Meet Michael Daniel, Sales Development Representative, Charlotte

January 7, 2019

Tell us about yourself in form of a meme or gif:

Tell us about yourself within 2 truths and a lie:

  • I attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Georgetown University.
  • I was a professional baseball player.
  • I was born in Hawaii.

What is your single most favorite food?

My Mom’s and Grandmother’s Jambalaya.

If you could have any dream guest attend dinner with you, who would it be and why?

Muhammad Ali because of the great impact he had on society, both athletically and socially. I’ve always admired his courage and willingness to sacrifice his Heavyweight Championship in order to hold true to his beliefs and values. Then, after being banned from boxing for over 3 years, he reclaimed his championship status. I would love to converse with him about his mentality throughout that entire experience.

What has you most excited about joining the Zenefits team?

I am most excited about working with a team of great people within a great culture, as we all work toward our common goals for Zenefits.

Who inspires you? Why?

My parents inspire me. They are amazing parents and and have always been very supportive of my and my brother’s dreams, while exemplifying high character, dedication, responsibility, leadership, and love.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? Who gave you that advice?

The best advice I’ve ever received came from my mom: “Live with gratitude and focus your energy on the current moment.”

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

In my free time I enjoy playing sports, streaming some of my favorite shows, and reading. I also enjoy going out to eat.

What does a perfect Saturday look like to you?

A perfect Saturday for me is spending time with my family.