#MeetMass! Have you tried pancakes with beer?

It could be the next best thing! Meet Charles Gareza, Senior Web Designer at MassGenie. When he’s not working on his bonsai or frequenting his favorite sushi buffet, he’s creating amazing videos and graphics! Have you seen the newest Power Deal video? Charles created that! Read on for all the juicy details on the life of Charles.

 

Who inspires you? The Philippine Scout Army Rangers

What was the best event you ever attended? Miss Saigon stage performance

If you could be any animal, which would you be? A wolf

What’s the last book you read? A Dance with Dragons

What are you passionate about? Movies, art, beer, and bonsai

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done? Had pancakes with beer at 11:30 in the morning, right after church.

What are you currently watching on Netflix? Black Mirror

What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now? My bonsai

Who would you most like to swap places with for a day? Keanu Reeves

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had? My next sushi buffet

If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go? Rick’s Cafe, Casablanca, Morocco

What are some of your pet peeves? People driving on shoulder lanes

What do you like about working at a start-up? Things have yet to complicate themselves

What’s your secret talent that no one knows about? Not sure. I’m not good at keeping my own secrets.

Which four individuals, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most? Norman Rockwell, Abraham Lincoln, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Ana De Armas

What’s your favorite movie? Casablanca

If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Orange

What’s the most helpful way for you to get feedback? Use of great visuals

What is your favorite family tradition? Maintaining a healthy distance from each other

Who is your least favorite superhero? Spawn

What’s the best part of working at MassGenie? People are friendly

 

Source: Tiny Pulse

 

 

 

#MeetMass! Question about website traffic? Ask Linh!

He’s the ultimate internet Guru! Meet Linh Vu, Director of MassGenie Asia. When he’s not watching Stranger Things or dreaming about Hawaii, he’s building our amazing MassGenie Asia team! Read the inside scoop on the life of Linh.

Who inspires you? Bill Gates

What was the best event you ever attended? FBA – Amazon event

If you could be any animal, which would you be? Dragon

What’s the last book you read? Alex Ferguson Leading

What are you passionate about? Football and use free traffic to make money online

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done? Get sales from free traffic (Instagram/amazon)

What are you currently watching on Netflix? Stranger Things

What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now? Making professional, comfortable, friendly and family working environment at MassGenie Asia

Who would you most like to swap places with for a day? Jeff Bezos

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had? Bun Cha in Ha Noi, Viet Nam

If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go? Hawaii

What are some of your fears? I fear snakes

What do you like about working at a start-up? Passion, opportunities and challenges, always need to try more and more, not afraid of failure

What’s your secret talent that no one knows about? Deep knowledge about marketplaces (amazon)/social media (free traffic)

Which four individuals, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most? Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and Jeff Bezos

What’s your favorite movie? Titanic

If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Blue and green

What’s the most helpful way for you to get feedback? Simple and easy

What is your favorite family tradition? Sit around, talk more and have fun

Who is your least favorite superhero? Spiderman

What’s the best part of working at MassGenie? Implement and develop great ideas, great offset for other famous marketplaces (Amazon is missing ideas for social shopping and group buying)

 

Source: Tiny Pulse

#MeetMass! He’s the fastest on two wheels!

Chris Santos, SEO Manager at MassGenie

It’s all about dirt and off roading for this man! Meet Chris Santos, our SEO Manager. When he’s not building a new playpen for his little man or watching Jack Ryan on Netflix, he’s optimizing our website for the best SEO experience! Read all about the life of Chris!

Who inspires you? Volunteers

If you could be any animal, which would you be? Australian Ridgeback

What’s the last book you read? A book about maintaining mountain bikes

What are you passionate about? Bikes

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done? An inter-island swim

What are you currently watching on Netflix? Jack Ryan

What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now? A playpen for the little man in our house

Who would you most like to swap places with for a day? Donald Trump

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had? Lechon

If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go? Dubai

What do you like about working at a start-up? Opening new frontiers

Which four individuals, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most? The Beatles

What’s your favorite movie? LoTR

If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Black

What’s the most helpful way for you to get feedback? Data

What is your favorite family tradition? Christmas

Who is your least favorite superhero? Aquaman

What’s the best part of working at MassGenie? You get to try new things

 

Source: Tiny Pulse

#MeetMass! Our CTO loves giving back to the community!

