The associate we chose for this week is none other than Nick VanZegeren! Nick has been apart of the SpendMend family for 5 years, working as our Staff Accountant. If you spend any amount of time with Nick, you soon learn he is a great guy with a great sense of humor. Nick is an avid Michigan Wolverines fan, so if you see him around the office don’t hesitate to talk Michigan sports with him (Needless to say, he’s not too happy about last weekend’s loss to Michigan State). Hannah Geelhoed, SpendMend HR Assistant, said, “Getting to sit next to Nick for the last 5 years has truly been a highlight of my time at SpendMend and although he may not say the same, I know he secretly enjoys it too (even if we are a house divided-Go Green!). I've gotten a front row seat to see how hard working and dedicated Nick is to making SpendMend better everyday." And please, for Nick’s sake, get your timecards to him on time! Thank you for all your hard work Nick! We are lucky to have you.
Interview with Nick:
What is your role at SpendMend?
How long have you been with SpendMend?
What 3 words would you use to describe SpendMend?
Transparent, Growing, Flexible
Why do you look forward to coming to work?
I get to do something that I enjoy doing each day!
Before working at SpendMend, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
I was a cook at Davenport University
What is one fun fact about you?
I took first place in a state-wide competition called Math Olympics in 6th grade.
What type of music or podcasts do you listen to during the workday?
I listen to Metal, Country, and Christian music. (quite the variety)
Do you have any hobbies or participate in any activities outside of work?
I like to play Volleyball!
What is the best part of serving the healthcare market?
Helping hospitals that are in need.
What is your favorite Recovery Room Activity?
*Beating Hannah Geelhoed in ping pong!
What has been your experience with SpendMend community service events?
Donating to Kids Food Basket.
What is your favorite in house event? (specific potluck, chili cook-off, bring your kid to work day, etc.)
Bring your kid to work day.
Do you want to shout out a co-worker who has helped or inspired you at SpendMend?
Sara Patin (SpendMend Controller) she’s great!
What advice do you have for perspective candidates who want to join the SpendMend team?
Apply - this is an awesome company to work for.
What has been your proudest accomplishment at SpendMend?
Having a fast turnaround time getting all of our acquisition stuff loaded into our system.
What is something you’re looking forward to for your future at SpendMend?
Being back in the office!
*Hannah would like to add that this is not true, stating that in the Fall 2019 Ping Pong challenge, she beat Nick in a battle to 50 wins, 50-41, winning a free lunch on Nick.