Meet MoveHQ: Jason Smith, Chief Operating Officer

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What is your role within MoveHQ?

Chief Operating Officer

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Centralia, IL.

How many times have you moved and do you have a moving horror story?

11 and yes! I once moved myself with the help of my brother and cousin.  We just put things in the back of my cousin's truck. A massive snowstorm started as we were driving and we had nothing covering the contents in the back of the truck.  Roads got a bit treacherous and we slid off the road at one point with the majority of my belongings being ejected from the truck.

What are two personal tidbits about you?

I've been to more places outside of the U.S. than within it.  I was born three months premature. I just could not wait to enter the world.

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What’s your favorite thing about working at MoveHQ?

The people here are outstanding and all committed to making the company and our customers as successful as possible.  I see unlimited potential and opportunity for the company. I am excited to be a part of that journey.

How did you come to work at MoveHQ?

I saw the opportunity available and thought it seemed interesting.  Even though I was not actively seeking to make a career change, I decided to inquire and learn more about the company and the role.  After a lengthy selection process – here I am!

What’s the most interesting thing you have on your desk at the moment?

Legos

What three words describe you best?

Ambitious, creative, tenacious.

You’re throwing a dinner party and can invite anyone you want (dead or alive), but you can only invite five people. Who gets a seat at your table and what do you cook?

David Foster Wallace, Dave Eggers, Barack Obama, Madonna, Abraham Lincoln & we go out for dinner.

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What’s your favorite book or quote?

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up and why?

I wanted to be a teacher because I had some truly magnificent teachers who were positive influences on me.

What’s the best advice you've ever received?

You're the only one in control of your happiness and destiny.

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