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Meet Heather Taylor

Posted on Aug 10, 2017 3:23:29 PM

Meet Heather Taylor, one of those crazy runners and Senior Analytics Advisor at Forecast5.

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Heather Taylor, Senior Analytics Advisor

How long have you been employed at Forecast5?
I have worked here for a year and a half.

What office are you based out of?
I am based out of our Naperville, Illinois office which is just 30 miles from downtown Chicago!

Why did you join Forecast5?
Prior to joining Forecast5, I worked for two Fortune 500 companies and had recently graduated with my MBA. I was ready for a big change and was drawn to the opportunity and culture at Forecast5.

What is the most interesting or favorite part of your job?
My favorite part of my job is working with my clients. Their success moments continually inspire me to be my best.  I also love educating our districts through workshops and presentations.

What are some cool projects you’ve seen our clients do with F5 products?
In Pennsylvania, two of my districts have created unique presentations to increase transparency with their community members. One of these districts used 5Sight analytics to address concerns around per student spending and delivered their story via a YouTube video.  A comparable district, mentioned in the video, responded with a custom PowerPoint presentation where they downloaded raw data from 5Sight to create custom analytic visuals to present to their community in response.  I appreciated and maybe encouraged the friendly competition between the two districts!

What is your favorite movie/book/music?
My favorite movie is When Harry Met Sally, but Pretty Woman is a close second. I love to read and am not sure I can pick a favorite book, but a couple I have recently read and enjoyed are The Paris Wife and 10% Happier.  I like most music, but Mumford and Sons are most definitely at the top of my list.

Tell us one interesting fact about yourself?
Outside of work, I am a runner…yes one of those crazy people who enjoy running year-round. I love racing and the training that goes with that.  Running has pushed me to be mentally tough and provided me with an opportunity to be a part of something bigger than me.

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