A true French girl, France was born in Vichy, France. At the age of 21, she decides to travel to perfect her English. Boston, New-York… so many dreamy destinations she got to see. She eventually set her mind on the sunny town of Santa Barbara, California. “It was a life call to me. This town is so peaceful and you feel safe and happy there.” With almost 300 sunny days per year, we understand why. And it goes without saying that her beloved grandmother used to watch a TV series named Santa Barbara. “A lot of French people know about Santa Barbara thanks to this show”, she laughs. After this American adventure, she went back to France to get her international business certification before settling down for good in Santa Barbara, where she got a diploma in Business and Marketing.
Her journey at resqme started 7 years ago, over a cup of tea with Laurent Colasse, the president of the company. “Back then, we were only three people working: Enrick, Cesar in the warehouse and Laurent. I started as Enrick’s assistant and quickly became the sales manager of the company.” She is now in a new position as the supply chain manager. “I am the physical link between the sales team and the clients. I make sure that everything goes well and smoothly, by informing, explaining and assisting the clients. I explain the prices, why it takes that much time, which packaging would suit the best their needs, and more.” This sense of responsibility suits her well. Seeing the company evolving is an everyday motivation for her: “We started with three employees and we’re now sixteen- with a real boost over these last two years. Being a part of the growth of the company is really stimulating.” Very sensitive to the graphic environment, she enjoys seeing the website and product packaging evolve and become modern.
Among many current projects, she’s excited about the opening of a new warehouse in Ventura, California and the launch of resqme Europe in France. “The new structure will allow a faster and better service to the European customers by providing shorter shipping times, as well as increasing inventory and product availability and avoiding custom duties. This is really exciting!”
Any challenges? “Of course, and this is also what makes everything that interesting. At resqme, we all come from very different places and have different cultures. Success is making it all work together. Luckily, we all get along very nicely here.” And to give her the extra boost during days spent behind the computer screen, France can count on her best frenemy, Mister Chocolate!