Meet Promoboxx’s new Retail Support Specialist, Barbara Donnelly! We are so excited to welcome Barbara to our team, and to get to know her better, we asked her a few questions. Check out her answers below!
I’m a born and bred New Yorker who, after a couple of years on Wall Street, moved to Boston to finish my degree. It was easy to fall in love with this wonderful city, and I’m glad I never left. I’ve worked in many industries, including retail (both online and brick-and-mortar), consulting and pharmaceuticals.
Most recently, I was at TripAdvisor, where for 8 years I provided our users with solutions to their issues and spearheaded many initiatives to streamline and automate our customer support processes globally. I really love talking with people and coming up with creative solutions to problems.
I first heard about Promoboxx from its Shop Rescue program. I love to shop locally and support the local economy here in Boston and beyond. I’m so glad to now work for a company where that is the foundation. When I came across the job listing, I had butterflies in my stomach because it seemed too good to be true. The team is so passionate and knowledgeable, and everyone really believes in the product.
This is a hard question because I have so many favorites…
Trident Booksellers for their excellent book selection and service. My knitting group also meets there every other week, and they don’t complain about us getting 20 individual checks.
Stitch House in Dorchester is another. This awesome shop is around the corner from my house and has a great selection of yarn. The owner is also a neighbor. You can’t get more local than that.
Miniluxe for giving me the best manicures in Boston.
A solar-powered iPhone, a solar-powered Kindle, and a machete.
From my dad (which he said to all of his kids): “You’re the most important person in the world.”
That’s like asking me to pick a favorite child! Harvesting the Heart, by Jodi Picoult; Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell; A Hope in the Unseen, by Ron Suskind; Random Family, by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc.
Top-notch customer service, community engagement, and a commitment to their fans and customers.
I love to knit and sew (as you could probably guess). I recently finished knitting a cashmere cowl, and I hope to sew up a laptop sleeve next. I also love shopping and going to the movies, especially disaster movies.