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Employee Spotlight: Olivia Torrence, HR Manager

by Charlotte Zee, July 30, 2021

Meet Olivia Torrence, Human Resources Manager. Olivia hails from Maryland, where she currently resides with her husband and her seven-month-old son. As a seasoned professional in the ad tech industry, Olivia enjoys working in a dynamic role and at a company that encourages professional development and camaraderie among its employees. Off the clock, you can find Olivia belting a Taylor Swift tune or showing off her skills on the golf course. Learn more about Olivia in this month’s employee spotlight!

Big picture, why did you join Amobee?

I joined Amobee through its acquisition of Videology, where I worked for four years. I was excited by the opportunity to join a forward-thinking company that prioritizes professional development and is a leader in the ad tech industry. I’ve been with Amobee for almost three years now, and I’m looking forward to many more!

What most excites you about coming to work each day?

Hands down, the people and the work we’re doing as a team and as a company. Amobee is full of some of the most intelligent and dedicated people I’ve ever met. Navigating our HR projects and priorities through a pandemic has brought its fair share of challenges, but it’s taught us to constantly evolve and to always do what’s best for our employees.  

What does a typical day in your role look like?

No two days are ever the same! Each day is dynamic and different in its own way. After waking up, I typically chug my Charli Cold Foam from Dunkin Donuts, and prioritize items from most urgent to least. I also normally have three to four meetings a day. Those meetings normally revolve around project work, carving out time for myself, and coaching leaders and employees. 

One of our core values is employee development. How do you keep growing and learning in what you do?

This is one of my favorite things about working at Amobee! The opportunity to grow and learn is always here. If you want to be involved in a cross-functional department project, the answer is yes. If you want to work towards a promotion or becoming a manager, take one of our awesome Learning & Development courses. If you want to get a certification, ask! The opportunities are there, you just have to take advantage of them! 

What stands out to you about the company’s culture and working environment?

That’s one of my favorite things about our company culture. Having been recently promoted myself, (I’m proof!) I just love all of the opportunities we offer our employees to learn and grow both personally and professionally. I believe Amobee still encompasses the work hard, play hard mentality. This will shine through even more as we slowly get back to opening our offices and traveling for work. I can’t wait to see my manager in person again and my whole team –  I really do miss them!

Any exciting plans for this summer or the rest of 2021?

After being stuck inside for the better part of 16 months, we are visiting my sister-in-law in Vegas with my husband’s side of the family (with our seven-month-old, wish us luck!). We are also heading to Pigeon Forge, TN with my side of the family for a little R&R. 

If you could meet anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

TAYLOR SWIFT! I am what you call, a SWIFTIE. Not only do I love Taylor’s music, I love everything she stands for. I could name a billion reasons but here are my top three: 1. She is a lyrical genius. 2. She is gifted in empowering women and stands with those in marginalized communities 3. She has a cat named Olivia.

What is your favorite Olympic event to watch and why?

This is tough – Women’s gymnastics is near and dear to my heart. I competed in gymnastics for about 15 years, so I love watching Team USA compete at the highest level possible! And I can’t forget the USA Women’s Soccer team – they are ALWAYS fun to watch! 

What are your hobbies or activities that you look forward to doing on the weekends or after work?

You can find me hanging with my family and friends, on the golf course, tie-dying, or at a baseball game. My husband and I just welcomed a baby boy back in December, (on my husband’s birthday, no less!) and I can’t wait to share these same experiences with Jordan and watch the world grow through his eyes. We’re only 7 months in and it’s been the most amazing experience we could’ve ever imagined.  

What would you do for a career if you weren’t doing this?

I would love to own a golf course! This way I could play golf whenever I wanted and also gain the knowledge and experience of owning a business. 

What piece of advice would you give your younger self?

Always know your worth and be confident! 

Any final remarks you’d like to share?

If the pandemic and having a baby have taught me anything it’s to not take the time spent with loved ones for granted. Be present and enjoy every moment! 

At Amobee, we work together with clients to develop tailored, right-sized solutions that will help them reach goals and solve for specific challenges. One of the world’s largest independent marketing platforms, we unify key programmatic channels, providing leading brands, agencies and broadcasters with advanced data management and media planning capabilities as well as actionable, real-time market research and proprietary audience data.

Interested in joining our team? Check out our open positions here.

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