Thu Truong, CTO of MassGenie

Our team is all about giving back! Meet Thu Truong, our CTO of MassGenie. When she’s not working hard on making the website as user friendly as possible, she’s out giving back to charities and eating lots of sushi! Get the inside scoop on the life of Thu.

Who inspires you? People who can make a difference

If you could be any animal, which would you be? Butterfly

What are you passionate about? Helping people around me

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done? 2 mile zipline over tropical river and waterfall in Hawaii

What are you currently watching on Netflix? Sherlock Holmes

What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now? Some charity work to assist people in need

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had? Sushi

If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go? Maldives

What are some of your pet peeves? Dishonesty, disgrace, obnoxious behavior

What do you like about working at a start-up? Proactive and results driven

What’s your secret talent that no one knows about? I work well under pressure and challenges

What’s your favorite movie? See No Evil Hear No Evil

If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Green

What’s the most helpful way for you to get feedback? Gently

What is your favorite family tradition? Traveling

Who is your least favorite superhero? Captain America

What’s the best part of working at MassGenie? Challenges that drive to success

 

Source: Tiny Pulse

#MeetMass! This one is in search for Big Foot!

The undefeated Hide and Seek champion of the world, and Carl Steindler is going to find him! Meet Carl, our Marketplace Manager. When he’s not in search of Big Foot or watching Toy Story 3, he’s bringing on the best sellers for our online marketplace! Get all the juicy details on the life of Carl:

 

Who inspires you? Benjamin Franklin

What was the best concert you ever attended? Woodstock 😉

If you could be any animal, which would you be? I am an animal!

What’s the last book you read? Do magazines count? Hell’s Angels by Hunter S.

What are you passionate about? The search for Bigfoot.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done? Had children.

What are you currently watching on Netflix? What’s Netflix…

What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now? A custom surfboard rack for my garage-not that cool in actuality.

Who would you most like to swap places with for a day? Bruce Watanabe.

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had? Filet-mignon.

If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go? Heaven. But, I don’t want to stay there…yet.

What are some of your pet peeves? Don’t get me started…

What do you like about working at a start-up? The transparency.

What’s your secret talent that no one knows about? Cutting my own hair.

Which four individuals, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most? Mohamed Hadid, Tesla, Hamilton Morris & Robert Young Pelton.

What’s your favorite movie? Toy Story 3.

If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Baby Pink.

What’s the most helpful way for you to get feedback? Do something wrong then get yelled at, or, just ask for it!

What is your favorite family tradition? Beating up on my little brother.

Who is your least favorite superhero? Robin. Batman really doesn’t need him.

What’s the best part of working at MassGenie? The corner office of course!!

 

Source of questions: Tiny Pulse

#MeetMass! You can’t catch this one on a board!

Natalie Torres, MassGenie

Meet Natalie Torres, Category Marketing Manager of Fashion at MassGenie! When she’s not putting together awesome fashion Power Deals, she’s shredding some serious snow! Wanna race? We’ve got 5 Genie Bucks on SupaNat! Read the inside scoop on the life of Natalie.

 

Who inspires you? My Mother.

What was the best concert you ever attended? The killers at paramount studios.

If you could be any animal, which would you be? A dog.

What’s the last book you read? The 5 love languages.

What are you passionate about? Love and fashion.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done? Bought a one way ticket to New York to live, knowing i had never been there.  

What are you currently watching on Netflix? Vampire Diaries.

What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now? Reinventing myself.

Who would you most like to swap places with for a day? Jennifer Lopez.

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had? A 6 course tasting at Per Se in New York.

If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go? Paris.

What are some of your pet peeves? Dishonesty, loud chewing, people who talk during movies.

What do you like about working at a start-up? It’s an opportunity to help build something that was at one point just an idea. To see positive end results and be apart of something you helped create and become successful!  

What’s your secret talent that no one knows about? I’m a really good snowboarder.

