Iban is a Staffing Manager in our Salem office. He’s always responsive to our candidates and puts in the work to get to know them so he can find them the perfect position. His hard work is definitely appreciated! Read on to learn more about Iban…

Meet Employee Spotlight Iban Lopez

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?
I was in the debate club in high school and still love hearing debates.

What is your favorite food? Why did you pick this as your favorite?
I don’t know that I have one specific item that I can say is my all-time favorite. I consider myself a foodie and am always looking to try new things.

What are two of your favorite hobbies?
I love to Paddle on with my Dragonboat team and I used to love playing baseball.

What gets you out of bed every morning?
The drive to provide for my family. Knowing where I came from and what my parents had to do to give me the life I have achieved is the same example I want for my kids.

Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give your younger self?
Things will get better just keeping pushing through.

What is your personal mantra?
Be the change you wish to see in the world.

When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A Pilot. I have been fascinated with flying from a young age. I still love it.

What does your morning routine look like?
Wake up at 5 am. Watch the news and get ready for the day and spend a little time with my girls before I leave.

Do you have any pets? What are their names and what are they like?
1 Dog – His name is Niko the Labradoodle.

What kind of activities do you like to do with your friends or family?
This hasn’t been possible lately but going to the movies with my family is something we love to do together. I am a huge movie nerd.

If you won the lottery and had a million dollars, what would you do with it?
My answer is very boring, I would pay off any debts and invest the rest in buying properties.

Before working at your current job, what was the most interesting job you had?
I used to be a Buyer. I worked in the car industry and I had to inspect and evaluate all types of cars. I got to drive some exotics and some rare cars in the process.

What do you look forward to most when you walk into work?
Being able to know that I might be able to help someone get the job that they have been hoping to get.

What is your favorite thing about your job?
When I get to be the person that helps out the person that has been labeled bad. Getting them a job and then they go out and just crush it.

What’s unique about the culture at your company?
The way that people are isn’t an act. No matter who you talk to they are genuine and they will treat you like a person.

What advice would you give to someone looking for a job right now?
Don’t just look at the dollar amount. Make sure that you know who you are working for.

What is your proudest moment at your job?
When I had an employee who had a record from when they were younger. They shared that everyone kept saying that they don’t work with people with a past. They just wanted a chance and show that they are in fact a good person still. I was able to place them with a client that had trusted me to find them the right people regardless. I placed that person in the role and have gotten nothing but positive feedback. The employee later came to me and said that I saved them from giving up hope.