This week’s Champion Spotlight is Devraj Grewal. Let’s get to know Devraj a little bit better!
Title: Marketing Operations Manager
Location: Pleasanton, CA
Hometown: Belmont, CA
What was your first job? Courtesy Clerk at a grocery store.
How and when did you get started with Marketo? What was your first role and initial reaction to the platform? I had been hired at a previous employer, a small company, that was just getting started with marketing technology. I would have been the individual managing our first marketing automation platform, so I made sure to research our options. I eventually chose Marketo and have been using the platform since January 2015 at two different companies. My first reaction was that not only was it able to automate many manual processes we had in place, but it then allowed us to automate processes we were not even doing yet. I believed in the product and have been an advocate ever since.
What is your favorite thing to do in Marketo and why? I like building in general. When I receive an SLA from any department, I like being able to get all the deadlines I need so then I can set up time to build what is necessary. I enjoy it because I like testing my personal skill to see if I can accomplish the task. I also like being able to provide assistance to multiple departments besides Marketing and Sales.
Through out your Marketo career, what are you most proud of? I have had many proud accomplishments with Marketo. The first was in January 2015, when I was able to prove to my team that Marketo was the solution to go with. The next accomplishment was in January 2016 when I became a Marketo Certified Expert. The most recent accomplishment and the greatest to date was in January 2017 when I became a Marketo Champion.
What piece of advice would you give to someone who is just starting a career with Marketo? Marketo has a steep learning curve, especially when transitioning from another MAP. My advice would be to understand that there is a learning curve because the system is so robust. However, there are many resources available to learn Marketo. I was self-taught mostly from the Community and Product Docs.
If someone gave you $5 million tomorrow, what would you do? Ask for more
If you could have an endless supply of any food, what would it be? Lasagna
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