Catching up with Andrea Ouargli, 40 Under 40 class of 2018
Andrea Ouargli is the director e-commerce for Mud Pie. She spearheads the design and development of Mud Pie’s B2B and B2C websites, always focused on providing the very best customer experience. Ouargli has also developed educational tools and resources online for Mud Pie reps and retailers. She recently shared with us some amazing things that have happened since she won the award.
Since receiving the Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Award, what amazing new adventures have you undertaken?
Shortly after receiving the 40 under 40 award, my husband and I had our first child, Leo. Parenthood has definitely been the most amazing adventure ever. And juggling work and family has forced me to become more efficient in all areas of my life.
How has receiving the Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Award positively impacted you, personally and professionally?
It is very rewarding to be recognized within the gift industry. Personally and professionally, it has encouraged me to be a role model for my younger colleagues that are just starting their careers.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
It is hard to believe that I have been at Mud Pie for 11 years. The growth of the company has allowed me to continue to grow in so many ways, both personally and professionally.
What advice can you share with others in this industry about growing a career, business, or network?
Accept every challenge that comes your way and anything is possible if you work hard enough.