Employee Spotlight: Mike Wolset
One of the first people that all new hires meet at Billtrust is our very own Mike Wolset, Manager, Training and Talent Development. Mike is an integral part of all things “Talent” at Billtrust. This includes onboarding training that every employee goes through during their start, to leadership development as they move forward in their career. Mike took a few minutes out of his busy day of new hire trainings and career development sessions to talk to us today.
How long have you been at Billtrust?
On April 30th I’ll have been here for 6 years.
What is your favorite vacation destination?
I have two favorites. I went to Aruba on my honeymoon, and it was one of the greatest places I have ever been. It was so relaxing and the locals were some of the nicest people you will ever meet. The second is Disney World. Watching how excited my daughter was to see Mickey in person for the first time was a feeling that just can’t be topped!
If you could be a character in any movie, which movie would you choose and who would you be?
Rocky. Being a Philly area native, he is a local legend. There aren’t too many cities where a movie character gets enshrined with their own statue. I am convinced that not everyone around here knows he isn’t a real person.
What is your favorite part of your job?
I truly enjoy watching our employees grow in their roles to be star performers in the company. This all starts when new hires come on board and know very little or nothing about the industry. You can see the light bulb go on in their heads, and get to witness the great things they do as they begin their careers here.
As a child, what did you want your adult profession to be?
A baseball player. I loved every second I was playing and thought my fastball was taking me to the big leagues.
What is something “interesting” about you that everyone at the office might not know?
When I was 12, a local baseball team won the travel league championship. After winning the local tournament, they were able to have a few additional players join for the next round of the playoffs. I was one of the players they asked to join. We won the next regional round in Brooklyn, and then represented the Northeast at the World Series in Puerto Rico! We didn’t win the whole thing, but as a 12-year-old, it was an experience I’ll never forget.