Embracing change and constantly evolving …
Real people. Real advocates for YOUR success! These Champion profiles demonstrate how Together with VIAVI, you can Command the network.
Name: Maureen Perkins
Job Title: VIAVI National Account Manager – AT&T Mobility
Country: Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your current role at VIAVI?
I am the nationwide account manager for the AT&T Mobility account. I started with VIAVI over 25 years ago with TTC and have continued to grow and evolve into who we are today. That is basically what I do with respect to my customers too – embrace change and constantly evolve. The network is ever-changing – we need to be able to combine what is already deployed/existing and quickly adapt to move forward with the latest technological advances. It is funny to think back to when I started here, T1 was all the rage and SONET was up and coming. Now, we are living through the 5G boom! Proves that old saying – the only constant is change! As my client’s network/job functions constantly adapt, I can be the one constant for them. They know they can call me and I am ready and able to help them tackle these new challenges!
Tell us about your favorite hobby and what skills or qualities it enables you to bring to your role at VIAVI.
I am not sure I have a favorite hobby. I have a lot of different interests. Most of my life, and the lives of my family, has centered around sports and competition. I think competition is fun and I love the challenge it presents. It often exemplifies teamwork – many working towards a common goal. I have always enjoyed being part of a team! I consider myself a part of the VIAVI team, but also part of my AT&T Mobility Team. It is so satisfying when my customers look at me as an extension of their own team and not a vendor. I always strive for that kind of trust and partnership with my customers!
Name something that VIAVI offers that would be exciting for early-in-career employees.
When I started here, I thought the training that was provided was top-notch. Not only classroom/technology training, but on-the-job training with experienced professionals. Sales gives me the opportunity to work with many different disciplines – internally and externally. I get to work with Marketing, Engineering, Operations, and Finance to name a few – it is always something different and I am constantly learning. I love the variety and taking on the challenge of coming up with a solution that pulls all groups together to meet their common goals.
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