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Employee Spotlight – Patrick Hudgins, Account Executive

Born and brought up in California, Patrick brings the limitless energy, passion, and enthusiasm that a sales organization needs in order to thrive. Where does he get that energy from? We sat down with Patrick to learn more about him.

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What is your role at Indix?

I work in the San Francisco office supporting all new SMB (Small and Medium Business) Customers in the Central and East Coast Regions.

What did you do before Indix?

After college, I worked for a food company importing basmati rice from India and building up a small health food brand here in the states. It was a great job right out of school and gave me hands-on experience in sales, logistics, project management and business development. I wore many hats within the company and even found myself traveling the West Coast following a frozen food truck and performing road shows at Costco outlets along the way.

Living in San Francisco, I became enamored with the culture of innovation and iteration around technology. I was drawn to the idea of using technology to solve complex business problems that were otherwise unsolvable or too labor intensive to pencil out. I went to work for a small IT security company in Palo Alto and received fantastic mentorship for which I will always be grateful. A few years later, I’m proud to be part of part of such an innovative company and on the front lines of pervasive commerce.

Why did you join Indix?

I joined Indix for the people. I really believe in the team we’ve assembled and in the overall mission of the company. The team is smart, innovative, hard working and ethical. This combination is often advertised but in reality rare to find…

What have you learned working for a startup?

Startups are about trying new things, learning and executing. The speed at which a team is able to effectively draw observations, iterate, and execute determines their success.

What technologies or trends get you most excited?

I think Big Data and Machine Learning will have an incredible effect on the progress we will see in the next 50 years. As the amount of data produced by humans and by machines continually grows and is better understood, we stand to make colossal gains in health, civil infrastructure, economics and almost every imaginable vertical. I can’t wait to see the results.

What do you do for fun?

I like to challenge myself in the kitchen, play chess with friends, and dance salsa with my wife.

What is your favorite technology product?

Online dating. Today almost a third of new married couples meet online. The effect online dating has had on the way humans interact romantically is incredible.

How would your friends describe you?

Honest. Gregarious. Impetuous.

 

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