19 Jan Get to Know Force: Jason Ezell
Each week, we’ll be highlighting a key Force Marketing team member here on the blog. Get to know our team a little better, starting today with Vice President of Product Jason Ezell!
Q. What’s your role at Force, and what does it entail?
VP Product for Helix Technology – making Helix the premier reporting tool for digital marketing attribution and ROI reporting.
Q. What’s your favorite thing about what you do here?
Working directly with different people to solve problems that make their job easier.
Q. Tell us a little bit about yourself outside of work.
I’ve been married for 14 years, with 2 amazing kids: Gabriel, who is 12 and Madison, who is 18. I spend most of my free time with family, we love the lake and spend our summers boating and fishing. We love animals and have two Aussies and two cats. The beaches of Florida’s panhandle are where we vacation the most, very special memories there. I enjoy anything football-related, reading, and building scale car models for mental therapy! I am on the finance committee at Church and we’re in the process of building a new church– just secured the land with no loans and will be breaking ground in spring.
Q. What’s your dream travel destination, or favorite place you’ve ever traveled?
Dream Vaca? African Safari… Favorite place? Sante Fe, NM; we spent our summers there as kids, amazing scenery.
Q. Did you have any sort of automotive background before Force?
Only about 20 years.
Q. What’s your dream vehicle?
New – 911 GT3; Old – ’69 Chevelle SS.
Q. What’s your theme song?
“Buy Me A Boat” – Chris Janson
Q. Who would play you in the movie of your life?
Q. What advice would you give to a new employee at Force?
Get plenty of rest and drink lots of water/coffee, this place hops!!
Q. What’s your favorite quote?
Everything happens for a reason… sometimes that reason is you made a very bad decision
Q. Any weird talents or facts about you?
I am an “ordained” minister ($29.95 on the web), and have performed the weddings of three of my four sisters-in-law, as well as my father-in-law’s third wedding (long story). If you need to get married, or baptized, or die, I can perform all three ceremonies!
I have a life-long crush on Christina Aguilera (which contradicts the first point).
I have sold cars to Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, Dixie Chicks (2), Steve Winwood, Peter Frampton, Jackson Browne, and Steve McNair (RIP).
I dated Dolly Parton’s niece for five years and spent Christmas Eve at Dolly’s house (she loves to smoke cigars).
Q. Anything else you’d like people to know?
This past year at Force has been one of the most rewarding and challenging of my career. I underestimated the depth and breadth of the business and the learning curve was higher than I expected. I wanted to master this business in a few short weeks, but realized how much more there was to learn. It gave me a new respect for our people, and how they embrace and master their positions. I have learned so much from so many people here who have been willing to embrace change and new ideas to make this company the best it can be. Thank you all, sincerely, for the support, patience and education to help me be the most valuable asset I can be to you and this company. I love what I do, very grateful and blessed.
Stay tuned for next week, when we’ll be getting to know another Force Marketing team member! Want to be a part of our incredible team? Take a look at the open positions on our Careers page!