Employee Spotlights

Meet Brian Buckley

OpenVault Employee of the month Kristy

During the five plus years that Brian has been at OpenVault, he has not only observed the company’s global growth, but has been an integral part of the expansion plan. As the Director of Marketing Operations, Brian is responsible for the typical day-to-day marketing efforts, including strategic communications; research, creation and maintenance of sales leads; and competitive analysis. However, Brian, the willing wearer of many hats, contributes immensely to the global sales team as the OpenVault ambassador to industry associations, CRM database sleuth and resident trade show extraordinaire. “Brian has been a tremendous asset to OpenVault and has grown professionally as OpenVault has continued to grow over the years. We’re thrilled to count Brian as a key member of the OpenVault family and he deserves all of the good things coming to him!” says CEO and founder Mark Trudeau.

Brian embraces the change of pace his job provides and enjoys the camaraderie that develops as the team “all works together with the same goal in mind.” In fact, it is this team spirit that reminds him of one of his favorite OpenVault memories. “We were all in Atlanta for an industry show and we had an event at the College Football Hall of Fame where there was a field goal contest. As a former soccer player, I thought it would be a piece of cake to represent OpenVault and make a field goal, except I didn’t consider that I had never kicked in dress shoes before. After a putrid first attempt, I rebelled against the “don’t take off your shoes” sign and drilled the next one, much to the delight of the entire crowd!”

As a true Jersey Boy, Brian was born and bred in the Garden State where he now resides with his wife Ashley and together they are expecting their first baby in August 2022! When he is not working for OpenVault, he is rooting for his hometown teams Yankees and Devils, practicing guitar and enjoying some downtime before Baby Buckley arrives!

Meet Kristy Brown

OpenVault Employee of the month Kristy

As an essential team member since 2015, Kristy manages the critical systems that delivers OpenVault’s solutions to our customers. Not only does Kristy run the everyday “behind-the-scenes” technology, she also works directly with customers to provide any service requests, resolve any issues and deliver a quality experience. In fact, CEO Mark Trudeau refers to Kristy as “the heart of the organization.” Adding that “Kristy is a key member of our team and is critical to our success. She provides amazing leadership to her team and has played a major role in supporting our growing customer base, both domestically and internationally.  Kristy is universally loved by all who have the pleasure of interacting with her. She is indispensable and we’re lucky to have her as a dedicated employee and a long time part of our family.”

So what does Kristy like best about her job? “Working with good people every day who I genuinely appreciate. From coworkers to customers, I enjoy collaborating to solve problems, improve their experience and hopefully make someone’s day better.”

Born and raised in Spring Hill, Kansas, Kristy considers herself a hometown girl who has been married to her husband Terry for more than 30 years. When she’s not working for OpenVault from her home office surrounded by her four cats, Kristy spends time with her family, including her two sons, daughters-in-law and five grandchildren who all live nearby.

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