I lived in Miami for three years where I studied Entertainment Business at Johnson & Wales University.
 

If you could pick a superpower, what would you choose?

I don't know if it's a superpower but I would like to have the ability to not age and stay young.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to do something in business. I told my dad as a kid that I wanted to run my own company.

What was your first job?

My first job was as a product specialist. My goal was to learn different types of products and campaign and market them then develop pricing strategies. 

What is your favorite part about living in Las Vegas?

It's open 24 hours. You can do anything no matter what time it is. The biggest thing is you can get food pretty much anywhere. That was the biggest thing about moving to Miami. It was about 12 or 1 o' clock and I was always hungry because I get really bad cravings later in day. The options were always very limited and it made me mad and I thought, "Man, I would never have this problem at home."

What is your favorite thing about working for Office1?

The culture and the people. Our team has different types of people and different age groups. All of us have different view points so its pretty amazing to be around people with different perspectives. It makes the environment very fun and entertaining. I'm sure you always hear us laughing.

Pick one of the three O's (Origin, Operation, Opportunity) and tell us what it means to you?

I'm going to go with opportunity. I know Office1 is growing after originating as a copier company but now they have transitioned to the technology side. which is where the opportunity comes in. It excites me because I would like to get into the IT field so Office1 is developing new opportunities for people to set new goals and creating new chances to grow.

What’s the biggest project on your to-do list right now?

The biggest thing on my to-do list is studying for my IT certifications. I'm studying for my network+ and security+.. It's a heavy read. I'm not too sure which way I want to go with it. I'm more passionate about security but it's always good to have that networking knowledge and experience.

What excites you the most about technology?

It goes back to opportunity. Cybersecurity is a real threat. It excites me because its creating a lot of opportunity for people wanting to dive into that field.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

Repeating myself. I don't like repeating myself. I notice it because of my nieces and nephews. I don't know why but I just have a problem with having to tell people something twice.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I like to go to the gym and train in boxing. I've been boxing since I was 12. It's a crazy workout so I love to do it to make sure I'm in top shape.

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