Employee Spotlight

Life in the Swimlane with Emily Spector, Senior SDR

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Welcome to the “Life in the Swimlane” blog series. Here we will feature interviews with Swimlaners to learn more about their experience. This series will give you a preview of Swimlane, our culture, and the people who keep us going.

My name is Emily Spector, but I go by Spec. I’m originally from Dallas, Texas but have lived in Denver for the past four years. I come from a big family of four siblings, even though it seems we all are nothing alike. I played professional basketball over seas until I was 25. And I have the cutest pitbull mix, named Jasper. He comes with a lot of snuggles… and anxiety. 🙂

How long have you been with Swimlane?

I have been with Swimlane for a year and a half.

What does your job entail?

  • I provide leads to my directors and qualify potential pipeline.
  • I consult at events and trade shows.
  • Outbound and build relationships with potential customers.
  • Travel to trade shows and network and educate people on why “good enough” automation isn’t a viable solution.

What do you enjoy most about working at Swimlane?

This is going to sound corny, but the family culture at Swimlane is my favorite. Everyone supports one another and wants to see every department succeed

What excites you most about your work? 

Getting to work with the best team everyday. From the collaboration, to wanting to see everyone win, to the amount of knowledge and hard work everyone has. It makes it hard to not be excited about this group and this place.

What do you like to do when you aren’t working?

Basketball (duh), snowboarding, hiking, camping, watching the history channel, traveling the world, your typical Colorado girlie stuff, ha.

Are there any clubs, volunteer/awareness groups, or social movements you’re passionate about?

The Special Olympics!

What’s are some fun facts about you many people may not know?

I have a twin that looks nothing like me (no seriously, we went to high school together and everyone just thought we were best friends). For context, she is 5’7 with dirty blonde hair and green eyes, and I’m 5’10 with blue eyes.

Your motto or personal mantra:

  • My anxiety is my driving force.
  • If you aint first, you’re last.

Three words that best describe you:

  • Hardworking
  • Loyal
  • Goofy

What Swimlane core value resonates with you the most?

Punch above your weight class… If you know me, you know i’m competitive as hell, enough said.

What type of impact do you want to leave on our industry?

Being able to connect and provide solutions in our industry that is constantly evolving and changing. 

Life in the Swimlane

Swimlane is a rapidly growing, innovative startup in the Denver metro area with a passionate team focused on improving the lives of security practitioners through security automation and orchestration. We’re always looking for dedicated, ambitious problem solvers who thrive in a fast-paced work environment to join our team.

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