His job at Kilo Health is to make sure that everyone is happy and feels welcome at the office
“My name is Artūras, but here at Kilo Health you won’t hear people calling that name. They call me San Diego – and there’s a good story behind that,” said Arturas Pronicevas, “Chief Vibe Officer” at Kilo Health.
I was finishing up yet another long shift at the bar and my head was buzzing with thoughts. I was angry, but this time I knew it wouldn’t go away after a good night’s sleep. It was clear that I was done with being a bartender and I needed something new – a bigger, better and more a fulfilling challenge. As I served my last customers, I was looking forward to going home, but my heart sank when three guys suddenly appeared. I explained that I was done for the day and instead of just asking them to leave, I gave them the names of other pubs that were still open in the area and explained how to get there.
One of these guys, Tadas, said that I was an awesome and honest bartender, and he sincerely appreciated the fact that I didn’t leave them hanging. I wasn’t convinced – customers usually say these things to get a drink, despite the fact that we were closed. Then he added one more sentence, which was kind of like a punchline that people use to win an argument: “I think I have the perfect job for you!” Yeah right, I thought – every bartender on earth has heard that sentence hundreds of times.
However, Tadas went on to say, “I’m giving you my number. Call me on Monday and you’ll meet the other team members next week, as they’re just going to San Diego.”
Little did he know, but I was wearing a t-shirt with the words “San Diego” written on it in bold lettering.
I flashed open my bomber jacket and exposed my t-shirt to the group. The expressions on their faces were priceless.
In any case, that is the story of how I got my job at Kilo Health. My name is Arturas, but everyone calls me San Diego. I’m the Experience Manager or “Chief Vibe Officer” at Kilo Health. My job is to make sure that everyone is happy and feels welcome at our office.
Kilo Health’s CEO Tadas Burgaila reveals other side of the story. According to the CEO, in its first expansion phase, the Kilo Health team had reached almost 60 people but the company still did not have a Staff Manager. Tadas himself had done most of the screening and hiring, but with every new employee it was getting harder and harder to synchronise these HR duties with the day-to-day business operations of a CEO.
“At the time, I had conducted about 30 job interviews for the Personnel Manager position, but I failed to find some with an attitude that matched, or was at least close to our own. Then, one day I noticed this bartender who was able to take care of everyone, topping up cups, telling jokes and chatting casually with strangers. I thought – that’s the kind of Chief of Staff I want. I began talking to him and we shook hands, and the next Monday morning Artūras became our ‘Chief Vibe Officer’,” said T. Burgaila.
“Our company is our people, and this is the key that makes us who we are,” he added.
Kilo Health Group
Kilo Health (UAB Kilo grupė) is one of the leading digital health and wellness companies globally, not only attracting talents to join its fast-growing team but also co-founding and accelerating start-ups in a rapidly growing digital health industry.
With 4+ million paying users worldwide (the majority in the United States), strong technology, and a digital marketing platform, Kilo Health provides unparalleled opportunities for entrepreneurial talents and visionaries to build digital health products of the future.
Kilo Health was founded to design the most engaging and effective digital lifestyle interventions that lead to a healthier life by preventing, managing, or treating various health conditions.
Continuously seeking new opportunities, co-founding, and accelerating prospective next-gen products, Kilo Health has grown from 7 to 500 bright talents in three years and aims to become the most loved digital health and wellness product suite globally.
Kilo Health Group
Kilo Health (UAB Kilo grupė) is one of the leading digital health and wellness companies, which is not only focused on attracting talent to its fast-growing team, but also co-founding and accelerating start-ups in the rapidly growing digital health industry.
With 4+ million paying users worldwide (the majority of them in the United States), strong technology and a digital marketing platform, Kilo Health provides unparalleled opportunities for entrepreneurial talent and visionaries to build the digital health products of the future.
Kilo Health was founded to design the most engaging and effective digital lifestyle interventions that lead to a better health, by preventing, managing or treating various health conditions.
By continuously seeking new opportunities, co-founding and accelerating prospective next-gen products, Kilo Health has grown from 7 to 500 bright talents in just three years, and is aiming to become the most-loved digital health and wellness product suite globally.