Get to know: Kristopher Duperron

Get To Know: Kristopher Duperron

We’re pretty lucky to have Kris on our team. Kris really impressed with us during his interview with how organized, mature and engaged he was. We knew he was going to make an excellent addition to the Client Success team at Proofpoint!

Kris joins us as a Project Coordinator and is responsible for helping to coordinate timelines, deliverables, project and creative briefs, and generally know where everything is at any given time in the agency, for clients and his colleagues in the Client Delivery team.

Kris brings over 5 years of digital marketing experience to Proofpoint, in addition to his incredible attention to detail, willingness to go above and beyond for clients, and is a true team player.

Kris, thank you for helping to make Proofpoint an inspired place to work!

Provide a brief bio/overview of your professional career:

After graduating USC, I worked as a management consultant for a small company, but really liked marketing and wanted to switch professions. I then worked as a Marketing Specialist at a manufacturing company on Los Angeles. With my family being here in San Diego, I decided to move down and continue my career. I worked for a couple of agencies here in San Diego, then joined the Proofpoint team!

What’s the last book you read?

The Art of Client Service by Robert Solomon


What are you currently watching on Netflix (or other streaming service)?

Bad Sport, which is a documentary series that goes over some of the biggest scandals in sports history.

 
If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go and why?

I would go to Italy to check out the beautiful scenery and explore it’s history.



 


Who inspires you?

My family and friends.

Three words to best describe you are:

Driven, Energetic, and Charismatic

How has remote working impacted you professionally and personally?

I love working remotely! It has allowed me to get a lot of work done while still building great relationships through slack and video meetings.

What’s the coolest (or most important) trend you see today in digital marketing?

I think one of the most important current trends is the use of social media marketing. Even though social has been around, it is still evolving and drawing people, and businesses should always try to use it as a tool to get to their target audience.

What’s your favorite movie?

Avengers Endgame
 


Before joining us at Proofpoint Marketing, what was the best, most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

I would say that my jobs at the agencies have been interesting, as I have got to meet/work with some cool people.

Do you have a favorite podcast, blog and/or online influencer? Tell us why you follow them.

I read a lot of Ad Age articles to keep up on current trends.

What’s your favorite thing to drink and snack on while working?

Coffee, Chips and Salsa, Coffee, Welch’s fruit snacks, string cheese, and coffee


What did you want to be when growing up?

A famous sports athlete.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Exercise, watch sports, hike, and hang out with friends/family.

What genre of music or artist do you listen to while cranking on a project at work?

I listen to instrumental guitar music, which helps me focus.


What was one experience in your life (either personal or professional) that made you a stronger person?

When I first got a gluten allergy (which I accidentally gave to myself), I had a lot of pounding headaches and brain fog that made my life very stressful and negative. I eventually figured out that it was the food I was eating and slowly became normal again. This experience made me a stronger person because it taught me that no matter how bad things can get, you can find a way to work them out.

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet and why?

I would meet Tony Robbins, as I love his videos about life, business, and motivation.


Favorite meal, type of cuisine or restaurant?

Sushi 🍣

 
Share with us the best piece of professional advice you’ve ever been given:

“If you love your profession, you never have to work a day in your life.”

What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in the last five years?

That having a great life is more important than making a lot of money.

Last one: Share with us something currently on your bucket list!

Sky diving. I have always wanted to go but never had a chance to.