Compass Group is only as strong as its people—so it’s a good thing that we have some seriously amazing people. Here’s your chance to get to know one of the people that makes us altogether great.
Jennifer Scalise has been director of business development for Bon Appetit for five years. The cheese and nature lover shares what she loves most about being a part of the Compass family and the fun ways she chooses to spend her free time.
What’s your favorite thing about working at Compass?
The autonomy in my role to be entrepreneurial but also the amazing support resources that are there when I need them!
What’s the best piece of career advice you’ve ever been given?
Empower yourself to make decisions. If you can answer yes to these five questions, you can typically feel confident to proceed and defend your position:
1. Is it legal?
2. Is it ethical?
3. Is it in your best interest?
4. Is it in the best interest of the client?
5. Is it in the best interest of the company?
What are you currently reading or watching?
I am currently reading “The Happiness Equation” (by Neil Pasricha) and watching “Grace and Frankie” on Netflix.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I love spending time laughing with family and friends in just about any setting. My personal interests are yoga, hiking, biking, boating, traveling and just being in nature.
If you could eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
If you could travel somewhere right now, where would you go and why?
New Zealand – the next trip on my bucket list!
If you could have a super-power, what would it be and why?
The ability to not sleep. Life is short – sleep takes up a lot of time!
If you were an animal, what would you be?
A lion, because they are energetic, strong, aggressive, goal-oriented, dependable, but pussycats at heart.
Why did you join Compass?
I was amazed by the organization as I started further researching the opportunity. Everything from the energy and vibe that was evident in the culture, the humility of senior leadership, the dedication to doing the right thing for the world and the focus on health and wellbeing of others attracted me.
Compass’ investment in truly understanding me as a person and the extensive personality tests conducted to ensure I was a match for the role showed the level of dedication to the employee. Joining Compass has proven to be one of the best decisions in my life. I have great passion for what I do and pride for the Bon Appetit brand and company I represent. I love knowing the significant positive impact we are making in the world through our sustainability and wellbeing initiatives.
I love the complexity and challenge of my role. I couldn’t be happier or more proud of what I do, the company I represent, the professionals I work with, the amazing growth we are experiencing and the tremendous support I am given. It is a great place to be and a wonderful family to be a part of!!