Enterprise Account Executive

Kerrie D.


Q: Who are you? Where are you from?

A: My name is Kerrie. I’m originally from Texas but I live in Seattle.

Q: What’s your background? What did you do before Modulate?

A: I’ve had a wide range of professional experiences. I’ve been an English teacher in Korea, worked in wealth management with a focus on impact investing, and spun up a few niche websites (ranging from vegan recipes and wine pairings to aquariums). I’ve met lots of different types of people with varying interests so I’ve had a lot of practice asking questions and getting curious. In school, I studied English and Psychology (undergrad) and Finance (MBA).

Q: Why are you joining Modulate?

A: I’ve worked at the intersection of language and bias for the past five years so Modulate’s focus on reducing toxicity in voice chat in gaming was a clear fit for me. 

I’m also a parent and I care about trying to make the world safer for kids.

Q: What’s your ideal work environment? Any special strategies you use to stay effective?

A: I’m remote, with frequent trips to the office, conferences, and client meetings. I find the mix of home and travel to be ideal - keeps both experiences fresh. I enjoy a collaborative work environment; I’m always learning from those around me. I also use a lot of calendar blocks to make sure I get sufficient focus time.

Q: Tell us about something you must have in any culture you join?

A: Finding an inclusive sales culture can be difficult. If people ring a gong when they close a deal, I know it is not a place for me. Cultures that let individuals be individuals, and don’t try to force a one-size-fits-all sales approach, are important to me.

Q: Who are you outside of work?

A: A parent of three small kids (3 year old, 18 month old twins). A wife. A runner. An avid reader. An aspiring cut flower gardener.

Q: What’s something you’re great at that few people realize?

A: I know a lot about wine. I was in a two-year wine diploma program that got interrupted by the pandemic and then we started our family. I have dreams of finishing the program once the kids are a little older.

Q: Leave us with a fun tidbit - a favorite joke, a story from your past, an obscure riddle, whatever you like!

A: Q: What room in the hospital has the least amount of privacy?

A: The ICU.