Jonathan Vimont ’91 growing businesses & individuals

by Aimee Yllanes

Hometown: Ras Tanurah, Saudi Arabia (as an ex-pat!)

Currently residing in Atlanta, GA

Education: The University of Texas at Austin, followed by military service in the U.S. Army 112th Special Operations unit supporting satellite-based communications

Occupation: Director of North American Messaging at Sinch

What is the most challenging part of your work? After we went public in 2016, we acquired 12 companies. My teams and I have to integrate these people, products, and customers. I struggle to be a good leader every day, be respectful of the various cultures, and remain kind and patient. Being more compassionate is a challenge and something I’m working towards.

What’s the most rewarding part of your work? Seeing people that started as interns grow to then manage teams makes me really proud.

How has your experience at CRMS influenced your choice of what you are doing now? I remember Jeff Achey at Wilderness telling me to just breathe and keep going. The view is worth it. It makes me strive to find a deeper meaning in my job. It also hurts because I miss the simple beauty that was the valley in the 90s.

What advice would you give current CRMS students? You are what you eat, be kind; if it was easy, everyone could do it. Take time to smile, it is incredible how infectious and magical it can be. I write WWTD (Ted Lasso) on my hand every week to remind me to try and lead like he did. We loved that series!

What’s been a highlight since graduating? My 15-year reunion, I met my amazing wife, Alanna Holden there.

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