As our employee spotlight series continues, this week we have Don Cronin, an Enterprise Account Executive based in Toronto, Canada. Don works closely with growers in Canada to help them find the right solution for their facility. He is a native Canadian and plays an important role on our team helping to lead our Canadian efforts.
Why did you join Artemis?
Don: After Jon Schmitz reached out and connected me into the organization, it was clear that Artemis would be a fast paced growing company. Being able to build out a growing market in Canada was too exciting of an opportunity to pass up!
What were you doing before Artemis?
Don: I was working at MSC Industrial Supply, (MRO and Industrial Supply). My role as a Strategic Account Executive was to find and build new National accounts.
What is your favorite memory here so far?
Don: While we haven’t been able to do much of this lately, one of my favorite memories has to be attending Trade shows and being in person with the team during Company offsite’s. The team is always up for playing a few fun games “Apparently my Manager is even more competitive than I, ‘Cough cough Corn-hole’.
How long have you worked here?
Don: It will be 2 years in July.
What’s your favorite core value?
Don: We are a team, not a family. Always loved being part of a team!
What’s been the weirdest adjustment from working wherever you were before to working here?
Don: At MSC there were 6000 employees and established systems and protocols for each individual role. When working in a growing start-up you have to be willing to do all aspects of the job to be successful. It’s fun building it out.
What would you recommend for potential future Artemis employees?
Don: Lean into the team, there are so many people way smarter than I in the organization.
How do you feel about remote work?
Don: Love it, I have always been of the mentality of working towards results vs working a set-time.
What are you most excited about for the Artemis future?
Don: The foundation of why we are working and what we do has been lain. Now we can expand on that opportunity to become a crucial piece of the supply chain for our clients.
If you had $20 what would you do with it this weekend?
Don: I would walk to a patio and order a crisp draft lager/IPA