December 16, 2016
In this blog series, women at Datto will post stories from their interviews of each other. This week, we hear from Stephanie Wheeler, Director of Recruiting, who gives us an in-depth perspective on her colleague, Diana Alicea, Associate HR Specialist, Recruiting Operations .
Diana’s key to success is flexibility. Change is constant, especially in a high-growth technology company like Datto where no two days are ever alike. But that’s why she loves it here.
Diana Alicea is the Associate HR Specialist Recruiting Operations at Datto. She’s essentially the Air Traffic Controller for the recruiting function at Datto. She keeps everything moving forward in the hiring process and is responsible for the entire recruiting operations process from setting up candidates for interviews, to processing their new hire paperwork, to reporting on the back end. Diana works with employees at all levels in the organization and does so with a very positive attitude.
Diana graduated from Bryant University with a BS in Marketing and began her career with Carter’s in HR. She believes the biggest difference from working in a corporate retail industry to the tech industry is the culture. “It’s awesome. There’s food everywhere, video games, events, sports teams, unlimited vacation time and more,” Diana explained. “Datto truly knows how to balance all the hard work with amazing perks and benefits.”
Diana hasn’t looked back since joining Datto. As a female in an environment that is predominantly men, Diana knows you must be confident, assertive and unafraid to have a voice.
Outside of work, she relaxes by taking long hikes with her best four-footed friend, Bentley, a Portuguese water dog. The only additional benefit she wishes Datto offered is bring your dog to work. And who knows, in the future, it may be an added benefit.
The Women in Technology blog series is coordinated by Customer Experience Innovations project coordinator, Rachel Powers.