Meet Melissa, Senior Manager, Information Security, Risk and Compliance
Name: Melissa Grant
Title: Senior Manager, Information Security, Risk and Compliance
QTS Location: Atlanta, Suwannee Datacenter
How long have you been with QTS?
Three months as of December 10, 2019. I started at QTS September 10, 2019 and I am enjoying the journey.
What do you love most about your position?
I enjoy the exposure to various technologies and interacting with people. I love working in the cybersecurity space and the ability to ensure that QTS is secure and understands the importance of managing their security and risk exposure
What led you to this position?
How did you end up where you are today with QTS? I had the opportunity to either stay at my prior company, or leave and explore new opportunities, so I chose the latter and decided to spread my wings. Companies I previously worked for utilized QTS’ Datacenters and I was always impressed with the level of customer service received from QTS. When the Senior Manager of Information Security came available, I jumped at the chance to work for a company that consistently provided an excellent vendor relationship and customer experience.
What is your favorite core value? Why?
I am not sure if I can select just one QTS core value, but I do believe Integrity, Character, & Trust is the foundation for all the other values at QTS. Integrity, Character & Trust should speak to how you see yourself and if your personal moral compass is in check, it allows all the QTS core values to fall in place.
What do you love most about QTS from an employee perspective?
I love the footprint QTS has in the datacenter space, along with the wonderful team members I get the pleasure to work with each day
What advice would you offer someone who is interested in working at QTS?
I would tell them QTS is a good company to work for and they treat their team members with admiration for working at the company, and praise the efforts their team members put forth in making QTS successful.
If you could spend your free time doing one thing, what would it be?
This is a tough one, since I enjoy doing a diversity of various things in my free time. I do enjoy volunteering, reading, gardening, decorating, traveling and seeking activities that are about the overall experience.
What passions do you have outside of work?
I enjoy gardening, decorating, watching or attending sports events, concerts and learning new things
What is your favorite family Holiday tradition?
Christmas is a special time of year for my family and we love getting together during the holidays to play games and enjoy the season
Anything else you would like to share about your life or being a QTS employee?
If I were not in the cybersecurity space, I would have sought a career in sports public relations, or pursued a career in education administration.