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Meet Calvin Williams
Though he has lived in Oregon, Texas, Florida, and Tennessee, Calvin Williams is a Michigander by means of and thru. After attending highschool in South Lyon, Williams graduated from Central Michigan College and has been in Lansing ever since.
His curiosity in tech absolutely fashioned in 2004 when some school pals launched him to World of Warcraft. Though he’d been taking part in video video games since childhood, he’d by no means constructed a pc to play them. As soon as Williams realized tips on how to construct a PC, he was hooked.
Williams has managed the Buyer Success crew at Liquid Internet for the previous two years.
Why did you be part of Liquid Internet?
I heard buzz in regards to the firm tradition at Liquid Internet and knew it was one thing I wished to be a part of. I first utilized to affix the Liquid Internet crew in 2011 however didn’t get in. So I attempted once more the next 12 months. I stayed persistent because of native pals who labored at Liquid Internet and made the job sound so interesting.
What attracts you to the internet hosting business as a profession?
The internet hosting business is a really massive pie with loads of flavors. One dimension doesn’t match all right here, and, finally, there are lots of hurdles and challenges that face many organizations trying to set up their on-line presence. Internet hosting, to me, is the customarily ignored facet of a web based presence however is probably the most important. It’s the basis for establishing availability to the purchasers every group is attempting to succeed in.
Is there one thing particular about Liquid Internet you simply love?
Past the outstanding espresso machines in DC3 and limitless LaCroix? However for actual, Liquid Internet has allowed me to develop and be taught all through my profession. I like the assist I’ve acquired right here alongside the way in which.
What’s your favourite half in regards to the firm tradition at Liquid Internet?
My favourite half is that we genuinely attempt to embody and stay out the human aspect of our work. Our purchasers and colleagues are individuals, and we do our greatest to not overlook that. We stay that out by extending grace to these purchasers who’re in disaster-stricken areas.
In your eyes, what’s the distinction between Liquid Internet and different employers?
Though we’re a rising firm, and with development might come extra oversight, concepts, and voices, Liquid Internet continues to be a spot that may settle for and implement new concepts to carry a greater expertise to our purchasers.
Inform us about a tremendous buyer expertise you may have had at Liquid Internet.
My favourite expertise was a couple of years in the past earlier than Covid after I traveled to Portland, Oregon to go to with one among our largest purchasers. On the time, the consumer was in the midst of a couple of massive initiatives, and progress slowed as frustrations elevated. Assembly with them in individual and placing faces to the names put a 180-degree change, and we have been in a position to collaborate with our consumer and put that mission to a detailed.
What are you identified for at Liquid Internet? What do individuals particularly come to you for?
Being in Buyer Success, individuals come to me for every kind of causes, particularly if there’s a consumer affect. It’s my hope that I’m most identified for at all times being out there and useful to anybody who wants it.
What’s one factor you would like our clients knew about their internet hosting?
The important thing to a profitable stick with Liquid Internet is a powerful partnership with their account government and buyer success supervisor. Like all relationship constructed on mutual respect and belief, open communication will assist that relationship develop and prosper. We would like nothing much less for our consumer relationships as effectively.
What’s your nickname at Liquid Internet and why?
Though not a Liquid Internet nickname, my household and shut pals name me Dewey.
Work apart, what are a few of your hobbies?
I’m a person of many hobbies, which vary from taking part in music (saxophone and drums), biking, PC gaming, and my most up-to-date pickup is disc golf.
What’s your favourite TV present?
Black Mirror, arms down.
What’s your favourite app?
Whichever one doesn’t pressure me to look at an advert at each faucet. However I do play loads of BloonsTD6.
Should you may have dinner with one well-known individual [dead or alive], who wouldn’t it be?