27 Sep Get to know: Laura Mercy
Meet Laura, FoodMesh’s Head of Finance. When she’s not busy tracking, analyzing and modelling financial information for FoodMesh, chances are you’ll find her on her paddle board or taking in the view at Spanish Banks.
Find out why she could spend her whole life eating nothing but Italian food, and her top tip for keeping her carrots crispy!
When you started working at FoodMesh
What you do at FoodMesh
I track, analyze and model financial information to support FoodMesh’s business strategy.
The top three values that drive you
Where you were born
Where in the world have you lived, outside of Canada
Your top tip for reducing food waste
Your favourite place to visit in the town/city you currently live
Your favourite thing about the job
Knowing that what we do at FoodMesh has an impact on our community and environment is what gets me fired up. Every day brings a new challenge and working with a brilliant team to solve it is always very rewarding and motivating.
Your favourite way to use up food in your fridge
I make veggie bowls with everything. I use a few leftover grains, roast the stuff that’s past its prime, blitz the herbs into a dressing and voila! A tasty and healthy dinner.
If you could eat only one cuisine for the rest of your life, it would be…
Italian, no doubt. I love everything about it, the freshness of the veggies, the decadence of the cheese, and oh the rich ice cream.
How you like to recharge
Your favourite quote
Who inspires you, and why
The most important lesson you’ve learned in your career to date
Listen. To your team, to your customers, to yourself.
The best advice you were ever given
My mom told me as a kid, “Lookup, you’ll find treasures that you wouldn’t have seen by just staring at the ground.”
To this day, it comes true every time.
A fun fact about you
I ran a marathon just to see if I could do it. I finished, but I will never do it again!