Internships are often associated with organizing papers and getting coffee. This is far from the truth for the Pentaho internship program. This summer we were fortunate to have three rock star interns. They were not fetching coffee however, enjoying our stocked break room with everything from snacks to beer. This summer they got a taste of what it is like to work in our San Francisco sales and marketing office. They were able to work alongside experienced leaders in sales and marketing learning about CRM and marketing automation software, sales lead qualification, outbound lead generation, social media and business operations.
Pentaho is unique in that it adapts to the backgrounds and strengths of the interns and allows them to select what they will focus on in the summer program. We just wanted to take this opportunity to thank them for their hard work this summer and highlight some of the great things they’ve learned this summer:
Summer 2010 Intern Rock Stars:
Rick Daley: Rick is going into his junior year at the University of Florida. He has been playing soccer for 18 years, and is currently playing with the UF men’s club team. Rick is taking part in the internship to understand the business intelligence market and to determine if he will follow in the footsteps of his father. Rick is using the summer to make a final decision on what major he will pursue. Pentaho has allowed Rick to realize sales is much more creative and interesting that he previously thought.
Mark Daley: In the Fall, Mark will start his Senior year at Lake Highland Preparatory School in Orlando, FL. Mark is the youngest employee to work for Pentaho and has utilized his talents to help the look and feel of Pentaho’s social media presence. Mark thinks it is a great opportunity to get real world experience while he is still young and beautiful. “Working under Rich Taylor, Pentaho Sales Operations Manager, has shown me a lot of things; first and foremost, he taught me that frozen Twix and Dr. Pepper go together; and more importantly that work can be both fun and rewarding.”
Paul Lyandres: Paul is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is active in a variety of community, civic, and professional organizations. Paul is a talented young leader with a passion for learning. Paul’s fascination with technology and his desire to work in a start-up environment brought him to Pentaho. At Pentaho, Paul applies his drive for excellence and high performance to support the sales and marketing team across a variety of roles. Prior to joining Pentaho, Paul worked for LIIF, a non-profit finance fund, and spent over 4-years at Martin Wolf Associates, a leading IT investment bank. His interests include fitness, cooking, swimming, and reading.
With the rapid growth of Pentaho, our interns have made immediate and valuable contributions. Their fresh ideas and hard work were a huge help to us this summer and we’ll miss them around the San Francisco office.
If you are interested in interning or working at Pentaho check out our open opportunities worldwide.