Career Paths at IMH – Amanda M.

InMotion Hosting wants to see all of its employees grow and succeed in their careers! We are using our Career Path spotlight to showcase some of the amazing leaders within our company by letting them tell their story about how they got their start with IMH. This week we are featuring our Manager, Amanda, who oversees our Human Resources Department. She currently has an open HR Generalist position! If you would like to apply to this position, please click here. We hope you enjoy!

 

Hometown: Normal, IL (yes, that’s a real town, and yes, I’ve heard all the jokes)

Position: Human Resources Manager

Been with InMotion Hosting since: January 2017

 

What is your current role at InMotion Hosting? What do you like most about it?

HR Manager.  I really enjoy the opportunity to work with a variety of people in every department as well as the opportunity to exercise creative-thinking.  As a member of the HR team, working with others across all of our locations is an essential part of my job.  There is always something new to learn, and I’m thankful to be part of a great team that gets it done!

 

What position did you start in with IMH? Tell us about your career growth since then.

I started with IMH as an HR Generalist in January 2017.  I had just moved to Virginia from Illinois, and I was looking for a new HR opportunity when I was hired by IMH.  I spent my first year as HR Generalist getting to know the company, people, and overall culture.  In January 2018, I was given the opportunity to step into the HR Manager role, which is the role I currently fill.

 

Coolest gadget you own, want to own or have read about?

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the most forward tech-thinking individual, but as a new homeowner, I’d love to have a fully integrated Nest or “smart home” system installed.

 

What would you like to tell us about yourself?

As a hobby, I am a group fitness instructor! I teach a 5:15am strength-training class as well as a cardio fitness class on the weekends.  This was a hobby that accidentally found me and definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone, but now it’s something that I can’t imagine not doing!  It’s a great stress-reliever and gives me a chance to unwind and connect with a different group of people.

 

Have you used our Professional Development Program?

As soon as I became eligible, I took advantage of the Professional Development Program by renewing my professional membership to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  My SHRM membership gives me access to additional HR resources, tools, ideas, and advice, which has proved invaluable in an ever-changing profession within the rapidly-growing tech industry.

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Saturday Game Days!

It’s great to work in a place where you can have fun at work, and InMotion Hosting is definitely one of those places!  This past April and May, the Support and Advanced Product/Technical Support departments hosted a game day for their teams.  The game days were held on Saturday afternoons in the InMotion Hosting breakroom and lasted several hours.

 

Games, Snacks, and Fun!

According to Adam, Support Operations Analyst, “Our department has done quarterly events before.  Because of all the shifts and different schedules, it’s been difficult for people to come to the events.  I talked to Support team members to see what they’d be interested in, and found out a lot there are a lot of gamers on the teams. So, The Support and Advanced Product/Technical Support department set up a gameday at InMotion Hosting!”

The game days featured a variety of board and card games that team members could set up and play.  Lunch was catered, and there were plenty of snacks available to refuel! Even team members who were scheduled to work were able to get in some playing time.  Rob, the Advanced Product/Technical Support Supervisor, helped coordinate the game days and overall, “Everyone had a good time.  It was nice to get a chance to get to know each other a little bit better and work together by playing board games.  This is definitely something we’ll be doing again!”

 

An intense game of Giant Killer Robots!

 

Brandon and Josh attempt to keep up with the ever-changing game of Fluxx!

 

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Career Paths at IMH – Erik S.

InMotion Hosting wants to see all of its employees grow and succeed in their careers! We are using our Career Path spotlight to showcase some of the amazing leaders within our company by letting them tell their story about how they got their start with IMH. This month we are featuring our Senior Manager, Erik, who is over our Tier 3 Operations group and our Corporate Support department. He currently has an open Tier 3 Systems Operations position! If you would like to apply to this position, please click here. We hope you enjoy!

 

Hometown: I grew up in a small town in New England called Dighton, Massachusetts which is about an hour south of Boston. I moved to Virginia Beach in 2004 to escape the frigid winters and purchase my first home.

Position: Senior Manager of Information Technology 

Been with InMotion Hosting since: March 2009

 

What is your current role at InMotion Hosting? What do you like most about it?

I am presently the Senior Manager of Information Technology, which includes oversight of our Tier 3 Operations group and the Corporate Support department. I genuinely enjoy working through the unique challenges that each day provides in this role, but best of all, I get to do so alongside some of the brightest minds I’ve ever worked with.

 

What position did you start in with IMH? Tell us about your career growth since then.

I actually started with InMotion as a Tier 1 Support Representative in 2009. Being an avid Linux user and member of the Linux community since the early 1990s, I was excited to learn that a local Linux-based hosting company was growing so rapidly. Being a self-employed system administrator at the time, I was disappointed that there were not any openings in our systems departments. Nonetheless, still wanting to be a part of the organization, I accepted an offer for the Tier 1 position and quickly advanced as new opportunities became available.

 

Coolest gadget you own, want to own or have read about?

I have an affinity for all of my “geek toys” as my wife calls them, but if I had to choose just one, I would have to say it’s my Dell XPS 13. It’s hands down my favorite computer because of its lightweight design and small size, but yet it still does not compromise one bit on performance.

 

What would you like to tell us about yourself?

