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Employee Spotlight: Marc DesRoches, VP of Employee Experience

Employee Spotlight: Marc DesRoches, VP of Employee Experience

Welcome back to another installment of our “Thrive Spotlight” blog series.

Our featured Thrive employee is Marc DesRoches, Vice President of Employee Experience. Marc oversees all aspects of Human Resources at Thrive and is dedicated to elevating employee and customer engagement.

Marc lives in Dracut, a city just outside of Boston, where he enjoys spending time with his wife, Michelle, and his two children, Morgan and Mason. All with the same initials, he jokingly refers to every member of his family as an “MD.”

Marc is an avid sports fan and the former Commissioner of the Yawkey Baseball League, one of the finest amateur baseball leagues in the country. He also held the position of Director of Travel Ball at the RBI Academy in Boston.

When Marc isn’t watching sports, he likes to binge watch shows like Billions, Your Honor or The Blacklist.

Hi Marc! Can you tell us about your background and how you came to Thrive?

Early in my career, I made the shift from baseball recruiting to technical recruiting. I joined Thrive as a Talent Acquisition Manager in 2017 with a long-term eye on Human Resources. Our CEO and I used to be rivals on the baseball field for more than two decades, and we finally smartened up and decided to be on the same team. I am forever grateful.

Where did you go to school or get training?

I graduated from Providence College with a degree in Social Science, which specializes in subjects such as history, economics, sociology and psychology. For you Big Bang Theory fans, it’s everything Sheldon Cooper would laugh at, but I like people and he doesn’t. Since joining Thrive, I’ve obtained certificates in HR Analytics, HR Strategy, HR Management, and Employment Law from eCornell, as well as a SHRM-CP certification.

What do you most enjoy about working for Thrive?

I most enjoy helping people. As Thrive continues to grow, there are more people to help, so what’s not to like about that? I’m here to serve all of the great people at Thrive, so they can continue to take care of our customers and each other. I work with a great team of people who look at it the same way.

Any recent exciting projects at Thrive that you can tell us about?

I’m most excited about building a global umbrella to help us become OneThrive. Bringing things together from every direction is a constant and rewarding project. Along with this, overhauling the employee rewards/awards has been fun and challenging as well.


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