Panda Profile: Chelsea Beene

What’s something people would be surprised to know about you?

I hold a Level 1 Sommelier Certification even though I have never worked in the food and beverage or hospitality industry in my life. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done “for fun.”

What was your very first job?

My first job was running the Aerie store within an American Eagle Outfitters. Essentially, I worked for clothes.

How would you describe your current job to your friends or family?

I usually just tell people “I’m in marketing” because Marketing Operations is kind of a niche role within the Marketing multiverse. But if people really want to know, I tell them that I take the brilliant ideas of the Marketers on my team and make them happen efficiently and effectively.

How would you describe what BigPanda does?

I would say BigPanda is the Marie Kondo of IT Operations. Clearing out the clutter, organizing and matching data points, and helping IT teams focus on the important bits that keep services up and running – that’s how BigPanda makes an impact for IT Ops teams and the broader business.

What do you love about BigPanda?

The people! Everyone is genuinely welcoming, respectful and passionate about their work. It’s a rare combination!