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People of Hone: Mike Zipko

Mike Zipko of World Wide Express PhotoName: Mike Zipco
Company:
Worldwide Express
Title:
Account Executive

 

WORK QUESTIONS

Describe your company in 3 words.
Logistics, Innovative, Consultative

What is something unexpected you have experienced or learned at your company?
The effectiveness of a hybrid workplace. The switch to a more virtual sales process enabled a more efficient way to work, while having the option to come into Hone still provides the inter-office friendships and flexibility of an in-office workplace.

What inspires you at work?
Our career roadmap for promotions and commission opportunities as well as the challenge of the overall sale here. That and my manager, Alicia and I are both Oneonta alum (GO RED DRAGONS)

 

PERSONAL QUESTIONS

What is your favorite restaurant in Albany/Capital Region?
Tanpopo Ramen Bar on Broadway in Albany (absolute local gem)

What is one skill you would love to learn?
How to fly a plane

What is one item on your bucket list?
Go to Antarctica and meet a penguin in real life

 

JUST FOR FUN

Shark diving, bungee jumping, or skydiving?
Skydiving but it would have to be solo – no instructor tied to you

If you could choose to remain an age forever, what age would you choose?
22. Senior year of college was great plus that Taylor Swift song would always apply

If you could spend a day with anyone, who would it be and why?
My Uncle George. He passed 5 or 6 years ago and was one of my favorite people to hang out with. Always had something ridiculous to say, was an awesome cook and always called and yelled at me when I was younger until I came over for dinner or to hang out with him when I was home on breaks.