“I have been blessed with a passion for helping others and a love for people”
Meet Zippy Shell’s social butterfly, Charlie Thorne. It’s not hard to spot who he is in the office. Charlie is our business development guru for Zippy Shell’s moving sector, Zip Move. The one thing about Charlie that makes him stand out is his genuine interest to help others find the solutions they need. The enthusiasm for life doesn’t stop at the office; if he’s not volunteering at church on the weekends or in his community, you can find Charlie playing his favorite childhood sport, soccer.
Let’s catch up with Charlie and see what he’s been up to these days…..
First things first, what’s the last TV series you finished?
I watched True Detective last season on HBO and Eastbound and Down. I highly recommend both shows!
Getting down to business…how did you get into business development?
I have always had a love for working with people, whether it’s meeting someone new or helping others find a solution to their problem. That’s why I love what I do and I’m really good at it.
What brought you to Zippy Shell?
My very good friend Eric Delgado, whom I met 8 or 9 years ago. We both share a great love of life, sales, and everything in between! One of the best things I’ve ever done– and I mean that! It’s great when you shoot out of bed in the morning because you’re excited to come to work or you’re happy when your vacation is over because you missed the people at work.
What’s something most people in the office don’t know about you?
When I was 10 years old I watched the movie Mary Poppins then climbed out of my bedroom window (on the second floor) with an umbrella in hand and jumped. I couldn’t wait to experience the sensation of flying! It didn’t work out, though, and luckily there were no injuries incurred during my flight. It’s kind of a reflection of who I am, I fear nothing.
What are some items on your bucket list?
I want to go see Manchester United beat Chelsea. I started playing soccer when I was about 8 years old and wanted so badly to be playing goalkeeper for Manchester United!
How about when you’re not in the office?
I love to cook! It’s relaxing and cooking for people you love or care about is incredibly gratifying. I also love playing soccer, reading, and driving aimlessly looking at countryside!
Charlie is the Director of ZipMove Business Development at Zippy Shell. His responsibilities include creating integral partnerships for Zip Move and spreading the word about Zippy Shell.