6 Questions with Lana McKee from Zenlayer

TBI celebrates notable industry leaders and professionals making an impact in telecom. Learn more about Woman of the Channel, Lana McKee, from Zenlayer.

Lana is Senior Channel Marketing Manager at Zenlayer Inc. She is a technology enthusiast and has worked with major vendors and starts up that have and are driving innovation and change to the world. Formative years at Genesys, in startup mode have stood the test of time as new and innovative leading-edge technologies change the world we live in. A Moscow native graduate that has lived in the Bay for many years but also having lived and worked across Europe she is an international citizen of the world


What do you love about your job?

I love the feel of a diverse, inclusive and dynamic startup environment that encourages creativity and gives authority as well as responsibility in equal measures, to get things done. The energy and vibrancy is contagious and being surrounded by passionate, enthusiastic and culturally diverse, goal-oriented colleagues make the tough days that little bit easier to deal with.


What do you like about working with TBI?

When Geoff Shepstone says, “his partners tell him that the TBI team is the most knowledgeable and most responsive professionals they have ever done business with”, it is not a throwaway statement - it is proven time and time again. That is why we are delighted to be working with TBI and benefiting from the help they are providing to grow our business.

Favorite Quote: 

Optimistic people see opportunity in every difficulty, whereas a pessimist only sees the difficulty in every opportunity” - Winston Churchill

What is a key tidbit you give to others? 

Never let other peoples’ negativity shape your thinking or stifle your ambition. Surround yourself with positive people and great things CAN and WILL happen.

Favorite vacation/getaway destination? 

I love the entire Champagne region in France and a secret hideaway called Le Chateau d Etoges. However, it is a long way from the Bay Area so for shorter trips Auberge Du Soliel in Napa is a pretty good backup!

Do you have a goal outside of your career that you'd like to achieve?

I want to travel on the Orient Express from Paris to as far as it will take me back in time.


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