We’ve known it from day one: Without a strong team, Covered will go nowhere. That’s why we’ve taken incredible care in assembling a smart, resourceful, and utterly solid team of collaborative, quality-focused professionals. That’s also why we do our best to celebrate our team at every opportunity. Our employee profiles help us do exactly that. This month’s profile celebrates Licensed Advisor Chun Pack.
Known as a true team player who’s eternally willing to help his colleagues in any way he can, Chun is a beloved member of Covered’s insurance team. His diligent, efficient, get-things-done working style is complemented by his fun, gregarious personality and excellent sense of humor. Unsurprisingly, Chun gets along well with everyone on our team. He’s also great at helping customers with their insurance needs and questions, quickly developing trust and rapport.
Chun’s colleagues also appreciate his directness, thoroughness, timeliness, and extreme amounts of insurance-related knowledge. In fact, they view him as a bit of a brainiac, and appreciate being able to count on him for solid help and guidance in nearly any area. Chun is the team’s Flash: an extremely fast mover and thinker who’s obsessed with learning… and who can always be counted on for some quick humor.
So without further ado…
What is your favorite Covered Core Value (Accountability, Transparency, Collaboration, Excellence, and Generosity) and why?
Collaboration, because I enjoy being part of the process with other departments.
What aspect of your role at Covered do you enjoy the most?
At this point I’m not sure what my role is. I wear many hats and I enjoy it that way.
What do you enjoy about working at a start-up?
The craziness of always doing different things and not being pigeonholed into one task.
What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
A “Buddha Button” in a drink at Jing Restaurant. It’s a flower bud that has a grassy taste followed by a strong tingling or numbing sensation and often excessive salivation. There’s also a cooling sensation in the throat. It’s technically called Acmella Oleracea. When I ate it, I was also on the first date I ever went on with my wife.
If you could only drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I don’t really drink beer, which is ironic because my wife works for a beer company. I am a fan of Johnnie Walker Blue, though.
What are three career/professional lessons you have learned so far?
Working smarter always trumps working harder. Investing in people to help them succeed is a far better use of your resources. Open honesty is the best policy, even if it means you don’t always look your best.
If given a chance, who would you like to be for a day?
Me! Because I love me!
What three traits define you?
Hard-working, laid-back, and a little sarcastic.
If you were on death row, what would your last meal be?
Really good Korean food, like the kind my grandmother used to make.
If you could witness one historical event, what would it be, and why?
Let’s go with two: the creation and signing of the US Constitution and The Declaration of Independence. I believe that they are the 2nd and 3rd most important documents ever created in history. (If you want to know the 1st, you’ll have to ask me.)
What is your favorite activity to do for fun?
Skiing, golf, mountain biking, and spending time with my family outdoors.
What are your hopes for our industry?
That the general public perception of it changes for the better.
You’d like to be famous for?
Being the most interesting man in the world!
What is the most important thing you have learned in the last five years?
Make the effort to spend time with the important people in your life.
What would be the title of your autobiography?
Jack of all Trades, Master of None…
If you could sit down and share a meal with anybody from history who would it be? And Why?
General Tso, because he makes some good chicken.