Celebrating Our Stratix Team 



Nancy Quinton

Executive Assistant to the CEO

In honor of Administrative Professionals' Day, we would like to acknowledge Nancy Quinton, Executive Assistant to the CEO. Nancy’s work is crucial to the stability of this company, and she keeps us organized. From managing our town halls to keeping the signs updated through the building, Nancy’s work touches every single teammate. Her creativity and attention to detail, along with her consistent efforts to get to know everyone sets her apart. Nancy’s efforts do not go unnoticed. They are what makes Stratix feel less like work and more like a family. We are truly lucky to have her.


What is your role at Stratix, and how long have you been here?

My title is Executive Assistant to the CEO, and I have been with Stratix for almost 5 years. My job honestly includes many different elements and a lot of responsibility because I am the only admin for the entire office. I control everyone’s calendar in the office, so I set up the majority of the meetings, which is fun because I can plan and add things where I see fit. From planning employee talent shows and town halls to assisting sales by creating PowerPoints, I have a wide range of tasks with a lot of variety. 


What do you like about working at Stratix?

I love how collaborative we are.  Every piece that goes out the door, not only has been touched by multiple employees, but has many planning sessions behind the scenes.  My opinions have always been welcome and I get excited when that stage 5 lead from six months ago is sitting in boxes ready to ship, knowing I was a part of it.  I’ve worked in technology sales for a long time and no company matches the compassion and teamwork of Stratix.


What got you interested in being in administration, and what do you love about your job?

In college, I worked in the construction industry. I was responsible for making sure we didn't accidentally blow up neighborhoods. I enjoyed the job, but it held a certain level of responsibility. After a while, somebody reached out and asked if I wanted to be an entry-level administrative assistant for a higher rate and less stress, so I took advantage of that opportunity. This position was supposed to be temporary until I figured out what I wanted to do. Sometimes in life, you find your niche. It may not always be what you envisioned for yourself, but you find you excel at it. I realized I loved being behind the scenes resolving problems.


Is there a specific personality trait that helped you in your role?

Yes, that trait is organization. I'm a very organized person, and it has helped me troubleshoot, streamline, and think one step ahead.


What do you find the most challenging?

I’ve been doing this for so long that the standard day-to-day duties are routine. For me, it’s more of a personal battle. I have a hard time shutting the job off. Just having time to walk away from the job, read my email at 10:00 o'clock at night, and say, “this can wait till tomorrow.” It's hard for me to shut it down in such a sales-centric environment. Deals don’t stop just because I’m tired.


 What is the best career lesson you’ve learned so far?

The best career lesson for me is to be flexible and understanding. Understand that every person needs to be handled differently. How you work with one executive is different than another. You almost have to be multifaceted and have multiple personalities. The way you calm down one person in a crisis is not the same way you calm another. I'm good at reading people and figuring out what they need before they ask.


Which of the Stratix Core Values do you identify with the most and why? 

They’re all great but I believe unwavering integrity is our building block. It’s hard to explain Stratix to an outsider but there is a “heart” to the company.  We strive to always do our best, we support each other to do our best. We sincerely care about our fellow teammates and our customers.  I think our integrity for ourselves as individuals and for our customers enables us to always do the right thing and in the end the good guy always wins.


If you could switch jobs or departments with anyone else within Stratix whose job would you choose?

If we ever had a position in marketing, where their sole responsibility was to create PowerPoints 24/7, that would be my ideal job. I think most people know at this point if you come to me with PowerPoint, I'll do it for you just because I love it so much. Ironically, I’ll also be the first to tell you if you have too many slides and/or content and cut my PowerPoint fun in half.