Meet QuokkaPath’s June winner: Kerttu Jaus
Every month, QuotaPath collects nominations from our customers to name a Quokka of the Month. We’re thrilled to announce our QuokkaPath June winner below. To nominate a teammate, see past winners, and learn more about this initiative, check out our dedicated QuokkaPath page.
We’re traveling worldwide for our June QuokkaPath winner!
June’s Quokka of the Month, Kerttu Jaus, lives in Estonia and has been with the on-demand software testing and QA platform Testlio for 4 years!
Kerttu first signed on with Testlio as a Community Test Lead. But, in June 2019, she pivoted into the finance world when she began a finance internship that summer.
To no one’s surprise on her team, this hard-working, Estonian folk dancer, and travel lover seamlessly moved into her new role as Finance Operations Specialist the following fall.
“She is a delight to work with and always goes above and beyond to make my life easy as a VP of Sales,” said Michael Loiacono, Testlio VP of Sales and Kerttu’s QuokkaPath Nominator. “She relies heavily on QuotaPath to stay on top of all deals, commission payments, invoicing of customers, tracking down late payments and even helping us sort out the weird deals so people get paid properly.
And, most importantly, she always does it with a kind and positive attitude, added Michael.
“I once heard that F.A.I.L. stands for ‘First Attempt In Learning,’ Kerttu said about embracing positivity. “In a constantly changing startup environment, the only thing that’s really constant is change. Oftentimes you do things for the first time — and inevitably sometimes fail.”
“I’ve said it a hundred times and will say it a hundred more. I absolutely adore and admire the people I get to work with!” Kerttu said.
Still, her job doesn’t come without its challenges.
Running point on Testlio’s Accounts Payable system, managing monthly close activities, handling and analyzing collections, and overseeing sales commissions can create a daunting stream of tasks. (Fortunately, she’s got some help from QuotaPath with the last one!)
“It’s easy to get lost in the sea of never-ending tasks, especially if you’re feeling like you’re in the ‘flow,’” Kerttu said. “But, at the end of the day, you have to remind yourself that you should try to live for yourself first and then for everyone else.”
Advice to live by, Kerttu! Thank you for sharing your story and for your excellent work at Testlio!
Enjoy your summer travels to Croatia!
Nominations are now open for July’s Quokka of the Month. To recognize your teammate, answer six short questions and learn more about our QuokkaPath in the video below.