Born and raised in France, and now a full time 'Londoner', our UK Account Manager Loreena is an avid traveller and enjoys letting off some steam by putting on a pair of boxing gloves and hitting the bags. She's a true ambassador of Spotlight and believes in the great opportunity it brings to her clients.
Loreena (left) and a friend hiking in the glaciers whilst travelling in Iceland.
Go on, tell us a bit about yourself: I'm of French, British and Irish descent and was born and raised in France. I moved to London in 2016 and I can proudly say (I think?) that I'm a “proper Londoner".
I have a bit of an eclectic background. My work experience started early working for my parents in their startup company “Mobeefox”, which is a smartphone application. Quite early on I learnt about branding, managing a team, sales, and business in general. I then went to work as a Personal Assistant for a government official and a law firm, where I met some very interesting people along the way. And finally, before heading to Spotlight, I had the opportunity to start an event company which was completely new to me and brought me tons of knowledge and experience. Finally at Spotlight, I'm able to learn about our software and the accounting world in general.
Loreena skydiving in London.
On a more personal note, I love travelling and try to visit a minimum of 2 to 4 new countries a year so I can see as much of the world as I can. To relax, I enjoy 'hitting the bags' with a pair of boxing gloves, or putting my headphones on and doing some painting.
What do you do at Spotlight Reporting? I'm an Account Manager here at Spotlight. I take care of the Midlands, the North of the UK, Ireland and Scotland. I actually started in December 2018 as a Sales Development Representative and was offered the great opportunity to move to my current position in July 2019. Now, my typical day involves running product demos, advising firms how Spotlight can transform their advisory services and, with the team, building our relationships throughout the UK.
"I was attracted to Spotlight because of its global footprint, in spite of its small to medium size. I believe the product Spotlight is selling, brings great value to companies around the globe. And who wouldn’t want to represent a product they believe in?"
What attracted you to come and work for Spotlight Reporting and what were you doing prior to that?Previously, I owned my own event company. It seems like a very big change compared to my job now, but not really. Being an entrepreneur, you have to deal with all the aspects of the business from building your brand to marketing. It also includes presenting your product/service, building relationships, listening to what your client needs, etc, so I found a number of similarities.
I was attracted to Spotlight because of its global footprint, in spite of its small to medium size. I believe the product that Spotlight offers brings great value to companies around the globe. And who wouldn’t want to represent a product they believe in?
What is the best part of your job? The best part of my job is seeing a client as excited as I am about what Spotlight can offer. It’s exciting to be able to help firms make that shift into advisory and generally to be there for them to bring them the support they need. Being responsible for such a big territory allows me to travel nationally and visit cities I haven’t taken the time to see yet. Along with this, it allows me to meet people from various backgrounds who have interesting passions and opinions.
Best road trip
Trip to Chernobyl!
The last thing you binge watched on Netflix
Your very first paying job
Working in my father’s company.
iPhone or Android
Most famous person you’ve met
Something that makes you feel old
Ask me this question in 5 years time!
When you need to save money, what’s the first thing you cut
Household chore you hate the most
Most of them... but the dishes is probably on the top of the list.
Something no one knows about you
I am a massive cheese lover, but sadly, also intolerant to lactose.
To get in touch with Loreena: firstname.lastname@example.org
Loreena all dressed up for a family wedding when she was 4.