Courtesy Colby Pines ’13
Starting Out
Courtesy Colby Pines ’13

Technical account manager at AppNexus, an advertising-technology company in New York City. Major: philosophy.

DUTIES: Trains new clients on the technology, which buyers and sellers of ad space use to make transactions in real time, and provides technical support.

TRIAGE: Clients want their problems resolved quickly. “The challenge for me is not to get stressed by everyone else’s stress — and to triage effectively.”

CULTURE: He wears T-shirts and jeans to work. There’s yoga on Tuesday nights, an indoor basketball court, and breaks for Hacky Sack and push-ups.