Giftpack Adds Won Moon Joo as Business Development Manager
Corporate gifting company Giftpack is excited to welcome Won Moon Joo to its team as a Business Development Manager. Won Moon has great experience across partnerships, finance, operations, and data science, and from his home in New York, he’ll be responsible for the company’s business development and sales in the United States.
Won Moon studied at New York University and has worked for a range of startups including HOSANG LEE, Weigend Associates, Opt-Intelligence, quip., and more. He believes the energy and flexibility in a startup really suit his way of getting things done, and the Giftpack culture is a great example of that.
“I think just having a minimal hierarchy, and the fact that everyone is passionate and aligned on the vision is really magic,” he says. “Having accessibility to the CEO, and the aura of their vision for the company is a huge driving force and motivation.
“With Giftpack, just having that clean culture and a relatively small team and a flat organization makes it really special. The specialness comes from the fact that it feels not too special; it’s really normal and everyone is good to each other. It’s really easy to fit in. I really enjoy that vibe of people just accepting others as who they are.”
While the startups he’s worked for are in different industries, and he’s shown skills in different areas, Won Moon’s particular strength is across business development and sales. He’s attended a lot of startup events and built his network by reaching out to different startups and even done cold sales calls.
In terms of a career, however, Won Moon has a flexible approach to following whatever path presents itself to him. He’s open to seeing where things take him, which has helped him to find his role at Giftpack. He saw the job advertised and reflected on how the company catered for a special customer experience.
“My dad got a couple of gifts from clients for Christmas,” he says. “They're not the most crazy gifts, but I think it's more about the memory and the experience rather than the specific gift itself. I thought it was a great way to incorporate AI and gifting. I like to think of it as sending memories not sending products. Yes, it costs a sum of money, but the surprise and the experience is much more valuable.”
Won Moon was born in Korea but moved to Wisconsin when he was 6 years old. He also lived in Rhode Island and New Jersey, before moving to New York. He likes to merge his work passions with his hobbies and is really interested in how the explosion of data affects our daily lives. He also likes the outdoors and would love to improve his beginner’s coding skills.