Julien
Levesque

Senior Manager, Product Marketing | Product Marketing

What makes your position at SharkNinja unique?
Simply put – I get to interact with almost every department within the company in some way as a holistic “voice of the consumer”. I love that I get to establish relationships and get to know new people all the time. I’m constantly helping to find new ways to connect the dots, making things easier and better for all stakeholders, especially our consumers. We have amazing consumers that give us feedback on our products and I love being able to use that information to create the best products possible for them to enjoy.
What is your personal theme song?
Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars (This is a hard question so I picked a song that I can’t not get excited when hearing).
Tell us three things most people don’t know about you.
  1. I can speak Italian, and before I chose to study business in college, I was considering a career as a foreign language teacher.
  2. I am partially color blind!
  3. I’m on the Board of Directors for a non-profit community organization in Boston called Washington Gateway Main Street. We are a resource for preservation, development, and new opportunities that positively impact those who live in and visit the South End and Lower Roxbury neighborhoods.
What is your proudest moment to date at SharkNinja?
I don’t think I can pick just one! I’m incredibly proud that I’ve been given the opportunities to grow personally and professionally, taking on more and trying new things both within and outside the scope of my role. This has allowed me to move up within the organization. I’ve always had the support of my team and the tools I need to understand and execute my work. It’s clear to me that SharkNinja values me and provides an environment where I can learn and better myself, and I wouldn’t trade that for anything.
What is your favorite SharkNinja product and why?
I know I’m a Shark® guy but my favorite product has to be the Ninja® 3-in-1 Cooking System. Don’t tell my boss!! It’s an incredibly versatile and integral part of me and my fiancé’s cooking routine. On long days or fall/winter weekends we love to throw chili or stew makings in there in the morning, and it just does all the work for you.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I’ve taken up photography as a “creative outlet” – I have an Instagram account for photos I’ve taken of places and restaurants in the South End (shameless plug! @SouthEndBoston).