For over 20 years Glenn has worked in creative, operational, and client services leadership roles in the Portland agency world. Now, as a business development manager at Vitamin T, he uses his extensive experience to dream up innovative staffing solutions to meet our clients’ business, marketing, and design objectives.
And, if he’s got time, save the world from supervillains.
All in a day’s work.
Get some great creative hiring advice (and personal insight) by reading his answers to our 7 Quick Questions. Then give him a ring when you’re looking for PDX’s top creative talent!
- What made you want to work at Vitamin T? And what do you love most about working here? I was actually a client of Vitamin T's parent company, Aquent and I was so impressed by my experiences with them, that I had to join their team! I really admired how much they cared about their clients and talent and the depth of thought and effort they put into aligning those two groups for the perfect match. I love helping find our talent their dream job and—at the same time—helping eliminate our clients' stress during their time of (usually dire) need. I've been on both sides and I understand firsthand how positively impactful a partnership with Vitamin T can be!
- What’s your favorite interview question? Why is it your favorite? “What are you truly passionate about?” If we can align a talent's true passion with a client who shares that passion in some way, the talent will be happier, more fulfilled, and ultimately create better work. My grandpa always told me, "Glenny, I don't care what you do in life, just make sure it's something that you really love." I believe that there is a LOT of wisdom in that advice. Thanks, Grandpa!
- What’s the BEST thing someone can do when looking for a job? The BEST thing you can do = call Vitamin T. The second best thing you can do = connect with the Portland creative community. This is one of the most genuinely helpful groups that I have ever seen. If you want that helpful hand, all you have to do is ask. That means networking, networking, networking!
- Best creative/digital event in your city? Anything put on by the Portland chapter of the Design Museum. They continue to impress me with truly inspirational speakers, discussion topics that drive creative vision and deepen creative exploration, stunning venues, and consistent attendance from large groups of incredibly diverse and brilliant creative minds!
- What tech innovation has most impacted your life? And how has it impacted it? Google Maps. Anyone old enough to remember what it was like to try to make it to a client meeting with your only directional guide being a 3'x3' map or a Thomas Guide? I do. And Google Maps has changed my daily life!
- What’s one important skill every person should have and why? Back to Sage Advice from Grandpa Glenn. :) My grandpa had a lot of advice in the area of mandatory life skills (much of it not appropriate for discussion in public). Two skills he felt passionate about (and I still find pretty darn funny)
- Learn to drive a stick shift! For unknown reasons, "you can not trust automatic transmissions!". While I'm not sure that is true, driving a stick is MUCH more fun!
- Learn to cook! "For heaven’s sake ,Glenny, do you really want to depend on others for your next meal?!?!". Again, I'm not sure about his motivation here, but it did lead me to one of my greatest passions: cooking!
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