Team Member Spotlight: Anthony Pazzano

Team Member Spotlight: Anthony Pazzano

We are happy to welcome Anthony Pazzano to our growing team! Anthony joined our team in early March 2021 and has been an internal member of our team.

Let’s learn more about our newest team member!

Anthony Pazzano, Performance Marketing Specialist

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

Straight out of high school, I had to find a job outside of my hometown because I moved.

My dad knew this guy that worked at the EX and he’s like: “Hey, you know what, I might have a job for your kid for the summer.”

And then my dad said: “Okay, Anthony. Just go to the EX this day and just meet up with this guy named Rick and then Rick will show you around.”

I literally hopped on the streetcar and met this guy and then he took me to the food court. So I walk in and I’m wondering where this guy is taking me, like am I working at Tim Hortons or something? Funny enough, he takes me to one of those iconic deep-fried mars bar areas in the food court.

I’m like “Okay, cool.”. But then, when we got into it I realized the practices of actually deep frying these mars bars, and it was pretty intense.

You just kind of think “I’m just gonna put a candy bar and some pancake batter, fry it, and then I’m done.”.

But it was insane how close my hand was to the fryer – and we’re heating the fryer at like, 400 Fahrenheit.

Luckily, nothing bad happened and I got used to it eventually. But it was just such a crazy job because it just came out of nowhere.

What are you most excited about with Sidi.io?

In previous marketing jobs, the first couple weeks you’re doing fire and safety training or making sure you don’t spill certain chemicals on the floor, which is stuff you just don’t do in an office job.

But here from the get-go, everything is very relevant, very direct to the job and I just really got to know everybody from the start – literally the first minute – I got a really awesome introduction from the team. I really got to know everybody through a couple of work from home social events and it’s been a really great experience.

Do you have a favourite quote?

I think I probably binge-watch The Office three times in my life like every other person on this planet. But my favourite quote is when Michael Scott actually takes a quote from Wayne Gretzky, and it just kind of puts his name at the end of it. So it’s “You miss 100% of the shots. You don’t take – Wayne Gretzky” but ends the quotation marks then puts Michael Scott in that.

That is a quote of a quote and is my favourite quote of all time.

What career lessons have you learned thus far?

It can be very overwhelming, especially at the beginning of a job, to worry about every single thing because you’re so new to everything – or even like when you’re well into a job – and you still have to learn new stuff.

I think the best thing to do, the best advice I can give to anybody from my own experience is to kind of just take it a day at a time.

I think that mentality of just taking it day-to-day, putting your best effort, and trying to just give it 100% at the moment really pays off in the short-term and long-term.

What is an ability you wish you had?

I’ve always thought about doing time travel.

I think it would be time travel because it would just be interesting to see what life was actually like decades that I was nowhere near – like the 1950s. I would like to see what it is actually like versus how it’s depicted in pop culture and movies.

Tell me about your hometown

I actually grew up in a little community called Port Union, Ontario. It is in-between Scarborough and Pickering.

It’s funny telling people when they ask “Where are you from” and “Where’s your hometown?” Because I’m like “It’s kind of the McDonald’s on the 401.” (It was located near this giant hill with a McDonald’s on it).

I went to a really good school, met some really good people, and I think it’s a good place to raise your kids.

My hometown was pretty interesting. I have great memories of being on house league hockey and soccer teams, going to prom, doing all those things like typical high school stuff, it was a fun time.

What would you like to be famous for?

Sometimes I do some songwriting on the side, but because it’s songwriting people aren’t totally aware of which songs I write.

I also edit some video projects in my spare time. It’s been like this side thing I’ve been doing ever since high school and I like to build websites for it.

It’s just something that I just like to do with friends and family to say “Hey, you know, I kind of have this really cool idea of doing a montage or video compilation of that.” So sometimes they reach out to me and that kind of gives me something else to do in my spare time other than play video games and watch Netflix.

What does true leadership mean to you?

It’s all about that two-way connection between the people you work for and the people that work for you.

Having a really strong, transparent two-way relationship between yourself and the people that you work with is what I think true leadership is.

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