Name: Mark Mua
Hometown: Alfreton, Derbyshire (England)
College: University of Sunderland
Title: Sales Rep
Mark Mua joins the Hightail team all the way from the UK. We caught up with him to talk about his journey before Hightail and learn about a few of his favorite things.
Ofunne Okwudiafor: What got you interested in sales?
Mark Mua: I basically saw an opportunity and went for it! Prior to working in sales, I worked in print production/account management. Print production is in decline, so I decided to change gears and seize the opportunity to work in the cloud business.
OO: What were you doing before Hightail?
MM: I have experience working in collaboration software for financial services as well as experience in the oil and gas industry.
OO: What gets you pumped up and ready to go every morning?
MM: My 2 year old – he “wakes” me up with a kiss every morning.
OO: I can’t live without my ________________?
MM: Espresso in the morning
OO: What made you decide Hightail was for you?
MM: I was intrigued by all of exciting movements and changes Hightail was making. I wanted the opportunity to grow along with such a great company.
OO: Let’s dive in to some of your favorites. What is your favorite sports team?
MM: Derby County aka the Mighty rams
OO: Your favorite mobile app?
MM: WhatsApp – it’s a great way for me to stay in touch with family in the UK and Italy.
OO: Your favorite past time?
MM: Keeping fit – I love going to the gym, running, and exercising in general.
OO: Favorite video game/ game in general growing up?
MM: 80s Arcade classics like Golden Axe, Star Wars
OO: Favorite coffee spot?
MM: Allpress Roastery Café, Redchurch St
OO: Favorite band/ artist?
MM: There’s really too many to mention. I have so many different influences. I’m music-agnostic, as long as it’s got a good beat.
OO: Favorite Device?
MM: Nexus 4 phone
OO: Whats your inspiration?
MM: Undoubtedly, my family.
OO: Any last words?
MM: Merry Christmas to all and Happy New Year!