Employee Spotlight: Holden Iverson

Hello and Happy Friday everyone! This week we are shining the light on Holden Iverson for this installment of the Employee Spotlight Series. Holden Iverson is a Finance Intern and joined the SpendMend team after the acquisition of Turnkey Pharmacy Solutions! Some fun facts about Holden are that he enjoys playing tennis, fly fishing, and skiing in his free time. Holden has played tennis his whole life. His dad and fellow SpendMend employee, Rich Iverson, taught him the game at a young age and he realized his love for the sport was more than a hobby! He can now beat his dad at tennis! His job before becoming a Finance Intern was teaching tennis lessons. He started helping out kids in his neighborhood to help them try out for their high school’s tennis team. If you have any questions about learning how to play tennis, I’m sure Holden has you covered! Another fun fact about Holden is that he is a 7 handicap in golf! Holden explains, “Becoming a golfer to have a 7 handicap took a lot of practice and patience.” He started golfing in 5th grade and achieved the handicap during his junior year of high school. Holden’s next goal is to golf the popular courses around the country, such as Bandon Dunes, Torrey Pines, and Pebble Beach! Be sure to check out the rest of the interview below to learn more about Holden’s challenge in beating his brother! Another hobby Holden loves to do in his free time is fly-fishing. He started after he finished high school and picked it up from his uncles and grandfather! His favorite part about fishing is how relaxing and calm it is. Holden’s favorite place to fly–fish is in Montana and Wyoming because it is secluded and doesn’t have any distractions.

Holden does a great job at SpendMend and can always be counted on. Chelsea Reeve, Director of Operations, said “Holden is a rockstar!  He committed to help me with invoices so I can gain back some work hours each month.  He works part-time, is a full-time student, and has another job or two on the side.  Holden is such a happy and calming individual!  He is always willing to step up and help out when he can.  He is kind, funny and a dedicated individual!  Holden loves to work hard and play hard, and has a wonderful dedication and love for his family! I am so grateful to be one of the only members of our team that has the privilege to work with Holden! I am excited to see where he goes and what he achieves in life!” It was great getting to know a little more about Holden, and we really appreciate all the hard work he does! Thank you, Holden!

Interview with Holden:

What is your role at SpendMend?

Finance Intern

How long have you been with SpendMend?

4 1/2 years

How did you first learn about SpendMend?

When they acquired Turnkey Pharmacy Solutions.

Why do you look forward to coming to work?

To learn and gain experience.

Before working at SpendMend, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

Teaching tennis lessons.

How did you get into teaching tennis? Any fun stories you would like to share about your time teaching tennis?

I’ve been playing tennis my whole life. My dad taught me at a young age, and it really grew into more than just a hobby for me. A fun story/fact is that I can beat Rich Iverson in tennis. I teach tennis lessons to a few kids around the neighborhood. I’ve been helping a few kids out so they can try out for the high school tennis team. Basically, I started tennis at a young age and didn’t stop playing.

What is one fun fact about you?

7 handicap in golf

What does it take to become a 7 handicap in golf?

Becoming a golfer to have a 7 handicap took a lot of practice and patience. I started golfing in 5th grade and achieved that handicap around my junior year of high school. My next golf is to possibly golf popular courses around the nation like Bandon Dunes, Torrey Pines, Pebble Beach, etc.

What was the biggest challenge of becoming a 7 handicap?

My biggest challenge was trying to be better than my younger brother who eventually passed me up really quick.

What did it take to be better than your younger brother?

Try practicing more than him. I was able to fend him off in his early years of high school but once I stopped practicing as much as I used to after high school, he immediately passed me up. It took a while.

What type of music or podcasts do you listen to during the workday?

Country Music (George Strait or Brooks & Dunn).

Do you have any hobbies or participate in any activities outside of work?

Tennis, fly-fishing, and skiing.

When did you start fly-fishing and how did you get into it?

I started fly-fishing after I graduated high school. It was a calming and humbling hobby I picked up from my uncles and grandpa. My favorite thing about fishing is how relaxing and fun it can be at the same time. It also gives me more opportunities to be outdoors and allows me to go to other places outside of Utah and fish too.

Where is your favorite place to go fly-fishing and why?

My favorite place to go fly-fishing is in Montana or Wyoming. The seclusion from lots of people is what makes it amazing. Being able to go enjoy the outdoors without any distractions and have a good time on the river.

Do you want to shout out a co-worker who has helped or inspired you at SpendMend?

Rich Iverson. Giving me an opportunity and inspired me to work hard in life and has shown me how to be successful in life.

What advice do you have for prospective candidates who want to join the SpendMend team?

Amazing people to work with!

What has been your proudest accomplishment at SpendMend?

Being able to help contribute in a small way to help grow the company.

What is something you’re looking forward to for your future at SpendMend?

Watching the company grow.