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Meet the ExtraHoppers: Mike Kelly and Emily Griffin

Learn more about Mike and Emily and how they launched their careers at ExtraHop.

Millennials are the fastest-growing generation in the workforce, and at ExtraHop, we're dedicated to growing and mentoring young talent. Which is why we're proud to have been named one of Wealthfront's Top Career-Launching Companies for a second consecutive year. Let's get to know two ExtraHoppers, Mike and Emily, who both kick-started their careers as interns and are now bonafide employees doing impactful and innovative work on a daily basis.

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As a UX designer on the product team, Mike works closely with product managers, engineers, solutions teams, and customers to ensure the ExtraHop UI delivers valuable insights while being easy and efficient to use. He researches and plans new features, explores design solutions, iterates on mockups and prototypes, and performs usability testing to polish the experience.

Q: How would you describe the company culture?

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A: In the office, ExtraHop has a reputation for being "seriously fun." Across all teams, everyone is committed to helping our customers succeed and having fun along the way. There are always new activities mixed in with work, from creative Halloween costumes and outrageous April Fools pranks, to regular ping pong matches and the occasional indoor dodgeball tournament, to kegs and karaoke.

Q: What makes ExtraHop unique?
A: Behind our amazing technology is an amazing group of people, all of whom are passionate about the success of the company and supportive of one another. The amount of ingenuity, hard work, achievement, and humility in this company never fails to impress me.

Q: What's it like working at ExtraHop?
A: Besides the people, what attracted me to ExtraHop as a student looking for an internship, was the opportunity to work on challenging design problems that involve manipulating, visualizing, and scaling a rich set of time-series metrics. It's very satisfying to work on a UI that customers use to pinpoint crucial problems in their IT environment and that some teams even display 24/7 on huge screens in their operations center.

Q: What fictional character would you be, and why?
A: I definitely have to go with Rick from "Rick and Morty" so I could travel the multiverse, watch inter-dimensional TV, and take Roy off the grid.


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Over the last seven years, Emily has held a variety of roles at ExtraHop. As the company's first intern, she assisted the early Sales and Marketing teams by running email campaigns, researching prospects, and creating sales decks. She then transitioned into Sales Operations, working with the CFO and SVP of Sales to scale operations by implementing a CRM system and developing a suite of reporting tools. Now, as the manager of the IT Applications department, Emily reports to the CIO and manages a team of developers building and implementing tools to help the sales and marketing teams meet their goals.

Q: How would you describe the company culture?
A: If I had to boil it down to one thing, I would say ExtraHop has a learning culture. There are new learning opportunities across the company everyday.

Q: What makes ExtraHop unique?
A: The drive to do what is right. Not everyone always agrees on how to solve a problem, or even what the problem is. But across the board, everyone wants to do what is right for the company and our customers.

Q: What's the most important lesson you've learned at ExtraHop?
A: It's okay to be wrong. As Miss Frizzle says, "Take chances, make mistakes, and get messy!"

Q: Do you have a mentor at the company? How has that impacted your experience?
A: I've had two: CFO Palvi Mehta and CIO John Matthews. These two couldn't be more different, but I've gained invaluable knowledge from each of them. Having a tight working relationship with Palvi, and John has afforded me a greater understanding of what matters at an executive level and I am a better leader for it.

Q: What's it like working at ExtraHop?
A: I love the satisfaction of having built something successful. It's what keeps me coming back day-in, day-out. I am immensely proud of the company we've built and am really excited to take it to the next level.

Q: What fictional character would you be, and why?
A: I would go with Daenerys Targaryen because she is strong, knows what she wants, and out-maneuvers pretty much everyone that comes her way. And also, dragons.

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