Employee Spotlight: Tony Berendes
Our partnerships with Target and the many vendors we work with is what drives our passion and performance every day. Our Category Management team has been recognized by Target as one of the best in the industry and it's because of team members like Tony Berendes, this month's employee spotlight.
Tony is currently a Senior Category Manager and has been with Jacobs Marketing for 6 years, holding positions in sales and category management. Tony is happiest in the summer months when he and his wife travel, spend time outdoors, and play softball or hang out on one of the nearby lakes. Softball consumes Tony's summers, in addition to playing on a league team during the week and a tournament team on the weekends, he also runs the Jacobs Marketing company softball team. Keep an eye out for them on ESPN some day!
"I love working at Jacobs because the atmosphere makes it fun to come to work every day. When you work with experienced, intelligent and passionate people every day – it’s contagious," says Tony. He believes, JM truly has a family-feel where employees take time to help one another and nobody is just a number. Everyone genuinely cares about you both professionally and personally. "I’ve made some truly remarkable friendships here," adds Tony.
Tony's personal Why sentence is: Be a positive, trusted and driven person who smiles in the face of adversity.