Employee Spotlight: Chris Porter
As any UNIFI team member will tell you, Chris is always the one to get the music playing and the party started at UNIFI. As our VP of Growth, Chris leads our sales organization at UNIFI and is responsible for working with our customers to understand how UNIFI can best be journeying with their organizations as they advance their content management adoption. He consistently comes up with creative ideas to grow UNIFI’s footprint in the building industry, all while serving as a mentor and coach to his team and the broader organization. His unique mix of confidence, reliability, and deep integrity have made him an integral leader at UNIFI and a trusted partner to our customers.
We sat down with Chris to get his view on what it’s like to work at UNIFI and to understand his journey with the company since he started at UNIFI over three years ago. Continue to read below to see our interview with Chris!
➊ What is your current position at UNIFI?
VP of Growth. I work with our current customers on their renewals to understand how we can keep them on longer and improve our journey through the product and in our relationship. I also work with our new sales team on how we can establish more trust with the industry and space through our intent and credibility in the space.
➋ What has your experience been with our company culture?
Being at UNIFI for over 3 years, I love how authentic and passionate the team is to create a great environment in the BIM space.
➌ What are some things you have noticed about our leadership team?
Our leadership team cares. They want to make a difference in the industry by building a better today to enable a better tomorrow. I’m impressed with their mentality of going the extra mile and doing whatever it takes to improve.
➍ What parts of our mission do you connect with?
I connect with building a better now. One of my key goals in my role is to establish trust. I believe that trust is an equation that is built through intent and credibility. As we build a better now, we achieve that trust by showing we do what we say we’ll do; that we listen to our customers.
➎ What has been your biggest accomplishments on our team?
Assembling a team that is hardworking and trustworthy with ownership and accountability.
➏ Which benefits are your favorite and why?
I love the freedom to own my role, expand it and pass that on to the other members of my team. I also enjoy the health benefits for me and my family. Not worrying about that bill is a comforting feeling.
➐ Before working here, what was an exciting job you had?
I’ve been grateful to work in both the fintech space as well as the marketing automation space. I learned from great leaders in both spaces and am grateful for the lessons taught in both industries from great people.
➑ What drew you to UNIFI originally? And how has UNIFI changed since?
Our COO, Virginia, and CEO, Dwayne Miller, are amazing people. I was so impressed with their authenticity and integrity. They helped me feel that the only limits to our growth as a team would be the limits I place myself. What tremendous confidence they gave me from an early stage. I remember feeling like I was thrown into the deep end, but with the ability to not only survive but thrive. UNIFI has worked to become more interconnected with other platforms in the BIM space through our APIs and building integrations within the product. I’m excited for the next phase in the coming months that will unify some of our more legacy technology with the new and requested functionality our customers have helped us prioritize.
➒ List a couple of fun facts about you!
I’m a girldad who is blessed to raise 3 feisty daughters with my best friend and wife! I speak Hungarian and lived in various cities of Hungary for 2 years. I love to quote movies and I love sports. I’m an unapologetic Bay Area sports fan #faithfultothebay.
“Chris has had an extraordinary impact on our organization since joining UNIFI, both in terms of his influence on revenue growth and team culture. Chris is one of the most gifted sales professionals I’ve had the pleasure of working with during my career, and his passion for journeying with our customers has enabled us to greatly expand our reach in the industry. His leadership internally has been perhaps even more meaningful, as an ‘Extreme Ownership’ enthusiast and skilled negotiator, Chris is looked up to as a trusted coach across the organization and sets the tone for accountability in everything we do. His movie quotes and impressions aren’t too shabby either!”
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