Meet the team: Strahan Cole

There are lists of social media dos, don’ts and musts all over the web. Want more followers? Post cute kids. Want retweets? It’s all about pets. But did you know that facial hair is pretty valuable content, too? At Vend we have more than our fair share of moustaches and beards. Now you know why – it’s all part of our remarkable social media strategy. But even with our large body of twitter fodder, none have been more successful on the internets than Strahan. He’s more popular than a cat with a light saber.

Apart from Strahan’s flourishing success across Vend’s social media channels, he’s a very talented musician and an awesome member of our support team.

1. Who are you?

I am Strahan. Sheesh, I hope all the questions are this easy.

2. What do you do at Vend?

Support. I also mainly lose games of pool to my cooleagues. That was a typo, but I think it was a Freudian slip. My colleagues are pretty cool.

3. What were you doing before Vend?

Before I was at Vend I was a musician. Well, I still am, but only in my spare time. “Musician” is a silly job title for anyone over the age of 23, I guess. That’s my excuse.

4. Why Vend?

Why Vend? Why bleeding not!? It’s a mean, green, POSing machine. My application process involved a cover letter that included a photo of me rock climbing to “prove that I’m very courageous”, and then I turned up to the interview in a Spiderman costume. I figure any business willing to take me on after that beginning deserves to suffer the consequences.

5. Tell us something interesting about yourself.

I never spend more than $5 on a t-shirt. Is that interesting? It’s not really, is it.

6. If Vend was a superhero, who would it be?

I’ve thought a lot about this. After a lot of to-ing and fro-ing amongst the classics, both Marvel and DC, I’d say definitely Robin. Now, I know what you’re thinking, but bear with me. I have reasons. Robin’s often not taken seriously because he’s young and wears bright colours. But he proves himself as a more-than-adequate foiler of villains. He’s also not a single person. Tim Drake, Damian Wanye, Jason Todd, etc etc. There have been a lot of talented young individuals – both male and female, depending on what storylines you consider canon – to wear the cape. Each with their own strengths and weaknesses, but collectively making up the legend of Robin. I’m sure you can see where I’m going with this.

But I have to be careful how far this analogy goes. I don’t know what to make of the time The Joker beat Robin to death with a crowbar. Even less so how to interpret Robin mysteriously coming back to life but as the villainous Red Hood later on. I guess we have an interesting future ahead of us?

About Tara Benedict

A former retailer (and unabashed nerd) who daydreamed about integrated POS software, Tara now delightedly recruits, promotes, and enables Vend's wonderful channel of add-ons and partners. An ardent sharer of Vend news and events, connect with Tara on Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+ and never miss an opportunity to meet up with the affable Vend team.