Faces of #OKGNtech | Meet Max

Blog We Are OKGNTech March 6, 2018

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A strong community can promote new ideas and ensure accountability. It can also act as motivation, support, and even provide a little friendly competition. The power of community is undeniable and the Okanagan tech community is no exception.

Our community is strong and growing with record speed and maintaining connection through a period of growth like this can be a challenge. Nobody panic, we’ve got a plan.  

Introducing, The Faces of #OKGNtech. A showcase of Okanagan tech entrepreneurs, partners, supporters, and cheerleaders designed to fuel more connection, more growth, and more excitement. Follow along (on the blog and on Instagram @OKGNtech) to learn more about our growing community and what makes them awesome.

Meet Max. Max Colls is the Director of Marketing at DataNerds. We recently caught up with Max to learn more about his role at Data Nerds and where he fits into our growing #OKGNtech community. 

What do you enjoy about your role at Data Nerds?

“I come from a sales background, but Data Nerds has given me a chance to use my skills for more than just sales. Right now, I’m working in marketing communication, product marketing, business development, direct sales… the list goes on and on”.

What’s it like to work at Data Nerds? 

“The people I work with at Data Nerds are awesome, the work is challenging, and celebrating success is becoming a regular thing. Not a bad problem to have.”

What do you love about #OKGNtech?

“I love how tight-knit the #OKGNtech community is. There are opportunities everywhere here if you’re willing to find them and work hard for them.”

What do you want to be remembered for?

 “Our work in the US is really exciting… and disrupting. Our goal is to turn Estated into a household name and I love being a part of that [Editor’s Note: Estated is a Data Nerds product that provides sophisticated and affordable property data solutions for buyers and sellers across the US]

What’s the best piece of advice you can give us?

“The idea is really the easy part. I think it’s really important to commit to that idea and see it through. Ideas without follow through will always just be ideas.”

Who inspires you?

“The CEO of Data Nerds, Josh Fraser is hugely inspiring for me. He’s so driven and passionate about what he does. There are so many ideas being thrown around and so much potential – I guess I just feel lucky to be a part of it.” #bossgoals

Who helped you get to where you are?

”My UBCO education was a game changer.  The Management Faculty and Management Student Association at UBCO really helped me establish my work ethic and think big picture.”

Connect with Max. Learn more about Data Nerds. Hungry for more? Meet Bri and Kris

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