Know Your MC: Caitlin Kang, Director of Retail Media Services
This is the first of an ongoing series profiling Momentum Commerce team members (MCs for short). Click here to see more of our team, and be sure to check out our open roles!
Before coming to Momentum Commerce, what was your experience in the eCommerce space?
I’ve been in digital marketing and eCommerce my entire career and have absolutely loved it. Working on the agency, vendor, and client-side, I’ve seen the ins and outs of everything eCommerce and how the shopping journey has evolved over the years. When John, Momentum Commerce’s CEO, asked me to join Momentum alongside an immensely talented team of people I had worked with previously, I was truly honored. Paired with the opportunity to help lead the services team, I enthusiastically said yes.
What made you want to make the jump to Momentum Commerce?
To be honest, I loved Criteo because of the people, and that’s where I worked with John. In our initial conversations, when he listed the people that he had committed to the team – Jay McQuillan, Ryan Walker, Molly Doe – I was floored. These were the smartest and nicest people I was able to work with while at Criteo, and along with the vision for what John and Jay wanted to build, it made it an easy decision to join.
How would you describe the journey so far?
A thrilling adventure with the brightest minds I know. What’s remarkable about this first year in business is that I’ve never thought things were out of control. Lots of positive vibes and team members stepping up to help across departments. We’ve been lucky that we have a group of awesome clients that I love working with and are super collaborative.
What’s your favorite work memory?
Recently, the services team did a weeklong in-person meet-up in New York City. Even if I love working for a remote-first company, it does make a difference seeing everyone in person for team building. It’s why I’m so excited for our all-company offsite coming this summer. A close second is celebrating the achievement of all the milestones we’ve hit over the past year.
What are your favorite things to do outside of work?
I live in Michigan, so when it’s not the winter, I’m out on the lake every single weekend with my three kids, Colette (8), Nathalie (6), and Julien (4). We’ll do kayaking, tubing – anything to get out on the water all summer long. I also love party planning and hosting family and friends’ events. Lastly, I’ve committed myself to live my healthiest lifestyle through yoga, Peloton rides, and eating super healthy!
What’s a fact about you that might surprise some people?
My dream job is to be a stand-up comedian, but I’ll stick with the eCommerce thing for a while!