Employee Spotlight

Sortly Employee Spotlight: Meet Ben Flynn

Our team members are an integral part of what makes Sortly a great place to work. Every month, we’ll be spotlighting a member of the Sortly team to learn about their role, their accomplishments, their challenges, and their journey at Sortly. 

This month, we’re spotlighting our very own Ben Flynn. Ben is the Director of Platform at Sortly and works closely with our engineering team to continually improve the Sortly platform. He joined Sortly in its early stages and has helped shape the direction and capabilities of our software. Here’s what Ben had to say about his journey at Sortly and what advice he has for prospective candidates.

 

How long have you worked at Sortly?

Two and a half years.

What does your role entail?

I work with the Sortly engineering team to improve and expand the Sortly product.

What gets you excited to come to work each morning?

The challenge of creating amazing software with a great team of engineers.

What originally attracted you to Sortly? And how has Sortly changed since you joined?

The team was my initial draw to the company. Sortly employees are sharp, hard-working, and a joy to work with; I have witnessed the product and company grow over the last two years, and both only keep getting better and the bar keeps rising for all of us.

What advice do you have for prospective Sortly candidates?

You should be ready to learn from your co-workers in addition to the reverse.

What do you find most challenging at Sortly?

The main challenge I encounter is making sure everything that needs to be completed is taken care of.

What are some of the professional challenges you’ve tackled, the most interesting projects you’ve worked on, and/or your proudest moment at Sortly?

This is actually an ongoing project, but the integration system design and implementation have been challenging and interesting. It encompasses a large, complex portion of our system.

What do you like to do outside of work—passion projects, hobbies, family?

I love to draw, play guitar, exercise, and play sports. I was a competitive rower in high school and college. I love to ski and play tennis.

What is one food you can’t resist?

Hmmm. I’m not really a foodie per se. Turkey I guess? 

Where is your favorite place in the world?

Probably the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; if I have free time I’m usually there. That or Rome—I love that city.

 

Sortly is a SaaS company that helps businesses streamline and modernize every aspect of managing inventory. Learn more about Sortly’s mission and browse our open roles.