Dustin Hester, who has been a part of the SearchKings™ Africa Kingdom since 2018, is off on his next big adventure that will take him all the way to the Big Apple in New York. And while this is a dream come true for him, he will never forget his 2 years and 5 months in the Kingdom, largely because the business’s work culture has superseded all expectations like no other organisation he has worked at before.
‘Your colleagues become your family and we are genuinely always looking to help each other’ Dustin says ‘One of our core values is “We Win, When You Win” and this is the ethos by which everyone at SK lives. When one of us succeeds, we all succeed. Dustin describes the Google Premier Partner as a company that lives and breathes the power of peer-to-peer learning as well as constant encouragement to push the limit. He says this role has given him the autonomy to champion initiatives to drive his personal growth.
Not only will Dustin miss the team but the customers too. ‘I have had the opportunity to work with incredible customers on a daily basis. I have met the most dynamic people during my time at SearchKings who have all taught me invaluable life lessons. I have made connections that I wouldn’t have been able to make if it wasn’t for this job. I am going to seriously miss my weekly catch-ups and discussions with all these awesome people. The experience of helping customers unlock their business potential online through the power of Google Ads has been incredibly fulfilling. I wish all the people I have had the pleasure of working with continued and even greater success and hope that our paths cross again.’
SearchKings™ Africa founder Brett Perlstein describes Dustin as an exceptional account manager who will be missed by the entire team. ‘Dustin strives for excellence in everything he does and particularly when it comes to ensuring his clients win. Personal and professional development is so important to me and core to our values and Dustin’s incredible opportunity is testimony to our commitment to nurturing talent and fast tracking growth. We are incredibly proud to have been a part of Dustin’s journey and so excited for his new adventure. While we are sad to see him go, we are grateful for his contribution to our business and wish him every success in the city that never sleeps’.