We’re a big dysfunctional family (only we can leave at five o’clock)
Navigating in this industry requires a team that can quickly adapt to our ever-changing industry. It also takes an intuitive understanding of what we do on a daily basis to make things happen. We thrive in a team environment, where we challenge each other to keep pushing forward. We understand egos won’t move the market – our hard work will.
Take a minute to enjoy the people that make up the GIX family. It’s a family composed of preps, hipsters, dweebs, bikers, dog-lovers, parents, athletes, and a lot more. We’ve composed an interesting set of people that keep our work interesting and lives less boring. You could say we’re pretty damn cool.
Meet Mitch, a down-home Nebraska guy with ranching roots and salesman dreams. Mitch grew up on a ranch in western Nebraska in the small town of Brewster where he learned the ins and outs of ranching from his dad. After graduating in the Summer of 2018 from UNK with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management and Marketing, Mitch took a unique opportunity to work with the Sporting KC professional soccer team. Although he enjoyed the team and the work, he felt a strong pull to get back to Nebraska and landed himself a position on the sales team at GIX. He is a self admittedly very competitive, whether he is playing Madden on his Xbox, or pick-up basketball games at the YMCA. There is no doubt that his competitive spirit and love for sports makes him a great fit for our Sales Team.
Most Likely To… Heard cattle on the weekends.
When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Professional athlete. Turns out you need to be athletic, good knees are a plus too.
If you were a mixed drink, what would you be?
Crown and Coke
Favorite Athlete and why?
Lebron James, I’m more of a cattle person but I don’t mind GOAT’s
What is something no one knows about you?
I’ve had arthritis since the 3rd grade.
Would you let Oprah slap you across the face?
As long as there is a new car under my chair afterwards, yes.
Biggest Pet Peeve?
That I can’t make my mustache a handlebar mustache.
What is one thing GIX could do to make your day easier?
A tap room would be nice.
To not understand Cole's gif is to not understand Cole, we don't make the rules. Though he wanted to be a MLB player when he grew up, being a GIX Sales Rep was second best, after interning for us of course! Being a former UNK Loper Football player, he probably won't tackle you with his sales pitch but it will be hard to tell him no, very persuasive guy if we do say so. You might find Cole outside of work betting on his favorite basketball team the Creighton Blue Jays (hometown represent) or watching his favorite movie Monsters Inc. your guess is as good as ours. As determined Cole is outside the office watching his Blue Jays destroy the competition, he's equally determined to destroy his competition in the office.
Most likely to order a spicy Moscow mule when out and about.
Customer Relations Team
We are excited to welcome our first Wayne State Wildcat to the GIX Logistics Internship Program! Sadie is a Palmer, Nebraska native who will enter her Junior year at Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska this fall. She is studying Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing and Management and wanted to get a hands-on internship experience this summer. Sadie is unique in that she has been hearing about GIX for the last 15 years of her life, as her Aunt Carmen is our Operations Specialist. Don’t get any funny ideas though, Sadie went through the same recruiting and interviewing process that any other intern goes through and after doing so, we knew she’d be a great fit for us. During her time with us this summer, she stepped up to the plate by taking on new tasks and assisting in our Customer Service Team. We are excited to report that Sadie is going to continue working for us throughout the Fall semester as a remote intern. Welcome to the team, Sadie, we are glad to have you!
Most likely to be mistaken as Carmen’s daughter.
What was your initial take on GIX?
The atmosphere is something different and interesting and that is what intrigued me and made me want to learn more.
What do you bring to the table?
The willingness to learn and try new things. Taking opportunities that come my way and seeing where they take me is something I enjoy.
When you’re not at GIX, what do you love to do in your free time?
Hangout with friends and family, camping, or spending time at the lake.
If you didn’t know how old you were, based on how youf eel right now, what age would you say you are?
What is one thing you are freakishly good at?
Being very organized.
Dalton is a born and raised Nebraska kid, and he plans to keep it that way, unless of course GIX opens an office in Eugene, OR. Why Eugene, OR you ask? Well it turns out Dalton is a HUGE Oregon Ducks fan. He has always loved the Ducks and wouldn’t mind being closer to take in their events and cheer them on in person instead of through the T.V. screen. “Win, Lose, or Tie, I’m a Duck until I die” – Direct quote from Dalton Zelenka. As a 2019 graduate of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Dalton is new to the world of GIX, but is adjusting well. While he might feel like ‘the new kid that is not an intern’, we are confident that once he gets through his training he will be an asset to our Pricing and Rating team. To be honest, I wish I had a dollar for every time someone in the office has asked me how old Dalton is because they think he looks so young. He isn’t shocked to hear this as it’s a question he’s been getting for a while now. I think his answer to our question below sums it up perfectly; Q: If you were a mixed drink, what would you be? A: Vodka Lemonade, because I’m technically an adult, but still feel like a kid.
Most likely to be mistaken for a 12-year-old.
What do you bring to the table?
Salt. I put salt on everything.
What do you love about GIX?
All of the T.V.’s, I can’t wait for March Madness.
What is something interesting about you?
I can run 28.2 miles without walking. I ran a marathon and accidentally ran two extra miles because no one stopped me.
How long have you been dating / in a relationship with GIX?
It will be a month on July 4thand I think it’s going pretty good. We’re planning on lighting off fireworks to celebrate our 1-month anniversary.
Celebrity you get mistaken for?
I haven’t been mistaken for a celebrity yet, but during a high school track meet, my teammates said a girl from another town looked jus like me, so I don’t know if that counts or not.
Biggest pet peeve?
When someone touches my arm with their arm and especially when its skin on skin.