On the Record with Rose

On the Record with Rose is a collection of interviews conducted by one of our amazing employees, Rose Pleskow. These interviews highlight the people who make up our world-class delivery team, and make Brightspot the special place it is. Brightspot puts its people first and here you can learn more about them.

Rose Pleskow has been working at Brightspot since 2011 as a content and quality assurance specialist. In addition to writing employee profiles, Rose has played a critical role on a variety of client projects with her keen eye for detail and Brightspot publishing expertise. She has contributed to the launch of various projects ranging from SpecialOlympics.org to Amazon Science and Healthgrades.
Jenna Warren is a VP, Customer Engagement at Brightspot, and handles a key strategic account for the company that spans multiple current and emerging projects. She shares with Rose about her experiences growing and managing this relationship, plus her background in CMS technology, media and competitive figure skating.
Rose sits down for a chat with Brightspot content director Mark Hoover for his insights on the power of the Brightspot platform and what it takes to synthesize and communicate highly technical CMS concepts to diverse audiences.
Rob Lazorchak is Brightspot's Director of Quality Assurance, where he leads a team of QA specialists to assure the smooth and successful delivery of varied, challenging and unique customer projects. When he's not in the weeds of testing complex use cases and requirements, Rob can be found enjoying the outdoors and especially the beach with his family.
A product manager with Brightspot since 2020, Adam Hershaft shares his experiences as the main customer contact for high-visibility projects including Walmart's newly launched corporate website.
Lindsey Shields, a visual designer with the Brightspot design team, shares with Rose about her experiences working on a variety of web-design projects for Brightspot customers like Healthgrades and Johnson & Johnson, plus the inspiration she takes from across the art spectrum.
Rose sits down for a chat with Brightspot sales team member John Peterson to learn more about his perspectives on working with customers throughout the sales-engagement process, plus what excites him most about delivering innovative solutions for each new prospect.
Harshitha Mattapally sits down with Rose to discuss her history with Brightspot, what it's been like to work extensively with GraphQL on the platform team, and the advice she has for the next generation of female software engineers.
Ruth Amaya de Zelaya is often one of the first people Brightspot employees see when coming to the office, sharing made-to-order counter drinks at the barista station and essential support throughout Brightspot HQ each day. Here, Rose sits down with Ruth to learn about her role at Brightspot and how she makes the company a brighter place each day.
In honor of January's National Technology Day, Rose sat down to interview Matt Livas about how he got started in the IT field, the superpower he wishes he had and how working across the company in different departments has helped improve his work overall.
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, so Rose sat down with Brightspot's IT Security & Governance Program Manager, Erin Martin. During their conversation, they discussed Erin’s academic background in criminal justice and psychology, how she spends her days at Brightspot, and how to protect yourself from cybercrime.
Samantha Miller discusses her first year at Brightspot, how her education at the University of Virginia shaped her product-management approach, and the advice she has for the class of 2022.

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