As a global team, we don’t shy away from encouraging individuals from all around the world to be part of the Valo family. Dan Rotolo, who resides in California, is our first-ever employee from the United States to join our international team to the North America team. He describes it as being “a great privilege and honor” to be part of our team, and we say the feeling is mutual!
In this series, we get to know the People behind Valo! More behind the scenes and the introductions can be found under the “Careers” and “People” tags. If you want to be one of us, see our open careers or hit us up with an open application.
Valo Dream Come True
Dan has been working within the Microsoft community since 2009, more specifically in the enterprise content management industry. Overall, it has always been his dream to take his career to the next level. Dan explains that being the first American at Valo, and part of the North American Partner Management Team, allows him to fuel that dream with passion and excitement every day.
With several solution technology platforms, we had to ask Dan: Why Valo? Ironically enough, Dan was a former Valo Partner for 4 years. Before becoming a partner of ours, at the time Dan and his team went through extensive research and evaluation to carefully select the right Intranet-In-A-Box ISV. As a result, Valo Solutions was selected. Dan describes his previous company as a big content management reseller for end-to-end automation solutions. Valo made sense because it’s built 100% on SharePoint using the SharePoint framework. Dan further explains that Valo shows a well-designed and thought-out roadmap of how companies work and scales well. It had now become clear why Dan’s transition into the Valo team itself sounded like a perfect match.
“Valo is not just an Intranet-In-A-Box company anymore, there’s a compelling core solutions stack”
What makes you a great NA Product Evangelist for the NA team?
As our NA team is growing, Dan uses his sense of business and consulting expertise to his advantage when implementing new ideas to the Valo team. As a Valo Product Evangelist, Dan says he likes to reflect on a customer story in his demo experiences. Dan ties together Valo Solutions and its capabilities in employee engagement and the overall experience it gives users.
“We can prove productivity in the employee engagement with analytics… this ultimately drives predictive spend, per employee, leading to Valo Love”
As a former Valo Partner, how do you think this gives you an advantage now working in the Valo team?
Dan has worked with mid-market and enterprise accounts in his career, and he believes this gives him an advantage while working at Valo. More specifically, from the client perspective, Dan explains he understands an enterprise approach that appeals to executive management and the employee experience.
“Working within the enterprise content management industry, I understand all aspects of a successful end-to-end automation solution and presenting that project as a reflection of the customer vision”
On the other hand, Dan says he can understand the gaps and challenges that partners go through in communication, complex projects, and day-to-day tracking of next steps. This experience allows him to be creative, and well-rounded to build relationships as a team player.
What makes Dan Rotolo, outside of Valo?
When Dan is not being driven by Valo’s business model, Dan makes sure to carry out an active lifestyle. From an early morning workday to back-to-back meetings, Dan makes sure that when he is off the clock, he is spending it either hiking, mountain biking, or kayaking. His true inspiration is a work-life balance and admires how Valo encourages this way of living. Besides exercising the mind and body, Dan plays the Spanish Flamenco Guitar.
“I try not to take myself too seriously, I love to laugh and focus on being mindful. I look forward to my personal growth and being part of a global company that is well recognized and heading in the right direction! “
I think we can all learn something from Dan! We couldn’t be prouder to have him as part of our Product Evangelist team in Valo. Do you want to be a part of this ever-growing Valo Team? Take look at why you should join us from the video below.
We are always looking for new talent to join the already 60+ big Valo Team! Check out our open careers or send over an open application.