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Team Spotlight: Daisy Cao, Vendor and Partner Manager

Behind some of Crowdz’s meaningful supplier and business partnerships is Daisy Cao. We catch up with our Vendor and Partner Manager to learn about her many hats, commitment to SMEs, and dream mentor.

 

What are some highlights from your professional background?

I launched baked goods for the Starbucks Canadian market. While on vacation in Montreal, it was satisfying to see a dessert I had recently completed a commercialization project for on the shelves at Starbucks. I also led the sourcing of parts for the fuel tanks of a few leading automotive makers. It’s meaningful to know that I helped assemble the power engine inside many of the cars out on the road. Finally, for a navigational software company, I built a reverse logistics process and team. Not only did it save the company a lot of money each year, but it opened up a problem-solving dialogue with a key customer while improving transparency in our partnership.

Why was Crowdz a match for you?

The focus on helping small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) appealed to me the most. I’ve worked on the supplier side of the supply chain for quite some time, and it is gratifying to encounter a company aiming to give the smaller players an upper hand.

What’s your role?

As a vendor and partner manager at Crowdz, my objective is to cultivate relationships with suppliers and business partners and enable Crowdz to serve our customers better.

What are some of the hats you wear (known or unknown)?

Contract manager, project planner, consultant, notetaker, cat mom, improv cook, daughter, and friend.

Why were you interested in working with Crowdz?

I love a fast-paced work environment. Adding the heart element (helping SMEs) on top of that made Crowdz an attractive choice.

What makes Crowdz unique?

We are really in it to empower small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). I manage the behind-the-scenes work to make sure we serve our SME customers the best that we can. We know we are not perfect, and we embrace a continuous growth mindset to constantly find ways to improve.

What is the future for Crowdz?

We are excited to blossom partnerships in expanding our SME-empowerment vision across the globe. SMEs drive the engine behind our global economy, and many businesses recognize the importance of socially conscious investments.

What’s one fun fact we don’t know about you?

I cannot roll my r’s. So, I sadly cannot speak authentic Spanish.

If you could choose anyone as your mentor, who would you pick?

Oprah!

What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had?

I worked at Cold Stone Creamery during the summertime in high school. It was weird (but fun) to smell like sugar after each shift.

If you could learn anything, what would it be?

Coding

What is the first concert you attended?

Most likely a symphony concert.

If you have 30-minutes of free time, how do you pass the time?

I’d take 10 minutes to reflect and write down the things that I am grateful for, and then take a 20-minute power nap.

By Sarah Wyman

June 17, 2021

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Team Spotlight: Daisy Cao, Vendor and Partner Manager

Behind some of Crowdz’s meaningful supplier and business partnerships is Daisy Cao. We catch up with our Vendor and Partner Manager to learn about her many hats, commitment to SMEs, and dream mentor.

 

What are some highlights from your professional background?

I launched baked goods for the Starbucks Canadian market. While on vacation in Montreal, it was satisfying to see a dessert I had recently completed a commercialization project for on the shelves at Starbucks. I also led the sourcing of parts for the fuel tanks of a few leading automotive makers. It’s meaningful to know that I helped assemble the power engine inside many of the cars out on the road. Finally, for a navigational software company, I built a reverse logistics process and team. Not only did it save the company a lot of money each year, but it opened up a problem-solving dialogue with a key customer while improving transparency in our partnership.

Why was Crowdz a match for you?

The focus on helping small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) appealed to me the most. I’ve worked on the supplier side of the supply chain for quite some time, and it is gratifying to encounter a company aiming to give the smaller players an upper hand.

What’s your role?

As a vendor and partner manager at Crowdz, my objective is to cultivate relationships with suppliers and business partners and enable Crowdz to serve our customers better.

What are some of the hats you wear (known or unknown)?

Contract manager, project planner, consultant, notetaker, cat mom, improv cook, daughter, and friend.

Why were you interested in working with Crowdz?

I love a fast-paced work environment. Adding the heart element (helping SMEs) on top of that made Crowdz an attractive choice.

What makes Crowdz unique?

We are really in it to empower small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). I manage the behind-the-scenes work to make sure we serve our SME customers the best that we can. We know we are not perfect, and we embrace a continuous growth mindset to constantly find ways to improve.

What is the future for Crowdz?

We are excited to blossom partnerships in expanding our SME-empowerment vision across the globe. SMEs drive the engine behind our global economy, and many businesses recognize the importance of socially conscious investments.

What’s one fun fact we don’t know about you?

I cannot roll my r’s. So, I sadly cannot speak authentic Spanish.

If you could choose anyone as your mentor, who would you pick?

Oprah!

What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had?

I worked at Cold Stone Creamery during the summertime in high school. It was weird (but fun) to smell like sugar after each shift.

If you could learn anything, what would it be?

Coding

What is the first concert you attended?

Most likely a symphony concert.

If you have 30-minutes of free time, how do you pass the time?

I’d take 10 minutes to reflect and write down the things that I am grateful for, and then take a 20-minute power nap.

By Sarah Wyman

June 17, 2021

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