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Meet the ZAP Team: Daniel Straitiff

 

The ZAP Americas team recently expanded the ZAP Academy offerings when they brought Daniel onboard in the Fall of 2021. The ZAP Academy has been able to expand its offerings putting him at the front of the class by facilitating courses and driving Partners to certification as we educate them about our technology and our company. With his  broadcasting background Daniel is an incredible asset in taking the ZAP Academy courses to the next level!

 

Hello there Daniel, appreciate you taking time to tell us more about you for our monthly staff spotlight! As always, we’ll kick things off with where do you come from and where do you live?
I was born in Melbourne, FL, but have lived in Jacksonville, FL most of my life.


What does your job entail?
Delivering and Developing training solutions for Zap staffers and Clients.


What is a typical day like?
Reviewing and developing training courses, as well as planning, preparing, and delivering them


What’s a common question you get from customers?
Well, I get a lot of questions, that’s my job!

 

What do you like most about your job?
I love teaching people new things, especially when what I’m teaching can greatly improve their business. That ‘Ah-HA!’ Moment is really something special, that every Trainer loves to witness.


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

Watch Netflix with my Fiancé and our 2 dogs, take photos & videos, play video & board games, play guitar, stream, and learn all I can about something new. I’m what you call a habitual hobbyist.


What’s a fun fact about you many people may not know?

I love Photography and Videography, and shoot wedding, engagement, and family photo/video as a side business on the weekends and evenings!


What is your favorite sports teams?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (always have been).


And any favorite bands/artists?

Oh, way too many to pick just one, I’m a fan of a lot of different types of music, but I love some good pop punk, indie, & folk music like Tiny Moving Parts, Say Anything, Passion Pit, and Shakey Graves (I know, I’m a total hipster).


How about favorite films?

Beetlejuice, Ghostbusters, La La Land, and a recent favorite Tick, Tick…Boom!


What’s your signature dish?
Pimiento Cheese Devilled Eggs


How would you describe the difference ZAP Data Hub makes to a customer… And in just one sentence!

ZAP Data Hub Makes your Data Work for you, not the other way around!


What are some of the differences between working for ZAP versus other companies you’ve been with?

The friendly and welcoming atmosphere of ZAP has been a huge breath of fresh air, and I’m so grateful for having good bosses and good people in my corner!


And finally, who would play you in the movie of your life?

Probably Zach Galifianakis…let’s be honest.