Meet Updater: Ian Holohan, Client Success Manager

We’re excited to introduce office jokester, Ian Holohan — he loves making people smile and has a not-so-secret obsession with Gummy Bears. Originally from Los Angeles, land of perpetual sun and In-N-Out burger joints, Ian is excited to join the Updater team as our newest Client Success Manager. Welcome, Ian!

Do you have a moving horror story?

When I moved into my first apartment when I was 19,  I used garbage bags to pack all of my t-shirts. I repeat, all of my t-shirts. When my new roommate saw a bunch of garbage bags in the living room, he naturally assumed the contents of these bags were garbage. And well, you can probably figure out the rest of the story.

What’s your biggest piece of moving advice?

Don't use garbage bags!

What's the largest item you've ever had to carry on the subway?

A 50-pound, 100-watt guitar amp.

How many times have you moved?

Eight times.

You're about to move. What would you make sure to never do again?

Wait until the last minute.

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What's your favorite thing about working at Updater?

The people.

What's your favorite Updater feature? Why?

The moving announcement feature. There are a few random people out there that get birthday cards meant for me because my Aunt Teresa still doesn't know that I moved.

How did you come to work at Updater?

The subway! Just kidding. My girlfriend worked with Updater’s marketing team in the past and told me what a great company it is.

What's the best part about working on a small team?

Helping the company grow, opposed to just being a cog in the machine.

What motivates you to come to work every day?

I like to think I'm helping the moving process be less painful.

It's the zombie apocalypse. Where do you hide?

Louisville, KY — it's always OK in Louisville.

Which actor/actress would play you in a movie about your life?

Beyoncé.

Who do you admire most as a business leader?

Hans Riegel, Sr.

What's your favorite quote?

"Be excellent to each other and party on, dudes." – Abraham Lincoln

What's the first app you check in the morning?

Imgur.

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You have a time machine, but you can only make one trip. Where do you go?

October 27, 1986 — Mets beat the Red Sox in game 7 of the World Series.

If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Power of Love by Huey Lewis and the News.

If you were a food, what kind would you be? Why?

A Twinkie – if no one eats me, I would be immortal!

You can only eat one food for the rest of your life. What is it?

Gummi Bears.

What do you do to unwind?

Play power chords, draw anthropomorphic animals, and try to take over the world.

If you could travel to work every day on a vehicle without wheels (think: hovercraft, broom), what would you choose?

Transporter from the U.S.S. Enterprise.

What's your favorite fast food restaurant?

In-N-Out.

What are four things you can't live without?

Vans sneakers, comic books, my cat, and air conditioning.

What's your favorite Saturday Night Live skit?

Zagat's with Hank and Beverly Gelfand.

Where did you grow up?

First half Los Angeles, second half Long Island.

What are two personal tidbits about you?

1. My last name is Gaelic for short arrogant person (I'm 5'11).

2. I have a tattoo of the bus from the movie “Speed.”

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Batman.


About the Author
Hi, I'm Simona Galant.

I am a former Content Marketing Intern at Updater, which means I helped with digital content and strategy development. When I’m not writing something, you can usually find me eating salt & vinegar chips, advocating for the socks-and-sandals combo, or squeezing a small dog.

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