We love writing about our product, features, and enhancements, and, of course, anything and everything technology, digital, AI, brands, and sports. But, we don’t talk or write much about the people behind the cutting edge and innovative work we’re doing at Blinkfire Analytics. This Meet the Team series takes you inside our Chicago, Valencia, and Dallas offices to “meet” the great team we’ve built — who just so happens to be creating super cool technology and working with some of the biggest brands, teams, and leagues in the world.
Daniel Rogalski – Sales & Operations
A little about yourself?
I’m from a suburb of Chicago and just graduated from Loyola University Chicago in June. I have two younger brothers that always keep me jumping.
What do you do at Blinkfire Analytics?
A variety of different things: keeping track of key sales metrics and order forms, creating dashboards for those sales metrics. In addition to that I help the customer success team during times of high demand and contribute to the marketing department when I can with some interesting content on social insights / business intelligence platform knowledge
Most challenging part of your job?
Figuring out what to start the day off with — sometimes there are a lot of tasks that need to get done, so prioritizing accordingly.
Most rewarding / exciting part of your job?
When talking to current partners, as well as potential partners, hearing the excitement in their voices when they begin to realize the scope and depth of Blinkfire’s platform. It’s a game changer for a variety of departments and “hearing” that click is extremely fulfilling.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
Learn as many languages as you can. I speak Polish and have been slowly teaching myself more Spanish, but I know I’ll have a big accent at this point.
What is something you’ve learned in the last week (work or non-work related)?
Just finished up “Bad Blood” about Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos. Captivating read about a company that fooled the world; highly recommend it.
Most unique thing about Blinkfire (culturally, innovation-wise, industry-wise, etc.)?
Innovation-wise: we’re continually developing the platform. It seems that there is a new feature every week, demonstrating how we value our customers’ feedback, as well as our dedication to making Blinkfire an all encapsulating tool.
Qualities about Blinkfire and the team that made you want to work here?
Work ethic (team), intelligence (team), sports, numbers, and digital sponsorship. The first two contribute to motivating me and pushing me to be the best version of myself. Sports, numbers, and digital sponsorship is the perfect intersection of what I like and what I am passionate about.
How many languages do you speak?
Polish and English!
Name a person, living or dead, you’d like to have a drink with?
Elon Musk or George Washington.
Favorite sport and athlete?
Soccer, Michael Jordan.
Favorite sports moment / memory?
I attended Poland vs Germany during the 2016 Euros. Game ended 0-0, but the atmosphere before, during, and after was something I’ll never forget.
If you could be on the cover of one magazine, what would it be?
When I was younger, definitely, “The 5 People You Meet in Heaven”. Recently, “Brief History of Time” by Stephen Hawking. It definitely took a longer time to read it, but I’ve always been fascinated by time and space; Hawking did a great job explaining it simply.
Fell in love with “The Da Vince Code”, but “Shawshank Redemption” is right up there.
“Karate Kid” – William Zabka (I think Johnny was his name).
If you could have a super power, which one would you have?
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
Wingsuiting. I’m scared of heights, but I think this is the closest form of flying we have at the moment.
Hobbies / interests outside of Blinkfire?
Love sports, both watching and playing, and also playing the piano when I find the time.
Favorite place to visit?
Definitely somewhere in Poland. I feel at home in Warsaw and Krakow.
TV show you’re currently watching?
Greatest sports rivalry?
Celtics vs Lakers, and Magic vs Bird in the 80’s.
Lebron or Jordan?
Messi or Ronaldo?
One thing your coworkers don’t know about you?
I’m left handed.
Favorite sports jersey?
I have to go with the Vince Carter, Toronto Raptors. It had a giant raptor on the front and a sleek design.
If you could be sponsored by one brand, which one would it be?
What’s something you want to do this year that you’ve never done before?
Travel to Asia.
Get to know more of Blinkfire’s best in our Meet the Team series.