Over the years, I’ve learned through my own experiences the importance of maintaining a firm work-life balance. While circumstances in this industry can sometimes make it impossible to truly “disconnect”, I try to seize every opportunity to decompress when I’m able to do so. I also encourage the same philosophy for all of my team members, which helps to minimize burnout while maximizing productivity and morale.

 

Have you used our Professional Development Program?

Indeed, I have. For those who are unaware, our Tier 3 Operations team is responsible for the provisioning, administration, maintenance and security of all of our servers and networks. Upon being promoted to manager, I realized that I needed to expand my skills and knowledge of advanced networking concepts, routing protocols, enterprise routers/switches, etc. InMotion’s Professional Development Program was an extremely valuable resource for me, as it enabled me to travel and complete Brocade Certified Network Engineer Training in 2015.

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Interested in an Affiliate Account Executive Position?

InMotion Hosting is currently looking for an Affiliate Account Executive (B2B) to help expand and manage our partner sales channels and affiliate programs in our Virginia Beach, VA or Denver, CO office. Come work 10 minutes from the ocean in one of WalletHub’s “Best Big Cities to Live in” or hit the slopes in the Mile-High City. We’re offering a $1,000 sign-on bonus and $1,500 in relocation assistance if you’re not local to the area.

In this role, you may be focusing on developing, maintaining, and strengthening B2B relationships with our affiliate partners or prospecting for new partnerships depending on your experience and skill set.

 

What You’ll Do:

  • Build long-term B2B relationships and proactively maintain communication with all partner channels
  • Prospect, negotiate, and close contracts with partners that will bring quality, long-term customers to InMotion Hosting
  • Develop new affiliate referral/partner channels with affiliate partners like Web Hosting Shopper, User, and Influencer Channels
  • Coordinate requirements and negotiate contracts for referral partnerships and new business deals
  • Analyze market strategies, deal potential, and financials
  • Leverage inbound inquiries regarding InMotion Hosting’s affiliate programs to develop partner channels
  • Increase affiliate traffic for InMotion Hosting brands
  • Improving the conversion rates of visitors referred by affiliate channels
  • Have fun while contributing to the success of our affiliate partners

 

What You’ll Get:

  • Profit sharing twice yearly based on performance and hire date
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life Insurance, and 401k plans
  • Free weekly snacks and free lunch on Fridays
  • A fun, relaxed working environment with a casual dress code (jeans ok)
  • Relocation assistance, if needed

 

Ideal Candidates Have:

  • A competitive spirit and a strong drive to succeed
  • 3-5 years experience in a Web-based Marketing or Business Development related field
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • Knowledge of CRM systems like SalesForce, Zoho, SugarCRM, and HubSpot
  • Familiarity with the different Affiliate networks like ShareASale, CJ Affiliate (Commission Junction), and Impact Radius
  • Proven experience building B2B partner channels.

 

The below is optional but can help make you a top candidate:

  • 1-3 years experience with online affiliate program management
  • Experience utilizing Google Analytics or similar web analytic packages
  • Previous marketing experience in the web hosting industry
  • Experience with digital marketing platforms
  • BA or equivalent in Marketing, Advertising or Business related coursework
  • Experience using advanced tracking tools like Dynamic Tracking and Pixels

 

A few more things:

  • Paid time off and company paid holidays
  • Awesome company parties and onsite events
  • The opportunity to work with an established and growing company comprised of awesome people
  • A free VPS

 

Location:

 

Learn more about what it is like working at InMotion and yes, we have the best parties in town. You can also check out our products here.

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Career Paths at IMH – Ashley N.

InMotion Hosting wants to see all of its employees grow and succeed in their careers! We are using our Career Path spotlight to showcase some of the amazing leaders within our company by letting them tell their story about how they got their start with IMH. This month we are featuring our Senior Supervisor, Ashley, who is over our Customer Service team. She currently has 2 open Customer Service Representative positions! If you would like to apply to this position, please click here. We hope you enjoy!

 

 

Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA

Position: Senior Supervisor  of Customer Service

Been with InMotion Hosting since: February 2014

 

 

 

What position did you start in with IMH? Tell us about your career growth since then.

I started in February 2014 as a Billing Representative.  Later that year, the Billing department merged with the Confirmations team and Customer Care to form the new Customer Service department.  Winter 2014 I was promoted from CSR1 to CSR2, and then Summer 2015 I was promoted to CS Supervisor. I spent a few years as a Supervisor and recently in Fall 2017, was promoted to the newly created position of Senior Supervisor of Customer Service.

Coolest gadget you own, want to own or have read about?

I’m obsessed with my dog (Crunchberry, a French Bulldog) and I’m always looking to spoil him. Right now, I’ve been reading about the Furbo, an automatic treat dispenser that lets you see your dog while you’re away, give them treats, and talk to them through a 2-way microphone system. What more could a dog mom want!

What would you like to tell us about yourself?

I’ve always been passionate about mental health, self care, and helping my community and in December 2017, I graduated from ODU with my Masters in Mental Health Counseling. Currently, I am sitting for testing to become a Nationally Certified Counselor!

Have you used our Professional Development Program?

Not yet, but I have had tons of opportunities to learn new things, including completing Tier 1 Technical training.

 

 

If you’d like to join our talented team, please visit our Job Openings page to apply!

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