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Entrepreneur Journeys: Sramana Mitra Talks Sample

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uSamp’s CEO, Matt Dusig recently shared his entrepreneurial path with  Sramana Mitra, founder of the One Million by One Million global initiative aimed at helping a million entrepreneurs to reach a million dollars each in annual revenue and beyond by 2020.

The case study can be accessed in its seven-part entirety on Sramana’s blog.

Q&A People Spotlight: Culture, Innovation, Communications and Success

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with Melissa Valenzuela, Director of Human Resources, melissa@uSamp.com

As the technology leader within the market research industry, uSamp works diligently to ensure a balance of work and play.  With a BA in Public Policy and History from Duke University in North Carolina,uSamp’s Vice President of Human Resources, Melissa Valenzuela comes to uSamp with an impressive background in human resources management for start-up environments and global organizations. Valenzuela  tells us how she plans to help keep the “human” in “resources.”

Q: How do you describe an entrepreneurial, technology company like uSamp?

A: Creative, nimble, aggressive and sharp. Our company embraces and searches for technically savvy people who have a natural inclination towards progression, improvement, and finding new and exciting ways of doing things. Our company is open to change, and is typically fast acting, flexible and forward-thinking.

Q: How has recruiting the right talent become a challenge for a company serving the market research industry with such a strong technology focus?

A: More so than a challenge, our focus on technology is a great recruiting tool because we tend to appeal to talented professionals who value innovation and new technologies. These individuals are interested in working with uSamp because our technology focus sets us apart from most of our competitors; we’re “different” in a very fascinating and refreshing way.

Q: What qualities does uSamp look for in a candidate? Read the rest of this entry »