Meet the Team: Jarron Tate (JT), Director of Sales
We're ecstatic that JT has decided to join the Roots team as our new Director of Sales! JT is bringing over 10 years of sales experience in the HR industry with him to Roots. Get to know JT a bit more in our newest blog post, formatted as a Q&A style interview.
Tell us a little bit about yourself, your career path to date, your passions, and your experience working in sales (especially at other HR tech companies).
I have been married for 12 years. My wife and I have 3 kids: Addison 12, Reese 10 and Griffin 9. I have over 10 years sales experience in the HR technology space in sales and sales leadership; working with small businesses all the way up to large corporations at companies like ADP, SyncHR and Ideal Payroll Services. In addition I have spent the last 5 years consulting PE Firms that want to take a financial stake in HR Technology. What is so cool about the space is there is constant innovation happening as the needs for businesses change. More recently I have been in the web hosting technology space leading sales teams.
What do you like to do when you’re not working?
Hanging out with my wife Margaret and kids. I also enjoy coaching my sons sports teams, working out, grilling, driveway firepits and beers with the neighbors at our pool.
What initially piqued your interest about Roots?
I have been a user of slack for the past 5 years and personally have struggled with logging into multiple solutions to manage HR functions within remote teams even though I was in slack 95% of the day. What we are doing helps solve that problem for companies regardless of their size.
What are the biggest problems you see impacting the workplace today?
One would be the new hybrid approach that companies will have to adapt to in terms of working from home/working remote and secondly how to become an employer of choice with the remote world opening up more opportunities than ever before.
How does Roots fit into the future of work and start solving some of those problems?
The fact they are building plug ins for slack which is becoming the go to internal communication tool for organizations. In addition building solutions to help streamline day to day functions around 1-1’s, PTO Management and referrals. Tools like these are the future of HR Technology.
How excited are you to join the Roots team?!
I am extremely excited to join the Roots Family. I have a passion for HR Technology and what they have been able to accomplish thus far and with what is on the roadmap the sky is truly the limit. Innovation is happening in this space and I believe we are leading the charge.