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Employee Spotlight: Meet Mike Tolliver, Director of Product Experience

MikeGeorgiaPass-1Here at Mersive, we’ve dedicated ourselves to making the workplace more engaging and productive by developing revolutionary wireless collaboration software, Solstice, and accompanying meeting analytics software, Kepler. These innovative products were developed thanks to the dedication and pioneering spirit of Mersive team members. Learn more, firsthand, about life at Mersive from the people who work tirelessly to change how the world meets.

The #3 hire, Mike Tolliver joined when Mersive was still an early-stage startup. Find out a little more about Mike, and why he loves working here. 

What is your role at Mersive?
Director of Product Experience, but often referred to as “Kepler Guy”.

As Director of Product Experience, I tend to wear a lot of hats which works out well as I love new challenges and can get a bit stir crazy if I have to do the same thing every day. Whether it’s market research for a new product idea or a technical deep dive on novel methods for gesture-based annotation, there’s no shortage of interesting problems to solve. One of the most rewarding aspects of the job is the relationship with customers. Mersive is fortunate to have an outstanding, engaged customer base, and we rely heavily on those relationships to drive our product roadmap and address real-world needs.

People would be surprised if they knew what about you.

I’m into filmmaking.

 What did you want to be when growing up? 
Starting center fielder and 3-hole batter for the Chicago Cubs. Actually, I still want to be that.

 What do you like to do in your spare time?
Mostly mountain biking and hanging with the family. I love the outdoors, and there are plenty of great options in Colorado.

Where have you lived?
Colorado and Kentucky

 What has been the most important innovation you have witnessed in your lifetime?
Easily the internet. As a kid I remember doing research with a shelf full of physical encyclopedia books. The information we have readily available is remarkable!

 What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13? 
THE CUBS WIN IT ALL IN 2016 - Place your bet now.

 Would you rather be a tiny elephant or a giant hamster? 
Tiny elephant. 100%

What advice do you have for prospective Mersive candidates?
Curiosity is always important. Sometimes the most intelligent answer to a question is “I don’t know”.

What are your hopes for our industry?
One of the reasons I like this job is that the market is relatively young, and both the industry and market are still maturing. The space is still ripe for innovation, and it’s a fun challenge to try to stay one step ahead.

Interested in working at Mersive? View our current openings. 

About Mersive: 
Mersive’s Solstice wireless collaboration solution boosts productivity by putting content at the center of the meeting experience. Participants are more engaged because Solstice’s intuitive, software-based interface makes it easy for any number of users to share content from any device. Moreover, corporations and universities can securely deploy the solution across locations and centrally manage them from a single console. Learn more about Mersive. 

 

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