Manager of Client Services at ARISTA
What do you like most about Arista?
– The vision of our owners to develop a team of people that create a future in which financial security empowers all working people to discover and serve THEIR calling. Working with owners like ours you can’t help but be inspired everyday by their passion which drives you to work hard in order to ensure that their vision becomes a reality. I have had the benefit of working for various size companies throughout my career, Arista’s size allows for true collaboration across every division with team members and that every team member matters. If Arista is successful then we are naturally making the world a better place as we are empowering others to fulfill their calling in life.
What Arista core value appeals to you the most? Why?
– For me it is Servant’s Heart for several reasons:
- We are in an industry where we are not selling a product but rather services that we believe our clients need in order to make them more empowered to fulfill their calling. We cannot successfully sell a service without wanting to go above and beyond for our clients and their employees.
- Furthermore, I believe that with a Servant’s Heart other items fall into place. If someone truly believes in our vision and has a Servant’s Heart, they are going to naturally be Accountable and Devoted because they want to ensure that the client is served in the manner they deserve to be served in. The individual’s nature will make them come across as Authentic and Inspirational to others.
I am thankful to be in a position where I have the privilege of managing a team that is devoted to serving others and ensuring that they have the knowledge, resources, etc. that they need to help impact the lives of others.
What fruit are you in the team?
– Perhaps because of my upbringing when I first heard this question I thought about scripture: Galatians 5:22-23, But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness. The Bible mentions many examples of how to bear fruit by tending to it, believing in it, etc. for instance, John 15:5 “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.” I believe my role at Arista as a leader is to ensure that our employees believe in Arista and our vision, for it is our company’s ability to tend to our vision that will make it flourish. Perhaps I am the gardener…
What TEAM means to you?
– As referenced in my faith and through being an athlete throughout my life, being a true TEAM is everything to me. Being a part of a team shapes who you are and what your team’s outcome will be. A true TEAM becomes more of a family as you are invested in your teammate’s personal and professional life. Finding a true TEAM of people leads to endless successes that is true in both personal and professional settings:
- Core Values are absolute
- Belief in a common purpose
- Bend over backwards to accommodate the vision
- Assist in maximizing other’s potential (a team is only as strong as its weakest member)
- Responsibility to follow through
- Desire to be better today than they were yesterday
- Spending time and effort to help your teammates improve, grow, and achieve
If you were a flower which one would you be? Why?
– I was honored to grow up as the oldest child of my parents, Mike and Janice Cavin. This also meant that I would be a “preacher’s kid” my entire life, and throughout my childhood caused a number of moves due to my dad’s profession. My parents consistently taught me how to build valuable relationships in every place we went and creatively developed traditions. One of these traditions that I value is that every house we lived in we planted a “Tiffany Rose” and often times gave a “Tiffany Rose” to important people in my life, many times teachers. To this day I still have special people in my life like Cathy Denson who taught me in 2nd grade. Our relationship continued despite moves with sharing of images of the “Tiffany Rose” blooming each year and creating a relationship that truly stands the test of time. Thus, I would say “Tiffany Rose” not because of the flower itself but because of what it means to me. To me it serves a reminder to value relationships because God brings people into our lives for a reason.