Shopgate’s Casey Gannon discusses how her career trajectory launched her into the tech field, August 2017.
Casey Gannon spent her entire childhood traveling to exotic locales throughout the world. With a father who was a civil-service engineer, she and her family lived in places such as the Philippines, the Azores and Japan, to name a few.
While in Japan, Gannon’s parents started a maintenance-supply business for government contracts in Asia. As a teenager, Gannon started working side by side with them, learning administrative skills like accounting, payroll, business management and bidding on government contracts. The experience taught her something else, as well: just how much work it takes to run a company.
“I learned that if you aren’t passionate about your work, you have a higher probability of failing, and life, in general, is a lot less fun,” Gannon says. “I was captivated by international trade and understanding different economies and the cultures that drive them.”
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