Ethan Otterlei
Ethan Otterlei
Director of Strategic Sales

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Ethan Otterlei, Director of Strategic Sales (me)
Catherine Murphy, COO (my opponent)
Trevor Stansberry, Sr. Marketing Operations Specialist (a self-proclaimed terrible bags player)

From right to left:

Melissa Ranney, Customer Success Manager (a good sport)
Bryan Sarazin, Sr. Site Reliability Engineer (our champion for the day)

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From right to left:

Ethan Otterlei, Director of Strategic Sales (me)
Catherine Murphy, COO (my opponent)
Trevor Stansberry, Marketing Specialist (a self-proclaimed terrible bags player)

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From right to left:

Melissa Ranney, Customer Success Manager (a good sport)
Bryan Sarazin, Sr. Site Reliability Engineer (our champion for the day)

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Our web guy says all of these names don’t fit. Join the team to meet them all!

A few weeks ago, the Zipnosis team took to the outdoors for our first in-person gathering since the initial outbreak of COVID-19. We celebrated our reunion with a picnic and bags tournament at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis (with masks, gloves, and social distancing, of course). 

It’s been months since most of us connected in-person, and it was the first time most of our newer hires met the team face(mask)-to-face(mask) at all. The Zipnosis culture and community is something we take pride in. From the office dogs, to nerf-wars, to Chipotle and champagne–we work hard, so we can play hard, too. We even have a FITO (“Fun In The Office”) committee dedicated to employee experience and events.

Interacting and collaborating in-person with my colleagues is something that just can’t be replicated at home, so getting together for an afternoon was the charge my battery needed. We can all relate to some of the undeniable benefits working from home has to offer (I know I’m not missing that rush hour traffic)—but nothing beats some good food, good company, and a little friendly competition. For those keeping track at home, I may not have won the bags tournament this year but don’t count me out in the future. 

Love a little friendly competition or just interested in joining the Zipnosis team? Check out our job openings here.

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