Staff Spotlight Series: James Spence

Name: James | Title: VP of Product | Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius 

What does a typical work day look like for you?

My time is split pretty evenly between research, design, and support for the development and marketing teams. Mornings are usually for planning, strategy, and conceptual work and afternoons are focused more on production, bugs, and collaboration.

What project are you most proud of / what was your favorite project you’ve worked on?

The customer marketing tool, which is launching soon. It gives sellers much more control over their own customers and how they market to them. It was personally interesting to me, as I have a background in relationship marketing.

What about Bonanza inspires your work?

The emphasis on entrepreneurship. It's a big part of our team culture and affords a lot of opportunity to come up with ideas, try them out, and improve on them. It's also very gratifying to know that the work we're doing helps individuals and small businesses be successful.

What are some cool projects you have coming up that you can share?

Many of the projects right now are related to the marketing tool – either refining features for launch or thinking longer term about where it can go. Internally, we're working on a style guide and an improved process for user research and testing. These are in their early phases, but both should help improve the utility, usability, and aesthetics of our products.

What is your drink of choice?

Arnold Palmer

Early bird or night owl?

Both, believe it or not. Afternoons are usually my slow time of day.

What was the last book/article you read?

Another Country by James Baldwin

Favorite sports team?

New England Patriots / Boston Celtics / Boston Red Sox

Current TV show obsession?

Broad City

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