Welcome to another episode of the “Blue Crew” blog. This episode features Pitch-Perfect winner and video magic man Michael “Mike” Okane and his pup Chip.

What’s your name and job: 

Michael Okane - Sr Solutions Specialist

How long have you been with BlueJeans/Verizon? 

This year will be 17 years with Verizon and this October will be a year with BlueJeans.

How have your unique experiences and insights made you successful in your career? 

My out-of-the-box thinking is what has set me up for success. I try to bring excitement to any customer meeting or project I am working on.

What do you enjoy about working at BlueJeans/Verizon? 

Verizon as a whole has always been a great place to work and have fun doing it. The jump to BlueJeans has been exciting as the team is small enough to feel like everyone plays a part in evolving the platform and making a great solution even greater.

Who are some of your biggest inspirations within the company? 

Anything/anyone that allows me to help or inspire others. I have a technical background from my previous role in security, a passion for marketing, and strong work ethic to make every day the best day; but ideally I’d like to be in leadership to be like my personal inspiration and leader Chris Lewter (he’s gonna read this right?). 

Which benefits are your favorite and why? 

Health benefits are the best in the business. I have never had to fully use them but it's comforting to know if I get sick that I won't go broke because of it.

What’s the most unique part about working here? 

The ability to cross-channel partner since coming to BlueJeans is incredible. From working with our phenomenal marketing team to chatting with product development is amazing. Everyone is just a BlueJeans meeting link away.

What's something most people don't know about you? 

I am an open book so most people probably know too much about me BUT my most recent excitement is my new Pug puppy Chip.

You won the Pitch-Perfect Video Contest. What are some helpful tips to help others make a more engaging video? 

Be genuine with your intent and it will carry over into excitement. I love what I do and not every day is easy but I find the challenges rewarding.

What's your handles so people can follow you on social media? 

  • Instagram: @BlueJeansOkane
  • Linkedin: MikeOkane313
  • Chip's Instagram: @ChipThePug

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