Crowned Chameleon: Alex Thompson

What on Earth is a Crowned Chameleon?

At Alterian, we’ve taken to calling ourselves Chameleons, just like our platform. Since we’re Adaptive Marketers™ ourselves, the moniker seemed to fit just right. While our team consistently goes above and beyond across the board, each month we’ll highlight one employee who has been nominated by our team leads for that little extra something in embodying our mission, vision, values, and goals—the Crowned Chameleon.

Alterian Crowned Chameleon

Alex Thompson, Business Solutions Consultant

Aww yeah, Alex! Here are a few things the nominators had to say:

“Alex delivers great service for customers but has but also demonstrates his knowledge and skill by leading customers towards maturing their marketing efforts using Alterian software to drive insight and value. Alex has been working hard delivering value to customers such as My Sale, TWS, and Scottish Power and has recently developed the Business Health Check, now launched and delivered by the Professional Services team. Alex is always keen to help his colleagues supporting across the regions, happy to step off a 24-hour flight to Australia and work all day or rework his schedule around a last minute meeting in London to help develop a customer relationship. Thank you for your contribution Alex!”

Alex Thompson Alterian

The Proverbial Interview

Alex, you’re awesome. It’s official. Congratulations!

At Alterian, we’re a great, big, international family, and we’d like to share some of that with you. So, I prompted Alex to share a bit about his professional and personal life to shed light on the type of badasses that our team is made up of.

So, what do you do for Alterian?
“I help our customers get the most value out of our software and market better to their customers. Not something that can be done alone, so I’m very fortunate to have amazing colleagues to work with. We get involved with data, infrastructure, and marketing strategy; ultimately, understanding the unique challenges and opportunities in our customers businesses is the main key to success.”

What is your favorite part about working for Alterian?
“Spending time with  the people that make up our business whether, that is colleagues or customers. I’ve learnt heaps and made lifelong friends along the way!”

What does being an Adaptive Marketer™ mean to you?
“An ability to take an outside in view of your organization and have your customers best interests at heart. Simple in concept, but not always easy to keep pace with that outside view.”

Alex Thompson Sailing

We believe in, “Work hard, play hard.” What’s your favorite thing to do outside of the office?
“Spending time with my family. Life is quite action packed with a young family, but brilliantly fun!”

Do you have any unique talents or hobbies?
“My first full time job was as a sailing instructor so any opportunity to get back out on to the water is special. When I was working in our Sydney office, my wife surprised me with an afternoon crewing on a 1992 America’s Cup yacht in Sydney harbor. If I remember right, we won the race too!”

What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever done?
“I love to travel, the world is full of amazing places and so much to see. One of the most amazing places I have visited is the Maasai Mara in Kenya. I spent five days on safari seeing lots of incredible elephants, cheetah, giraffes, lions and epic landscape. Well worth the long journey to get there.”

Who’s next?

Thank you for having fun with this feature blog and telling us some unique things about yourself, Alex! Congratulations on this honor—you deserve it.

Alex is one of many unique and talented cogs in the Alterian machine, and I look forward to sharing next month’s Crowned Chameleon with you in November.

Want to call yourself a Chameleon? See what positions we have open on our Careers page and join the squad.

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Niki Hale, Marketing Consultant

Niki is a marketing jack-of-all-trades for Alterian—you might say, a true Chameleon! Since graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder, she has worked in marketing for ad tech, martech, and the agency space, gaining unique perspective for B2C, B2B, and internal communications. From web and graphic design, to social media management, copywriting, culture initiatives, and more, Niki helps us market to marketers.

At home, you can most likely find Niki cooking—with a glass of wine in hand, of course—or drawing, all while plugged in to an audiobook or a podcast. She’s also a die-hard Harry Potter fan and loves attending concerts at Red Rocks Amphitheater outside of Denver.