In this Nintex Q&A, we caught up with Quintus van der Watt who is a customer adoption manager on the Nintex team. His areas of expertise are customer adoption and K2 Software support.
Since Nintex’s acquisition of K2 Software in October 2020, Quintus has made an important contribution to how we incorporate customer success and adoption.
Quintus’ colleagues have nothing but wonderful things to say about him. And that was our experience too when speaking with him for this Q&A article where we highlight the fantastic people at Nintex, doing great things to improve the way people work.
Read more about Quintus van der Watt in the Nintex Q&A Below
- What is your role at Nintex?
I’m a customer adoption manager at Nintex.
- Tell us a little bit about your career path and have you always been in customer success and adoption?
Originally, I worked in IT at a little computer shop. Then I tried sales for a while, even spending time as a translator. About 11 years ago, I pivoted back into tech. My career path is ever-evolving.
I originally joined the team at K2 Software as a labs engineer. My role expanded to customer support, then customer support team lead, and now customer success. I love solving problems and helping people succeed in whatever they attempt to do.
- Where is home for you?
Quintus responded initially by asking: physically or philosophically? Bit cliché but I stand by the adage, “home is where the heart it”. I’ve moved around a lot so home has always been a bit of a hard to pin down. For the moment, I live in Sydney Australia with my partner and our rescue cat.
- What is the best part about where you live right now?
The area we live in, Hornsby, is super lush. Practically a forest.
Nature is a big part of our lives. We love exploring the outdoors and we live in a great place for it!
- What’s your favorite season?
I would say winter. You can always put more layers on if you’re cold. When you’re hot you can only take so many layers off.
- What was the last concert you went to?
We saw Tool just before the COVID pandemic hit. The concert was at a small, but packed venue. Certainly, a bucket list item. It’s nice to reminisce about now since there aren’t many events planned soon.
- What’s the next concert you would end up going to?
Classical music or orchestras. We found this “orchestra in the garden” event that we’re super interested in!
My partner and I may look young and spritely, but we are retirees at heart. Last weekend we went on a garden tour. The month of March marks the end of summer and the beginning of autumn for the southern hemisphere. We loved seeing all the seasonal fruits and vegetables people are growing in their small urban backyards.
- If given a chance who would you like to be for a day?
Boring answer, but I’d just be me! Life’s pretty good. Otherwise, I would love to be a cat. My cat, specifically, because we spoil him rotten!
- You win a trip anywhere on a private jet. Where are you going and who is coming with you?
Going anywhere on a private jet? That’s a hard one because there are too many places to choose from! Somewhere adventurous and exotic – off the beaten path. Mongolia, Turkey, or Siberia. I would bring my partner without a doubt.
- How do you define a good work-life balance?
Boundaries. It’s something that I’ve had to learn. Being in IT initially, you get used to working all hours. Then boundaries blurred shifted again with remote work. So it’s important for me to create a space that is clearly my workspace. All of my work gets done there, and when I leave the workspace, I’m completely offline. I try not to cross that boundary as best I can.
Thanks for reading this month’s Q&A with Quintus van der Watt representing the Nintex team in Hornsby, Australia just outside of Sydney.
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