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Meet John Rakis, WordCom’s new Chief Revenue Officer!

WordCom is happy to announce the most recent addition to our team, John Rakis! We were really excited to have John come on board in September as our CRO, and we asked him to share a few things so that we could get to know him a little better…

Q: Tell us a bit about yourself & your background.

A: I have a wonderful family. Three adult children, two are married to great spouses and one child is finishing his Master’s degree at the University of Tennessee. I also have a 19-month-old grandson that is perfect. Professionally, I love building culture, serving clients, being creative, and building revenue through those avenues. Previously, I have done that as Director of Sales and Marketing at Treetops Resort in Northern Michigan and at Zoo Knoxville as Director of Guest Experience.

Q: What are you looking to accomplish for WordCom in your new role as Chief Revenue Officer?

A: I truly want to help our clients help their customers in the best ways possible. Our role here at WordCom is to serve by helping our clients reach their goals and serve their customers exactly as they see best.

Q: You’ve got a few months under your belt at WordCom now… what’s the best thing about working here?

A: The staff here at WordCom!!! It is an amazing collection of incredibly smart people that work hard each day to make sure our clients are happy and that we are always finding new and better ways to help.

Q: What do you do for fun in your free time?

A: Family time. I love spending every minute possible with my wife. Together we visit our kids, golf, sightsee, boat, and just about anything outside. We also enjoy cooking together— she is really the great cook and I like to help.

Q: What would people be surprised to know about you?

A: I live in Tennessee but am from Michigan originally and love all Michigan sports teams, especially the Michigan Wolverines. Go Blue!