Get to know CUSI’s own Nathan Gastineau, Director of Southern & International Sales, in our latest Staff Profile!
What is your job title at CUSI? Director of Southern & International Sales
Summarize your responsibilities at CUSI. Primarily, I’m responsible for generating new business and bringing more customers into the CUSI family from the Southeast corner of the United States and other parts of the globe. Over the years though, I have developed, and now maintain, some internal applications and tools to assist our sales team in organization and marketing. I also spend time developing and maintaining relationships with our business partners, and I work with our President and CEO, Michael Guerriero, on all kinds of projects and analysis campaigns.
What is your educational background? I have a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Mathematics from Arkansas State University, the greatest institution of higher education in the world! Go Red Wolves!
What is your favorite part about your job at CUSI? I love talking to people and solving problems (I’m still a math nerd at heart). My role allows me to do both. If I’m not working to make my customer’s jobs easier, then I’m working to help CUSI run more efficient internally. Every day comes with new challenges and exciting opportunities to learn something new, and figure out how I can use it to help others.
How do you create value for our customers at CUSI? I am constantly looking for ways to make our customer’s jobs easier and more efficient. If they are spending too much time on menial tasks, then I can provide existing solutions to resolve that, or I can push our development team to create new or better solutions. Regardless, my goal is make our customer’s offices the most efficient in the industry.
What are your favorite hobbies you enjoy outside of work? Luckily, I love technology and I work for a technology company, so that hobby is also in my work. Parenting can be a hobby, right?! My most exciting hobby is time hanging out and making memories with my wife and children, We adopted a sibling group of three in 2014 and 2015 I also like sports and I’m heavily involved with my church in leadership roles, small groups, and even occasionally playing drums with our praise team.
Fun fact: I actually used to teach math in high school and college before I came to work for CUSI! Our controller, Susan Cole, even audited my Business Calculus course once and was an excellent student.