Which four individuals, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most? Jennifer lopez, Jimmy fallon, Justin timberlake, Coco Chanel.

What’s your favorite movie? A river runs through it.

If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Black.

What’s the most helpful way for you to get feedback? Verbally.

What is your favorite family tradition? Getting together for the holidays.

Who is your least favorite superhero? Green lantern.

What’s the best part of working at MassGenie? That it’s an ecommerce marketplace which is huge right now and most likely forever will be. That it’s a start-up and I get to work with smart, innovative, inspiring entrepreneurs.

 

Source of questions: Tiny Pulse

#MeetMass! Watch out, she can knock you out!

Soraya Thonnier, MassGenie

Jab, jab, hook! Meet Soraya Thonier, Category Marketing Manager of Beauty and Health at MassGenie. She is the sweetest person you will ever meet, but you better return her phone call! Her skill set ranges from the right beauty deals to right hooks! Read the inside scoop on the life of Soraya.

 

Who inspires you? My mom, she is so strong and wise, always in a great mood and gives me the best advice!

What was the best concert you ever attended? The Weekend in Miami. Such a great performer!

If you could be any animal, which would you be? A dolphin because I love the ocean and they’re such playful and intelligent animals!

What’s the last book you read? Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus by John Gray.

What are you passionate about? Food, Traveling and Boxing!

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done? Moving to the US on my own!

What are you currently watching on Netflix? The Sinner.

What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now? MassGenie Beauty section!

Who would you most like to swap places with for a day? Shakira.

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had? An authentic chicken Tagine in Morocco.

If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go? Tahiti, French Polynesia.

What are some of your pet peeves? People with bad hygiene and willful ignorance.

What do you like about working at a start-up? The collaborative aspect and being able to be creative and innovative!

What’s your secret talent that no one knows about? I’ve practiced boxing/kickboxing for 5 years and can knock you out with a jab or a kick!

Which four individuals, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most? Will Smith, Muhammad Ali, Tony Robins and Anthony Bourdain.

What’s your favorite movie? The Hangover always makes me laugh. But also Bridesmaids, Eurotrip and in another category The Green Mile.

If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Blue.

What’s the most helpful way for you to get feedback? Honest and constructive.

What is your favorite family tradition? Moroccan Mint Tea and French pastries on Sunday’s 🙂

Who is your least favorite superhero? The Green Lantern.

What’s the best part of working at MassGenie? The team! A nice mix of self-driven people with different backgrounds and a great sense of humor!

 

Source of questions: Tiny Pulse

#MeetMass! What does RDR2, MC Hammer, and Elon Musk have in common?

Sam Kim, Director of Marketplace

They’re all part of Sam’s questionnaire answers!

Meet Sam Kim, Director of Marketplace at MassGenie! When he’s not playing RDR2 or watching basketball, he’s dreaming about being a killer whale! Read the inside scoop on the life of Sam.

 

What was the best concert you ever attended?
MC Hammer. It was my first concert I went to in 6th grade. I had no idea what was going on

If you could be any animal, which would you be?
Killer Whale

What’s the last video game you played?
Red Dead Redemption 2

What are you passionate about?
Basketball

What are you currently watching on Netflix?
Terrace House

Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?
Elon Musk

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?
Lawrys

If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?
Venice Italy

What do you like about working at a start-up?
Collaboration

Which four individuals, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most?
2Pac, Kanye West, Steve Jobs, Bruce Lee

What’s your favorite movie?
Shawshank Redemption

If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
Black

What’s the most helpful way for you to get feedback?
Just tell me

What is your favorite family tradition?
Sunday Morning TV show watching in bed with family

Who is your least favorite superhero?
Hawkeye

What’s the best part of working at MassGenie?
My Co-workers

 

Source of questions: Tiny Pulse

#MeetMass! Our COO of MassGenie tells us what it’s like to live life as a polymath

Meet Dan DeVries, the COO of MassGenie! Dan is a polymath with a passion for travel and wine. Check out all his life’s juicy details below!

