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Employee Spotlight: Celebrating workplace culture with Jonathan De Jesus

by Catherine Chiang  |  February 26, 2020

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We couldn’t imagine Canto without Jonathan De Jesus, better known around the office as JDJ! Those of us in the SF office are inspired by JDJ’s hard work on the account executive team and the same energy and dedication that he contributes to our workplace culture (yup, he’s that guy who rounds up his coworkers for sunrise yoga).

Jonathan De Jesus, Account Executive at Canto.What do you do at Canto?

I’m part of our growing Account Executive team (yes, we’re hiring!). We try to make buying software simple and help communicate what we learn about our customers and the market back to the rest of our team.

You’ve been a part of Canto for over three (almost four) years now! What made you decide to stay and grow within the company?

Honestly, the three years went by in the blink of an eye. It’s incredible to see the culture of our workplace bud and then blossom into what it is today – an open and communicative, almost family-oriented atmosphere where we’re able to voice the good the bad and the ugly. At the pace we’ve grown over the past few years, I have to commend each team’s dedication to teamwork and customer service.

Jonathan De Jesus walking in the street.What’s your favorite Canto memory?

There’s a ton of favorite memories and photos to go with! One that comes to mind is the 20th work anniversary of our fulfillment manager, Robert Welch. This guy literally does it ALL and it was phenomenal to see an entire company do so much to celebrate one of our own. Robert also has one of the top 10 mustaches of all time.

As a San Francisco native, what are some of the best places to eat in the city?

Ha! Great question. Here are a few fav sandwich spots among locals not on Thrillist:

  • Submarine Center (West Portal)
  • Gene’s Liquor (Sunset)
  • Roxie’s (Mission or Sunset… they’re actually unrelated lol)

If you had to pick a song as the soundtrack to your life right now, what would it be and why?

The soundtrack to my life is a tough one but my ‘closing song’ here at Canto is “Hot in Herre” by Nelly. Definitely a mood when closing deals but also gives me flashes of my seven-year-old self stealing my sister’s CD player to listen to music. Yes, I put the bandaid on my cheek back then.

Jonathan De Jesus with friends.