Meet The Team: Peter Brand
At Sailthru Since February 2012
Brought up on hot dogs, cold winters, and an overly pragmatic Midwestern mindset, Peter Brand, a native Chicagoan is an Account Manager here at Sailthru.
Enticed by the brightly lit and fast-paced New York scene, Peter first started off pursuing a career at a large hedge fund but still came up hungry for more. Ever the seeker to be out of his comfort zone, Peter chose Sailthru for its driven environment to work with a group of people who aren’t afraid to shake things up.
A little known fact about me is… I have the voice of an angel.
The best part of my job is… witnessing (and helping) a variety of young companies grow. Every day.
Not many people know that I’m really good at… cartwheels.
The worst job experience I’ve ever had is… scooping ice cream = constant temptation and carpal tunnel.
In 5 years I want to be… helping Sailthru help clients realize their dreams.
Can you talk about the 2012 ING NYC Marathon you are participating in?
I’ve been involved with this non-profit organization, Project Sunshine, for a while now. I decided that I wanted to run in marathon while at a bar one night and thought it would be a great opportunity to raise some money for this organization. I’ve never done anything like this in the past and am looking forward to the challenge.
What’s the farthest you run so far?
Before training I could run 5 miles, I’ve run 17 so far and the marathon is 26 miles. So I’ve still got some work to do.
What is Project Sunshine about?
Project Sunshine is about putting smiles on kids who spend most of their time in hospitals. Everything from providing tutoring, throwing parties, cooking classes, book clubs—just trying to brighten their day a bit.
How can we donate to your campaign?
I have a dedicated donations page on CrowdRise. It’s a website where you click a button to donate money and aggregates the money right there.