Keaton Wanninger hasn’t always been the BUF of Pepper Joe’s, but the brand has drawn his attention from the moment he first heard of it. While serving as a Graphic Designer within the Leverage Marketing team, he took the initiative to design new labels for all the hot sauces. This was done of his own accord and was the result of the look and feel that he envisioned for the brand.
Since being acquired by Clickstop, quality strategic decisions have been made to fuel the growth of Pepper Joe’s. This past March, Keaton pursued the opportunity to become the Pepper Joe’s BUF. He has built on the solid foundation and continued the advancement of products and their quality. Increased rates of germination, high customer satisfaction, improved storage of seeds, and new methods of seed growing are some of the specific results that have been achieved.
Along the way, he’s gotten team members on board with the vision of success for the brand. As actions align with this vision, he is quick to give praise and recognition for the impact created.
We’ve already had multiple record-breaking months in 2020 and are excited for what’s ahead.
Keaton, congratulations on receiving the recognition as our Q1 ‘Enthusiastic’ award winner. Well done!
What is your role at Clickstop?
Pepper Joe’s BUF
How long have you worked at Clickstop?
A little over 2 years
What brought you to Clickstop?
What effect has this recognition had upon you?
Humbling, I wear emotions on my sleeve and it’s an amazing feeling to be recognized for that.
Why is this Core Trait important to the success of Clickstop?
It’s important to let a team member know when they’re doing their job well, it keeps team members engaged and thriving for their best.
What do you believe has led up to this recognition?
I came into the role very excited and wanted to hit the ground running. I met with team members individually and I feel they recognized the passion I had Pepper Joe’s.
What are ways you’ve challenged yourself to live out and grow within the Core Values?
Stepping outside of my comfort zone, forcing myself to have tough conversations has helped me grow as a leader tremendously.
What inspires you about the work of your team members?
They all care. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM. It makes my job easier knowing that the day to day tasks are taken care of and I can focus on ‘what’s next’.
What should people know about working at Clickstop?
You get out what you put in. Passion does not go unrecognized here.
If you had to pick one food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?
What is one thing you loved as a child that today’s kids would know nothing about?
Green With Evil, Part 5 (Jason vs Tommy) – Season 1 Episode 21 Might Morphin Power Rangers
What is the coolest/craziest place you ever been to?
Khao Sok National Park in Thailand
Who would play you in a movie of your life?
1980’s Matthew Broderick