We’re excited to welcome Taylor Rodgers to the Alight Analytics team as our new Manager of Reporting and Analytics. Taylor helps clients translate marketing data into business insights, so they can make wiser decisions and reach their business goals faster.
Learn more about Taylor in his Q&A!
Manager of Reporting and Analytics
But what do you actually do at Alight?
I lead the baddest, most awesomest team of reporting analysts the world has ever known! We find out what you’d like to know about your marketing strategy, and then we build a dashboard to tell ya!
You love your job because …
I’ve always liked the “business of business.” Marketing and the data that supports it is always teaching me something new about an industry or a company that I didn’t know before.
What did you do before you came to Alight?
I was a “jack of all trades” with data at an advertising agency. I built dashboards, wrote SQL and ran statistical analysis for both marketing and operational data.
Marketers are your favorite people because …
They’re the weirdest people you’ll ever meet, and weird = interesting.
What do you do when you aren’t at work?
I love to write spy fiction. I’ve always liked James Bond and other spy novels, and one day I found myself asking — why not write these myself?
People are always surprised to learn that you …
I have a deep fascination with the country Turkey and actually speak some Turkish. (“Merhaba” means “hello!”)
I’ve been to Istanbul already, and I plan to take another trip or two to explore the rest of the country. Don’t ask me for a slideshow of the photos I took there because I will take up hours of your time with it. 😀
Cats, dogs or neither?
I don’t own pets, but I have a way with cats. They tend to gravitate towards me, and that often makes cat owners jealous. I sometimes feel bad about it, but I can’t help that I can provide cats what their owners can’t. (Tip: Don’t corner cats. Let them come to you.)
You’re given the power to force everybody in the United States to read one book. Which book, and why?
“How to Win Friends and Influence People.” It’s a good book on how to be nice, and I think the world would be way better off if we can learn to be nicer to one another!