Skritswap is pleased to announce our newest team member: Daniel Steiche as Director of Market Engagement.
Daniel joined skritswap on April 15, 2019. He has nearly 20 years experience in sales & marketing. He is a self-proclaimed “learning machine in the age of machine learning.” We are happy to have him join us.
Get to know more about Daniel here:
1) Tell us a little bit more about you as a person and what you enjoy.
I love to accumulate, to aggregate, and to apply knowledge of all kinds. (I also enjoy alliteration…) I’m a Xennial born about half a generation too early; my voracious appetite for knowledge is much better served now as an adult in the digital age than as a child and young adult in the pre- to early internet age within the education system. I was still an outstanding student then as well, largely due to some genetic gifts from my parents (who, as educators and incredible role models, expected me to excel in academia.) I am most frequently praised for my writing ability and my sense of humor. I am fluent in French and in Wordplay, and as a child I intended to be a video journalist.
Outside of such ongoing nerdly pursuits, I am athletic and particularly enjoy basketball and soccer – both as a player and as a spectator. I am a huge fan of music, and value artistic merit above all in music and film. I have also been known to own the microphone in karaoke situations, though some people regard me as rather reserved.
Creative pursuits include photography/videography, writing, multimedia content creation, personal style (different than pure fashion), and product/business ideation.
I have never been married nor have any children yet, but I compete aggressively for recognition as the World’s Greatest Uncle.
2) What are you most excited to work on at skritswap?
I’m extremely excited to partner with our Founder & CEO, our CTO, and our growing team to leverage our leading technology platform to drive beneficial outcomes for our clients by enabling more meaningful connections to their customers – at their own level – through contextually clear communications.
Having worked directly with IT and Digital Executives at the strategic planning and practical execution levels for the past 7 years, I am acutely aware that Customer Experience IS the ultimate strategy for every organization, and innovative technology leverage is the optimal path to leading outcomes in every market.
3) Why did you want to join the skritswap team?
I’m a meritocrat by nature, so working with great people and a great product / service is very important to me on the personal values side of the equation at this stage of my career.
I’ve been told frequently that I’m too smart for my own good, so the logical response is to apply my intelligence for the good of others. That’s a big reason why I am here.
The opportunity to build market awareness, adoption and value through bleeding-edge technology while improving the lives of my fellow citizens around the world is an irresistible match for my interests, strengths, and values as a business professional and as a human being.
Having spent the past few years discussing the merits and thoughtfully assessing the use cases for emergent technologies including artificial intelligence, machine learning, automation, and the like with both technology and business / organizational leaders, joining an innovative solutions company in the space in an impactful role is the optimal next stage in my career.
4) What is a cause in the world that you are really passionate about?
I am a firm believer that ready access to relatable information is a fundamental human right and the most available path to improvement of the human experience. People’s ability to attain knowledge and to apply their understanding to benefit themselves and their community is the most readily available equalizer in a highly diverse world. Knowledge transcends economic, social, political, and other circumstances. I firmly believe that ignorance should be an individual choice, not an involuntary predicament.
5) Where do you want to see skritswap in 3 years?
I plan to see skritswap’s platform embedded broadly across the public and private sectors, changing the way organizations communicate to their stakeholders both externally and internally.
I want our skritswap team to have a highly engaged network of clients and partners working together openly to drive shared goals around continuous improvement of outcomes in the market through both evolutionary and revolutionary innovation of the skritswap platform. We are very clear on the overarching goals our platform empowers, and we will continuously partner with our community to best understand value streams and use cases to best respond to emergent needs and opportunities.
Overall, I intend to ensure that skritswap is the leading voice for language clarity globally and the solutions provider of choice for organizations and individuals around the world.