Team Member Spotlight: Magdalena Swanson, Account Executive
Here at Hotel Engine, we believe a company is only as extraordinary as its people. We’ve dedicated ourselves to improving the lives of business travelers but want to show off the people who help make that happen. Every month, we’ll be doing a Q&A with one of our amazing team members to showcase the folks behind the scenes of Hotel Engine.
Magdalena joined us in 2018 as an Account Executive on the Sales team. Her ability to create meaningful relationships with our members has been an incredible asset to our team. So, let’s get to know Magdalena!
Where are you from?
I am a first-generation American, and my family is from Poland! I was born in New York, but I’ve been in Colorado for 18 years — so I like to consider myself a Colorado native.
Do you have a nickname at work?
What’s your favorite part about your team?
I love that my team knows how to have fun while working hard and grinding away every day. We love to cheer each other on to do our best and crush individual and company goals! We never settle for less than amazing.
What’s your spirit animal and why?
I would say my spirit animal is a puppy. I love interacting with everyone, having fun, and being playful. I am usually full of energy, but I love being able to chill out as well.
What do you love about working for Hotel Engine?
I love to travel, so I enjoy being able to shine a spotlight on our amazing platform that is a phenomenal tool for business travel. We all believe in our product and are passionate about what we do — one team and one dream!
Anything you think is unique about working at Hotel Engine?
We care about one another and want to nurture and keep a good culture alive so that we can have an enjoyable workspace.
What do you like to do when you’re not at the office?
I love to get out and do things I’ve never done before and visit places I’ve never been to. Photography is by far my favorite hobby, but I also enjoy cooking, lounging at the pool, all things “punny,” and brunch of course.
Let’s hear it for your humble brag!
I once won a hoola-hooping contest.
What’s your favorite HE value?
“Together we thrive.” This one is my favorite because we are all pieces of a larger puzzle. When everyone steps up to help out, crush goals, encourage each other, and hold each other accountable, we can really create something bigger and better together.
What’s your favorite thing about living in Colorado?
300 days of sunshine!
If you’re interested in working with people like Magdalena, join our incredible team! Check out our open positions on the Hotel Engine Careers Page.
Audrey Fairbrother is the Content and SEO Manager at Hotel Engine. She spends her days writing about all things business travel, researching topics that are important to Hotel Engine’s audience and cultivating the company’s brand voice. When she’s not working, Audrey enjoys spending time with her family, and hiking in the nearby Rockies with her dog, Albie.