Hi there, I'm Teather.
(President, COO, and part owner of CubicZirconia.com)
I'm a former Fortune 100 marketing-department employee and MBA graduate who found a better and more fulfilling path as the owner of my own company.
If anyone ever reads this, I hope it gives you a chance just to know you're dealing with someone real!
While my online jewelry business, real estate rentals, and other freelance work I've done in recent years haven't quite replaced the income I earned working for a corporate giant, I couldn't be happier.
My lifestyle freedom has allowed me so many great opportunities I'd never have had working a typical 9 to 5 and tied to a desk. I get it that many folks do that, but it's not a good fit for me. I like to have my hands in on lots of stuff, and if I need a break...I never really liked having to ask someone for it, you know?
Thank God I was laid off-- AFTER the company paid for my MBA! -- because it allowed my decision to turn my personal style and love of cubic zirconia jewelry into working with a growing business helping women look fabulous for a fraction of the price of diamond jewelry.
What can be said about me that hasn't already been said in one way or another on the many pages of our website? Yes, if you're curious about the inspiration behind many of the product descriptions for engagement rings we make and sell... look no further than me (and blame my husband, the writer).
I would say most major CubicZirconia.com projects go through me. All full-time staff hires are my responsibility. Each department in the company reports to me, including customer service, product merchandising, website development, our custom jewelry program, marketing and operations.
So yes, I do wear quite a few hats for the business. :)
And the company has grown 25-fold in revenue under my leadership, serving thousands of customers.
Most importantly, though...if you ask me, I'm most proud of developing the company's 'Better Every Day' philosophy. I try to lead by example so that our team members treat our company philosophy as more than just words.
That's all I have to say for now!
I invite you to meet more of our team members if you want.
Thanks for reading, and thanks for your order from CubicZirconia.com.
"Mrs. Cubic Zirconia"
President, COO, and part owner
P.S. As far as my personal stuff, I really am kind of a private person. I don't share much about my personal life "online" so to speak. I have to admit I sometimes get the heebie-jeebies thinking of a stranger Googling me.
I am happy to say, though, that I am married to the company vice president, and our first daughter was born last year. She's now walking and talking and I'm loving having her here at work with me many days!