Denae joined BizLibrary in July 2018. She is responsible for helping clients add value to their employee training programs by exploring additional BizLibrary features and solutions to implement.
Where are you from?
I grew up in a small town about an hour east of St. Louis called Breese, IL. The home of Ski Soda!
How did you end up at BizLibrary?
One of my old coworkers, Ryenn Gaebler, told me about how much she has loved working at BizLibrary. So I applied, and during my first interview I had here, I fell in love with the culture! I have been at BizLibrary ever since!
Tell us a bit about your background.
After high school, I moved to Quincy, IL to start college at Quincy University to study Business Management on a volleyball scholarship. After five years, I had received my B.S. in business management in 2012 and an M.B.A. with an HR concentration in 2013.
After college, I started working in the accounting department at Dot Foods in Mt. Sterling IL, the largest food redistributor in the United States, and very shortly after I moved into the human resources department. After three years within the HR department, I moved back home to the St. Louis area and started working at Equifax Workforce Solutions as a Mid-Market Account Executive where I started my sales journey. After three years at Equifax, I found BizLibrary and the rest is history.
I am an avid St. Louis Blues hockey fan and try to make any game I can! I even named my husky, Senko, after Vladimir Tarasenko, one of the Blues players. Otherwise, in my free time I love to spend time with family and lounge in the pool or watch a good movie.
What’s your favorite part of working at BizLibrary?
Definitely the people I work with on a day-to-day basis, clients and coworkers alike. I also love the culture of learning that BizLibrary has as well!
Describe yourself in three words.
Competitive, Caring, and Organized
Who would play you in a movie about yourself?
Drew Barrymore – I have been told since I was very young that we look alike.
Why is employee training important to you?
I truly believe that employee training is important because if employees are not developing regularly, they aren’t getting better at what they do on a day-to-day basis, which also means the company as a whole isn’t moving forward. I completely agree with BizLibrary’s core value of “Smarter Every Day” as it aligns with my personal philosophy of improving every day.