Who inspires you?
Elon Musk – He is a great visionary and polymath. Tesla, SpaceX (going to Mars), Boring Company and Neuralink.
Abraham Lincoln – Greatest president we ever had
Jeff Bezos – I like the way he plays the long game
Steve Jobs

What was the best concert you ever attended?
KROQ Weenie Roast

If you could be any animal, which would you be?
A human with a neuralink.

What’s the last book you read?
Origin Story: A Big History of Everything By David Christian. It is a great book with David Christian uses history to put order in the entire set of our knowledge about the world.

What are you passionate about?
Travel & wine

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
Flew to London for the weekend to visit my wife

Favorite Shows
Big Bang Theory
Game of Thrones

What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now?
Big Data & AI (artificial intelligence). Traditionally customers on ecommerce sites found products by searching or navigating to them. With big data and AI, MassGenie will be able to push the right products to the right users based on the users demographics, their purchase history and product popularity.

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?dinner with Dan
A meal in a private dining gazebo on the beach at Qamea Resort and Spa in Fiji during my honeymoon. It was paired with with a nice bottle of Justin Isosceles Reserve

If you could visit anywhere you’ve never been, where would you go?
Pyramids in Egypt

What do you like about working at a start-up?
The fast pace and the collaboration between everyone

What’s your secret talent that very few know about?
I am a polymath – a person whose expertise spans a significant number of different subject areas, known to draw on complex bodies of knowledge to solve specific problems. My wife calls me Wikipedia.

Which four individuals, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most?
Elon Musk
Abraham Lincoln
Leonardo da Vinci
Stephen Hawking

What’s your favorite book?
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein

If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
I have no desire to be a crayon. I want to control my own destiny, not have someone control me.

What’s the most helpful way for you to get feedback?
In person. It is ok if it is on the phone. I struggle with feedback via email, text, etc., because it isn’t interactive.

What is your favorite family tradition?
Thanksgiving

Who is your least favorite superhero?
Superman

What’s the best part of working at MassGenie?
Having the chance to be part of changing the way people shop via social shopping.

 

Question Source: Tiny Pulse

#MeetMass! Did you see the concert with Bastille and Ella Eyre?

Wynnie Thoi, Social Media Specialist at MassGenie

Wynnie Thoi, Social Media Specialist at MassGenieMeet our team! Wynnie Thoi is our Social Media Specialist at MassGenie! She loves books, recycling, and oral hygiene!

Who inspires you? My dad who is so hard working and handy. He never asks for help and is always so calm and composed. He reminds me that I can do anything; I just have to do it.

What was the best concert you ever attended? Bastille with Ella Eyre as the opener 🙌

If you could be any animal, which would you be? A cat because they’re so flexible, always land on their feet, and take naps.

What’s the last book you read? 1Q84 by Murakami

What are you passionate about? Oral hygiene and recycling.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done? Had surgery under local anesthetic and rock climbed outdoors without a rope.

What are you currently watching on Netflix? New Girl

What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now? This fun and difficult rock climbing route in Malibu.

Who would you most like to swap places with for a day? Any Iron Chef judge.

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had? Anniversary dinner with the boyfriend at a French restaurant in San Francisco.

If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go? Petra, Jordan

What are some of your pet peeves? When someone throws away their trash and misses, but leaves it.

What do you like about working at a start-up? The incorporation of social media into its marketing strategies and the collaboration of ideas from different types of people.

What’s your secret talent that no one knows about? I can curl my tongue into a burrito AND a clover.

Which four individuals, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most? Neil Degrasse Tyson, Robin Williams, Pope Francis, and Anthony Bourdain.

What’s your favorite movie? This is extremely difficult to determine, but as of right now I recently enjoyed watching Blue Jasmine and Coco.

If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Yellow!

What’s the most helpful way for you to get feedback? Constructively and objectively.

What is your favorite family tradition? Going for walks on the beach together after a large meal.

Who is your least favorite superhero? Hawkeye and Falcon. Sorry, you do not have any powers, just really nice equipment.

What’s the best part of working at MassGenie? Working with such a diverse and kind group of individuals!

Source of questions: Tiny Pulse