Quick Questions with Wes Kotton: Customer Support
Wes can be found providing customer support in one hand, and mixing tracks in the other. In his free time, he likes to dabble in marketing and web design. If you’re ever short of a pen, highlighter or even in need of some electrical tape - Wes is your man to ask!
What does a day in the life of you at SwipedOn look like?
From the moment I sit down at my desk to kick off the workday to the last keystroke I make when finishing up, I am constantly supported by my team and greeted with an update on the days' happenings.
What do you like about working at SwipedOn?
There is a constant construct in place to empower, develop and encourage our entire team to become better and more efficient. In my opinion, we are the definition of a team with common purpose and goal orientated success.
What do you particularly like about what we’re doing with SwipedOn?
Each milestone we pass brings new, more exciting targets and skills to our focus. Our attitude is to be professional but also to have fun, and this is transcended in our daily activities.
What three words would you use to describe your role?
Support, empower and encourage.
What is your SwipedOn screensaver?
What did you do in your previous working life?
I was a Manager of a Restaurant and function venue in Ballito, South Africa. I also managed food market stalls in Johannesburg.
What do you do in your free time?
I'm involved in web design and marketing on the side, for my friends and peers in the media creation industry. www.mixroomstudios.com. I'm also a music producer and DJ - @whzkymusic.
What are three things still left on your bucket list?
- Make contact with aliens!
- Make my millions by 30. I still have time - 5 years to go!
- Experience new countries and live life abroad for a few years at least.
What’s on your SwipedOn playlist?
I am a man of many musical interests. Our internal Slack music channel is always a great place to hear what our team listens to, but using Spotify and its features allow me to quickly hear my favourite genres in the appropriate genre feeds.
Rap/Hip-Hop & RnB
If you were stuck on a desert island and you could choose one person from the SwipedOn team to come with you, who would you take and why?
Mauro - he is very knowledgeable in many aspects, which I believe will be a requirement in survival. In a funny link up to this question, our friends in Ballito had made a "joke" deal about buying an island and becoming the locals there. Each person needs to bring a skill to the table. Between myself and Mauro I'm sure we'd be able to ensure life on the island.
Let’s end this with a weird fact about you…
I am often known to take my entire office with me wherever I go.
Large format mouse pad
USB hub extensions
2 external HDD
Chargers for Apple and Android
1 private lyric ideas book
Coloured pens, highlighters and sticky notes
I am ready for that island basically...