Jack Jayilian recently celebrated a five-year milestone with us at Somerville. For those who don’t know him, here’s a little Q&A to get you acquainted!
Q: First, tell us a little about your role at Somerville.
I have multiple roles at Somerville; I manage the Notebook Program Technicians (the dream team), look after some aspects of our notebook repairs ticketing system called myFLO, am the technical lead for NBP schools and sales lead for NBP schools with the aim to grow the business. Plus, much more that I don’t want to bore you with.
Q: What’s been a highlight of your time at Somerville so far?
Seeing our notebook program sales grow year by year has been a highlight. But, most satisfying is being seen in the industry as having the best and most professional Notebook Program Team in the industry.
Q: What’s your favorite travel memory?
Would have to be the sports tour I went on with a few mates in 2019. We started in Los Angeles, watched Lakers v Clippers NBA opening night followed by Las Vegas for Ice Hockey and a few drinks. The next leg was San Francisco where we watched the mighty 49ers in the NFL. The highlight of the whole tour was when we topped it all off with 5 nights in Cancun, Mexico, being treated like celebrities in the resort.
Q: What was your earliest favourite song?
Tough one, I remember Rock the house – D.J Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince & Billy Jean – Michael Jackson was both on repeat in the old trusty tape player.
Q: What is your favourite pastime?
3 on 3 basketball with mates.
Q: What was one of your earliest jobs? And the biggest thing you took from it?
Computelec as a 16-year-old work experience kid. The biggest thing I took from that time was to be patient, listen, work hard…and stay away from marketing! I still have nightmares of database clean-up.
Q: What’s a secret skill you have that most people don’t know about?
NBA2K22 PlayStation 5 Skills.
Q: What’s something about your life that most people don’t know?
I’m pretty much an open book, I share most things in my life to all friends and family. Something I don’t talk much about is the year my family lived in Cyprus waiting for our Visa to migrate to Australia, even though I was young and don’t remember much, I know it was hard on my parents.
Q: What’s your favourite family tradition?
Sharing holidays with my brothers and their family. Easter at mine, Christmas at my oldest brother’s and New Year’s Eve at brother number 3’s house.
Q: What’s something you’re most proud of in your life?
The family my wife and I have created. Jessica, James and Jacinta are what I’m most proud of most.