Get to know Senior Product Manager Chase Hall, who brings his product and project management, consulting, and customer support experience to our incredible product team at GR8 People.
What’s your role at GR8 People?
As a senior product manager at GR8 People, I’m responsible for ensuring that various areas of our agile platform function seamlessly. I perform close project oversight when we’re either building out new features or enhancing parts of the application. This includes lots of documenting, organizing, and testing to gauge the impact that new product features and enhancements will have on the existing platform. I also regularly assess and prioritize customer feedback. We truly have GR8 customers who are just as invested in making our software the best it can be as we are. It’s rewarding to make our customer’s lives easier and consistently better our best when enhancing our platform based on their insights and influence.
I also spend much of my day working closely with our development team. Ensuring that our developers have clear direction and set expectations helps keep many complicated tasks properly prioritized and projects on schedule. As a product manager, you have to be able to think about the past, present and future every day. So, it’s my job to make sure developers can get their jobs done as efficiently as possible too. This includes a great deal of strategic planning and clearly communicating our product roadmap to the entire team. I’m always evaluating what happened “today” and how it will impact what we do tomorrow and well into the future.
What’s your favorite thing about working at GR8 People?
I really love the way that our teams are always open to different ways of getting things done. You may be working on a particular project one day and think you’ve figured out the best way to accomplish something, but we work in an agile environment. There are always new approaches to consider for GR8 solutions, so I am always learning from my teammates. Everyone is always willing to talk through things and have open forum discussions about current processes and new projects and how to best tackle them. This is part of our culture. I’ve found that we are always working with a collective mindset of how the decisions we make will benefit not just GR8 People, but how that decision will best help our customers.
What is something about you that would surprise people?
I love building things! Aside from being an integral part of building and evolving our software, I enjoy building things with my hands. Whether it’s building furniture or painting a room, I like being able to put something together. I’m always trying to improve my craftsman skills, and it’s a personal goal of mine to build furniture for my home someday.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I enjoy interior decorating and design! I’m always looking for projects that I can do to spruce up my house. My neighbors even ask for my help sometimes, too. It’s like a treasure hunt for me when I’m looking for the perfect piece of furniture, design element, paint color (you name it!) to make a space come to life.
I also love to travel and see various parts of the world. Funny enough, one of the best places I’ve ever traveled was to Oklahoma City. I found it to be such an underrated destination that ended up being one of the best I’ve ever traveled to. It was such a fun, modern city—from how good the food was to how nice the people were, the whole trip presented unexpected surprises.
Fun Facts About Chase
• Favorite food: the Harvest Bowl from sweetgreen in NYC
• Superpower of choice: to have a good poker face no matter what I’m dealing with
• Guilty pleasure: Bravo TV
• Greatest fear: overthinking too much of my life and not living it to the fullest
• Pets: one dog named Henry