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Meet the Team: Dan Pirso-Jones, Business Development Manager

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It’s time to shine the Stripe spotlight on another team member, and this month it’s the one and only Daniel Pirso-Jones – our Business Development Manager and newest edition to the Stripe team! Read on to find out more…

Hey Dan, great to have you on the team! As the newest member, we’d love to know a little more about you… So let’s start with the basics, how did you find yourself at Stripe?

Well, my background essentially consists of sales, sales and more sales. My main knowledge lies within Telecoms and Data – something I still get excited talking about, which is why I’m always happy to help staff and customers learn more about it. A technology company I worked at previously had been sold twice and I felt subsequently lost touch with the customers and the service they were offering, prompting me to look elsewhere – For me it’s hard to sell something you don’t believe in.

Well we’re certainly glad you did! So, why Stripe specifically?

I was initially drawn to Stripe due to the way they operate. You could tell from the offset that this was a company that not only cared about their own staff but deeply cared about the customers they were helping. They had a strong understanding on what they do and didn’t deviate from that. They give you the tools you need to succeed and let you get on with what your good at. Having autonomy and being part of a valued team are both a massive bonus.

Customer service and employee engagement is certainly something we believe is integral to our business. Can you tell us a bit about your role in the company?

So, I am Stripe’s new Business Development Manager, this means I’m responsible for engaging new customers – essentially I talk a lot about business technology. Don’t be fooled though, it’s not all lunches and networking events… Although that could just be due to Covid-19!

Very true! So outside of work do you have any personal achievements or hidden talents that we should know about?

Loads, where do I begin…. No not many. I once did a stand-up gig in front of 300 people in the Cardiff Glee Club, that was pretty nerve racking. Apart from that I guess my biggest achievement would be spending 18 months travelling the world and teaching snowboarding.

Haha, Glee Club eh? Go on tell us a joke…

I don’t have many jokes like that are printable… let’s just put it that way.

We’ll save those for the socials! So apart from snowboarding and travelling the world, what do you like to do when you’re not at work?

I’ve gotten some what addicted to climbing in the last year or so, so you’ll either find me inside a climbing gym bouldering or weather dependant outside scaling some big rocks and cliff faces.

Sounds impressive! So outside of sports, what does down time look like – what does a typical Friday night look like for you?

A lot of beer, a lot of friends and a lot of food.

Sounds like an ideal Friday night. Okay last question, if you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would you choose and why?

This question is super hard as there are so many I can think of! If I had to knuckle it down to two it would firstly be Rodney Mullen – I was a keen skateboarder when I was young and Rodney basically invented modern skating – not only this but his outlook and understandings on life are amazing, super deep and spiritual. I would recommend his TED talk! Second would be Alex Honnold who is an American climber who free soloed (climbing with no ropes or safety at all) El Capitan in Yosemite national park. I would recommend the film “Free Solo”. Again, he is an inspiring human being, and has a crazy outlook on life and fear. Also a great TED talk!

Wow, thanks for all the recommendations – perfect for some isolation downtime! Well, thanks for your time Dan, it’s been great finding out more about our new resident adrenaline junkie.

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