Employee Profile: Amy Jackson

Name: Amy Jackson
Concur Start Date: April 18, 2011
Hometown: Folsom, CA
Favorite City in the World: Paris and NYC
Favorite Workweek Lunch: Anything that’s walkable. I love to get outside during lunch.
Pets: Indy, our ridiculously cute Labradoodle.
What’s your secret superpower? My memory. I can recall actors in movies I’ve never seen and the year a song was on the radio.

 

Tell us about you in 100 words or less:

I’m a California girl, having rotated between a triangle of NorCal locations. I was born in Walnut Creek, spent most of my childhood in Folsom, went to Chico State, lived in the Bay Area for awhile, and now I’m back in Sacramento.

I started out my career in PR and was fortunate to have the opportunity to build TripIt’s PR program from scratch. Now I’m managing brand strategy and consumer marketing for TripIt and ExpenseIt, which encompasses acquisition, engagement, PR, social media, and creative/design – all to reach millions of new travelers. I have an awesome team!  

 

 

If you could learn one random skill, what would you learn?

 

Every season I tune in to So You Think You Can Dance and wish I had learned to dance at a young age. I played sports, which was great, but I’m always amazed at the athleticism and grace of dancers.

 

 

What inspires you to be who you are? I’m passionate and love creative challenges, like cooking and puzzles. So, at work, I approach problem solving and new opportunities with a similar energy and enthusiasm.

 

What personal accomplishment are you most proud of? (outside of work)

 

My husband and I renovated a 100-year-old Craftsman bungalow. It was a rollercoaster, and I never imagined how much time it would take to realize our vision down to every fixture and surface, but it was so worth it. Pinterest was a lifesaver!

 

 

Tell us how your career journey landed you here at Concur?

 

While I was working in various PR agencies, I noticed I would gravitate to one client and really want to dive in, but I was restricted by hours and budget. So I took that as a sign that going “in house” would be much more fulfilling. It has been incredibly rewarding to work with such a wide range of functions and teams.

 

 

What’s the best thing about working at Concur?

 

Concur has always felt like a big family to me. So for me, it’s the people and how we all share a passion for balancing hard work and having fun together.

 

 

What do you feel is unique to Concur that other companies don’t have?

 

Legacy. It’s rare to find companies (especially in San Francisco) where people stay as long as they do at Concur. I also love that taking on new roles and challenges is supported, and that our leaders come from within.

 

 

To learn more about our amazing opportunities at Concur, please visit: www.concur.com/careers.

 

 

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