The ‘xu sabbatical log: Cortney Frank


After 5 years of continuous employment, dataxu offers all full-time employees the opportunity to take a 4-week paid sabbatical leave. Just one of the many awesome perks employees receive at dataxu!

To share our xukeeper’s experiences during their sabbatical leave as well as their background at dataxu, we have created the ‘xu sabbatical log’. Cortney Frank, Senior Manager, Product Marketing & Industry Solutions, is next up on the log to share her story on how she spent those 4-weeks. Check it out below:

In a few sentences, describe your dataxu experience (roles you’ve held, things you’ve learned, favorite moments).

I’ve been at dataxu for over 6 years. It’s been like a second home to me. I even met my husband here! I started at dataxu as a customer success manager on the self-serve side of the house and really enjoyed the technical aspect of the role. Later, I transitioned into Manager of customer support – a brand new team that I was able to help build and shape. Then, I pivoted to product marketing where I became dataxu’s first user marketer. Now, I’m responsible for key messaging for TV and cross-device.

What’s your fondest memory about your first days/weeks at dataxu?

I was lucky enough to join an amazing team at dataxu. The team was a small, fast-paced, motivated group who managed our self-service customer base. We truly had team comradery; we helped each other and were dedicated to helping our customers succeed. In fact, those teammates from my first role here at dataxu have since become some of my closest friends.

How did you spend your 4 week sabbatical? What was the best part about it?

Sabbatical was a time for me to unplug and unwind. I did a lot of yoga, took a few cooking classes, and did some traveling. I had a blast visiting family and friends in Colorado—we visited Red Rocks, went to a Colorado Rockies game and saw some live shows in RiNo.