From unfettered fashionistas to down-home dads, vente-privee employees are an eclectic crew. This week, in the spirit of Father’s Day, we want to give a special shout out to the vp Dads! They give us their all at work, and as you’re about to find out, never miss the chance to have fun with their kids. Thanks, fellas, for your hard work both in the office and at home!
Nic (our VP Tech) and his kids
Our Director of Recruitment, Drew, has two little recruiters…
Dan—our director of logistics—spends equal time with each of his three sons individually in what they have come to refer to as “special time.” It turns out that their special time requests are often the same, as all 3 boys play lacrosse, football, basketball and most recently, golf. Consequently, Dan gets a triple dose of all four sports in a row. Who needs a gym membership when you have 3 athletic sons?
Hugh, one of our software engineers, also has a son who may be an aspiring athlete. At only 9 months old, he can’t say much, but one of the few things he has said is “Hedo Turkoglu,” the name of an Orlando Magic basketball player from Turkey. Hugh suspects it was unintentional… but was it?!
Next we have another one of our tech guys, Gui, and no, his son is not sprouting antlers. What you see below is the shadow of his son proudly clad in a raccoon hat. Believe it or not, he was only 16 months old when this picture was taken, but his shadow makes him look deceivingly tall. Shadow or no shadow, Gui predicts that his little guy will in fact be taller than him one day.
Chris Hughes, our general counsel, doesn’t question how tall his children will be, as they are already grown. The photograph below shows the beginning of their adventures on their first day of school, taken where the driveway meets the road. Each one has since pursued a unique path of his or her own. Left to right - Anna works in an art gallery in Stamford, Connecticut. Alice just finished her first year of medical school in Philadelphia. Jake teaches English literature at Penn State and, while not busy reading beer bottle labels, is working on his PhD. Julia works for an internet marketing firm in the City, but wants to bartend and write about her experiences. Emily teaches third grade in Westport, Connecticut. By Chris’ recollection, his children were never afraid to go down that road because Mom and Dad were always awaiting their return. To this day, Chris still eagerly anticipates their arrival in the driveway.