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Fortify Employee Spotlight: Breaking it Down with Blake Porter

by Micro Focus Employee in CyberRes

At Fortify, we have an incredibly talented and diverse team. We hope you join us in taking the opportunity to get to know different members from all over our organization through the Fortify Employee Spotlight series. 

Blake PorterOur next spotlight highlights Blake Porter. He has been with Fortify as a specialist for three years now. He started off as a Territory Salesperson and in 2023 he will be moving to an Enterprise Account Manager covering multiple accounts across the country. Blake says one of the greatest leaders he had the honor of working with was Zig Ziglar who said, “For you to have everything in life you want, you must first help enough other people get what they want!”  This mindset would shape Blake's professional philosophy. So, to say he is all about TEAM is an understatement! Please join us in getting to know Blake! 

Q: Where did you grow up?

              A: I grew up in Irving TX.

Q: How long have you been with Fortify and how did you find Fortify?

              A: I have been with Fortify for three years now.

Q: What do you do at Fortify?

              A: Help customers and make new ones.

Q: What is your favorite thing about Fortify?

              A: The TEAM! I cannot brag enough about the TEAM I work with. From Phil Guraedy to George Otubu my SE’s, my partners and everyone else that works to help WIN deals.

Q: What is your proudest work accomplishment so far?

              A: Made club my first year as well as closing some pretty cool New Logos for Fortify – but I think being a certified specialist in the entire CyberRes Portfolio accomplishes a Goal I set out to achieve.  

Q: What would you like to accomplish at Fortify?

              A: Continue to take care of the customers I have and continue to bring in NEW Logos

Q: If you could do another job for a day, what would you do?

              A: Me and my fourteen-year old son would be the opening act at the TOMORROWLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL. EDM is Life!

Q: What is a hidden talent you have?

              A: I am a studio drummer

Q: What is your favorite family tradition?

              A: Long story short – There I am in the delivery room – my son is being taken over to the weight scale, I walk over, we lock eyes for the first time and I hear a voice around me that says “THE LION LEADS THE WAY!” This became the ethos for our family. Every morning he and I start the day by saying together, “THE LION LEADS THE WAY!”

Q: Favorite childhood memory?

              A: That’s tough. I guess it was when I got my first skateboard…I have had one ever since and still ride.

 

Blake Porter Zig ZiglerRAPID FIRE!

Q: Beach or mountain lake vacation?

              A: BEACH – Mayakoba to be exact.

Q: Apple or Android?

              A: Android phone /Apple equipment in the studio

Q: Time travel to the future or the past?

              A: Past for sure

Q: Cats or Dogs?

              A: Two furry babies (Dogs)

Q: Sweet or salty?

              A: Margarita with Salt

Q: Early Bird or Night Owl?

              A: BOTH

 

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