Backblaze is growing quickly and we need good folks to help keep this well-oiled machine well oiled. We also keep buying more and more stuff. We needed help! Enter Griffin to support our purchasing team. We’re glad to have him on board full time to help us with our very large piles of purchases! Let’s learn a bit more about Griffin, shall we?
Where are you originally from?
What attracted you to Backblaze?
I immediately fell in love with the we’re all in this together team-driven feeling here. Everyone contributes to ensuring the success of all employees and the company as a whole.
What do you expect to learn while being at Backblaze?
I hope to learn how a company that believes in its product and trusts its employees grows and thrives in the ever-changing data management/security market.
Where else have you worked?
In the last few years I have worked at Oracle, CheckPoint, and Snowflake.
Where did you go to school?
UC Santa Cruz, graduating with a B.A. in Economics.
What’s your dream job?
I want to be a music producer. Figuring out how to fine-tune a song to perfection is my jam. Music is in the details, the pauses… and accents. Some day I’ll be the next George Martin, Rick Rubin, or Timbaland. See you in the Top 40!
Of what achievements are you most proud of?
I am proud that I was able to graduate from college in only four years despite changing my major after three semesters. I started as a physics major but transitioned to economics as I wanted to have a more usable and marketable skill set.
Why do you like certain things?
They bring me joy. If the music sounds good to you, it is good. If a movie was good for you, it is good. Find things you enjoy and enjoy them!
Favorite place you’ve traveled?
Barcelona. The food, the weather, the people. Perfect. I was only there for the final days of a trip, but I could have easily spent the entire time there.
Making music or cooking. Both are artistic outlets to me, allowing me to showcase my style and tastes with others.
Anything grilled or smoked.
Star Trek or Star Wars?
Star Trek. It is just the future we will live in soon.
Coke or Pepsi?
Coke. But, let’s not kid ourselves, water is the best beverage.
Anything else you’d like to tell us?
I’m thrilled to be a part of this wonderful company and I can’t wait to see where we go together!
We are very excited you joined the team too, Griffin! And if we need help producing the next Backblaze song we will be sure to ask you first!