Employee Spotlight – Shereen Mohammadi
For the month of May, our employee spotlight is on Shereen Mohammadi. Shereen has been with MOUNTAIN for a little under 3 years and works as a Project Manager in the New Gloucester, Maine office. She is an expert in our project management/time tracking system and works with over 140 employees, overseeing 13 different states for one of our biggest clients. Shereen has come a long way in her 3 years, starting as a contractor for one of our partners, TANE, assisting with administrative tasks to moving into a project coordinator role and now a project manager. Recently, Shereen received the Quantum Leap Award at our annual awards meeting, which recognizes employees who have progressed at rapid speed within the company. Learn a little more about Shereen.
How long have you been working at MOUNTAIN, LTD.
2 years and 8 months
What position/s do/have you had at MOUNTAIN?
I started out as a Telecom Support Specialist, supporting the sales and account management team. But I found that my passion was for Project Management, so that’s where I am today!
What is your favorite thing about working for MOUNTAIN?
The sense of community and the activities that are organized to bring us closer. At the rate we’re growing, it’s hard to keep up with all the newcomers.
What is one of your greatest professional highlights?
Achieving my goal of becoming a PM.
What are some opportunities that have come your way as a result of working at MOUNTAIN?
The dedication of the management team to their work, their employees, and to the growth of this company really inspired me. Because of this, I dedicated myself to becoming a better version of myself by taking courses to better my project management skills and going to school to get my Masters.
What does a typical day look like for you?
My days are filled with conference calls and Excel spreadsheet. I live in Summit, along with a few different client systems.
What did you do yesterday?
Tuesdays are what I consider my “slow days” so I only had 3 conference calls. Being the end of the month, I reviewed our progress in April for each of the states that I manage, looking for ways to improve our turn-around time, and request a heavier volume of projects (depending on the state). I also looked through billable projects to determine which ones need to be escalated for approvals.
What is something you’ve learned at MOUNTAIN that you never thought you would?
I never thought I would ever know anything about OSP or ISP aspects of the telecom industry, and now, I handle ISP projects for 13 states.
Tell us a story about a MOUNTAIN experience.
One of my favorite memories was shortly after I started at MTN. As a Telecom Support Specialist, I had the pleasure of organizing the Longevity Dinner. During the dinner, April gave speeches about the individuals being honored for their time at MTN. One of these individuals was my boss at the time, Gregg. You could tell every word April spoke was genuine and sincere. It really made me feel like I had made the right decision to join such a company that honors, respects, and celebrates its employees.
What do you like doing outside of work?
Currently, the only thing I have time for outside of work is studying. But I enjoy being outdoors, out on the water.
What are you passionate about?
My family, my education, my work!
What is your favorite movie?
It’s not a movie, but I love the show Friends. Sweet Home Alabama would be one of my top movies…I don’t have a favorite!
Thank you for all that you do, Shereen!