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Why I Joined Ordergroove: Balraj Jutla, Agency Partnerships

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We connected with Balraj Jutla, who manages Agency Partnerships at Ordergroove, for a Q&A to discuss why he decided to join the team.

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Q: What is your current role at Ordergroove and high level responsibilities?

I manage Agency Partnerships at Ordergroove. I build and maintain relationships with the best eCommerce agencies in the world to help them and their clients succeed with Ordergroove’s Platform.
Q: What led you to join the team at Ordergroove?  What there anything that stood out that ultimately impacted your decision?
Ordergroove presented an opportunity to build a Partner Program from the ground up. It allowed me to do so with a stellar team and with colleagues whom I forged strong relationships with during my time in eCommerce.
Q: What was your background prior to joining?
Prior to joining Ordergroove, I was at Shopify for close to 6 years, leading a Solutions Engineering team growing their enterprise offering, Shopify Plus. I worked closely with the Partner team, helping onboard a number of world class eCommerce Agencies to the Platform. I am also an eCommerce merchant - I co-founded a craft brewery called Lost Craft and we have since expanded to Tequila and Spirits and yes, we use Ordergroove! Before that, I got my start in eCommerce founding my own web agency focusing on the Sporting Goods and Sports & Entertainment verticals, working with clients such as Wal-Mart and the NHL (National Hockey League).
Q: Is there anything you can share about the interviewing and onboarding process?
I found the interview process to be very well organized and welcoming. It gave me the opportunity to meet several members of the team across different roles - which allowed me to understand the culture and values at Ordergroove.
Q: What are you excited to tackle first at Ordergroove in terms of any specific projects or initiatives?
I’m excited to re-connect with Partners in the ecosystem and launch some great success stories in the Relationship Commerce space together!
Q: Any interesting first impressions about the company that you can tell us since joining?
Everyone is super friendly and willing to help! I also love the style of our All Hands meetings - there is a real sense of community!
Q: What makes working at Ordergroove unique compared to other companies you’ve worked at?
I’ve had the privilege of working at some amazing companies with great people and culture. Ordergroove definitely gives me those vibes, but what makes Ordergroove unique is that even though the majority of teams are remote, everyone across all roles are strongly aligned to the goals of the organization.

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