What Are You Thankful For?

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TurkeyYou asking me? I’m grateful not to be a turkey (although this one is quite stylish…).

We asked that question of a very random sampling of Actonians, and this is what they said:

We’re Thankful For…

I am thankful to have seen so many wonderful places in this world.  I am so very thankful that all these wonderfully talented people saw fit to join my little startup company and turn it into one of the hottest and fastest growing companies in America. I am very thankful to see my sons growing up into young men with progressive and liberal attitudes, and throwing themselves with passion into their chosen professions. —Raghu Raghavan, CEO

I am thankful for the opportunity to move to the UK for Act-On to help grow our European business market! —Jennifer Machgan, Customer Success

I am a father of four with an amazing family. I am thankful for every customer relationship that enables me to give them the future they deserve. —Phil Bosley, Sales

Thankful for the Boston Red Sox. Oh yeah, my family and health too. —John Eaton, Sales

I’m thankful for two things this year: Twitter Prospector and the Act-On Hot Prospects Tab in Salesforce.com. —Brad Osterhout, Sales

I am thankful for healthy beautiful daughters and a wonderful husband that supports me, and I’m thankful for a job I enjoy. —Tiffany Gonzalez, A/P Specialist

Being a newbie here at Act-On – 5 months as a CSM – I am thankful for having the opportunity to work at Act-On and with such a talented, great bunch of people. This may not seem like a lot, but before this I was working at a 4-man marketing agency with limited career prospects. I now wake up excited and thankful for the opportunities that lie ahead with Act-On.  —Andrew Wise, Customer Success

red bullI am thankful for Red Bull at Act-On! —Caroline Logan, Sales

Thankful I jumped off a cliff (out of my career comfort zone) to join the Act-On Team’s road to world domination. —Wesley Ayres, Sales

I am thankful for family and friends who love and support me and for a work place environment that still makes me smile. —Renee Ford, Professional Services

I’m thankful that my dad didn’t raise me a San Francisco 49ers fan. GO PACK GO!!! —Casey Klein, Sales

Family and the quiet time we can spend together. —Michael Thome, Sales

I’m thankful for my fellow Act-Onians working in unison to make Act-On a great place and market leader. Each day we can see the results of our efforts as we move the needle towards our shared successes. —Leo Merle, Marketing

A  loving family. Even through  the roughest times, our close bond only makes us stronger. And, Act-On and all the goodies that are provided for us on a weekly basis. —Sarah Eldridge, Sales

I have a 10-hour-a-week contract job…BUT I’m really thankful that it’s a 10-hour-a-week contract job – with Act-On. — Tad Carrillo, Marketing

I am thankful and blessed to just even be alive. Life is short and waking up each morning is a gift that we often overlook as something to be thankful for. I have food on my table, clothes on my back and the most amazing family and friends I could ever ask for. I could go on and ok but I think that sums it up. —Megan Nero, Office Assistant

I am thankful for family and friends and for coworkers that feel like family and friends.—Brian Perez, Customer Success

family reading NarniaNarnia nights. —Andrew Porter, Product Specialist

I’m thankful for the opportunities I have been given…and have taken in life. —Dawn Glockler, Human Resources

I’m thankful for my loving family and incredible friends. I’m also thankful to work at an amazing company with some of the smartest, most dedicated people I know. —Janelle Johnson, Marketing

I’m thankful for Mayhem. —Chris Porter, Sales  (Editor’s note: Yes, we asked. No, he wouldn’t tell.)

I’m thankful for a gracious God who continues to love me even through all my faults, and I’m thankful He’s blessed me with such supportive family & friends.  Of course, I’m thankful for the opportunity to be at Act-On Software, grow professionally, and be part of an amazing team.  Here’s to 2014 and beyond!  —Kyle Guiao, Training

shrink-wrapped cubicle prankI’m thankful for office shenanigans. —Ted Polhemus, Sales Development

I’m thankful to be surrounded by such positive people who have been nothing but kind/helpful in getting me ramped up! —Shannon Kempster, Sales

I am thankful that the FAA is finally letting us use eBooks on takeoff and landing. #FirstWorldProblems —Martin Laetsch, Marketing

I am thankful to be living in an age where any random question I may have can be answered almost instantaneously with a few voice commands and an electronic device! —Ben Christoph, Sales

Team PhotoI’m thankful for the opportunity to coach my daughter’s 13-and-under traveling volleyball team – we both could not be more excited about this year.
—Jeff Linton, Marketing

I am thankful for my work family! It is nice to know that no matter where you turn you have a friend and wonderful colleague next to you. —Sophia Jacobson, Deliverability

I am thankful for hungry sales reps who care as much for the team’s success as their own. —Ryan Porter, Sales

I am grateful for quite a LOT these days.  Let’s start out with the obvious, such as having all 10 fingers & 10 toes, my health, and the ability to reason.  Now for the more specific things that I’m thankful for…I’m thankful for having the chance to meet and marry my best friend Kim Wiegman, laughing most of my life since meeting her, and waking up happy every day (I swear) humbled because I was lucky enough to share another day with her…I’m thankful for getting to work with such an AMAZING group of people and be a part of something much BIGGER and GREATER than ourselves – that is Act-On! I can honestly say that this company and the people here have changed my life for the better. Like I said, I have a LOT to be grateful for.   —Eric Schilling, Sales

Thanks to the SDR team (except Ted) for making life a little bit easier for our side of the house. Couldn’t do what we do without them!  — Lane Edwards, Sales

I am thankful for a solid team of rockstar marketers! —Paige Musto, Marketing

Act-On social teamFrom left: Hari Raghavan, Kristen Glass, Liz Bravo, Paige Musto at Dreamforce 2013.

…and I’m grateful for colleagues who will participate in round-ups for blog posts.  —Sherry Lamoreaux, Marketing

What are YOU thankful for this season?