Chuck Loeher joined our team in February as Vice President of Sales, overseeing our sales organization. We sat down with him when he first started to get the scoop on his career, his thoughts on the gig economy and what he was most looking forward to in his new role at Shiftgig.
Now that he’s been with us for a few months we caught up with him to hear about how it’s going, what he is learning from our customers and his thoughts on the gig economy.
What’s a typical day like for you?
As a sales leader, I spend a lot of my time speaking with our external customers. I ask about their pain points, the future of their business and industry trends. My job is to make sure we are solving their challenges and determining how our roadmap aligns with what they see as the future.
I also work closely with our Sales and Customer Success team to ensure we are efficiently supporting our customers in the best possible way. Meeting with internal team members allows me to address any challenges we may be facing and showcase the successes of the team with internal stakeholders.
What have you learned about the gig economy that’s surprised you?
Prior to joining Shiftgig, I knew the gig economy was growing but I didn’t realize how rapidly. Almost all verticals are exploring ways to incorporate gig workers into their talent strategies.
I’ve also been pleasantly surprised to hear how quickly it’s impacting the innovative customers who have embraced this new world of work. They have more flexibility in their workforce and agility in their business from the gig economy and it’s been great to join them in that journey. In fact, research from SAP Fieldglass found that 62% of executives state the external workforce improves overall financial performance.
What have you learned from Shiftgig customers so far?
With the national unemployment rate at 3.9%, finding the right levels of talent is a pressing challenge for our customers. I’ve also heard firsthand how the early innovators and adopters of gig workers are becoming the leaders of the pack in overcoming this challenge.
Our customers have also shared with me the process efficiencies they’ve found in utilizing Shiftgig’s technology to easily and reliably find on-demand talent.
What do you see as the future for Shiftgig customers?
I see technology becoming more ubiquitous within their daily operations. I believe they will continue to find additional use cases for solutions like Shiftgig beyond what they are using it for today.
What has been your favorite thing about working for Shiftgig?
Working with such a talented group of people every day has been inspiring. Being an integral part of a company that’s on the forefront of changing the way people find work and employers find great workers is extremely exciting.