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Meet Gary Smyth, Director, North America Inside Sales

I am currently accountable to our North America Inside Sales organization. We have the opportunity on a daily basis to help organizations solve data challenges and make possible what never existed before.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what led you to join Informatica.

I joined the Informatica team around 8 months ago to build our Inside Sales organization in Austin.  Prior to joining Informatica I spent most of my career in various sales leadership roles at Oracle, and also founded my own sales training company. 

The opportunity to grow as a sales professional, join the leader in Enterprise Cloud Data Management and build an organization from the ground up are what led me to Informatica.  Our team is truly a ‘startup’ within a larger company, we are growing as sales professionals daily and I have the opportunity to work with the best talent in the industry!  We truly DATA!

What do you enjoy most about working at Informatica?

Informatica truly invests in its people and embraces our core values of Do Good, Act as One Team, Think Customer First and Aspire for the Future.  The culture allows you to perform your best work and explore what is possible by creating the new normal daily.  You can be an entrepreneur within a large company and don’t require a title to be a leader.  Our executive team is always open to new and innovative ideas.

Tell us three things most people don’t know about you.

  1. I am originally from Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland.
  2. I have a strong passion for travelling and learning other languages.  I also currently speak French, German and Spanish at various levels of proficiency.
  3. Currently training for my first Ironman race this year!

If you could be any superhero, who would you be and why?

The Flash!!  With the Flash's speed, he is capable of breaking the time barrier, allowing him to travel throughout various points of time.  The Flash also has superhuman speed and stamina, which might allow me to finally finish in the top half of a Triathlon!

What advice would you give to job seekers looking to join Informatica?

Be yourself! What makes a great team and company, is having a diverse team.  Check out our website and social resources to learn about the current marketplace and how we help organizations.  Be curious, ask thoughtful questions to determine if Informatica is the right fit for you as well.  Lastly, get ready to join a company that provides the opportunity to grow professionally, have fun and make money!

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