Susan Young
Susan Young
Human Resources Manager

Susan comes to us with over 20 years of human resources experience. She has worked for a variety of startups in Utah Valley and has gained valuable insights and experiences with each position. She thrives when working for great companies with strong cultures.  She loves being a part of the team, always looking at the big picture, and finding ways to improve processes. Her favorite thing about HR is the people; she loves people, helping them to succeed, and encouraging them to be the best they can be.  She is all things HR and is passionate about making the workplace a great place to be!

All posts by Susan Young - Human Resources Manager

Inside Smarty - Richard OliverArrow Icon
By Susan Young on May 30, 2024
Richard Oliver’s presence at Smarty improves the beauty of our grounds and the spirits of everyone he meets. His life, marked by a series of unique and enriching experiences, shapes his profound impact on our culture. Richard holding his younger brotherRichard was immersed in environments that fostered his curiosity and resilience from a young age. He grew up near the site of the Port Chicago explosion during World War II. When he was at a neighbor's house, he heard the explosion and saw the smoke, and the shockwave blew out the windows of his home 30 miles away!His childhood one-bedroom home also served as a backdrop in the Academy Award-winning film "All the Kings Men.
Inside Smarty - Trey RutterArrow Icon
By Susan Young on October 25, 2023
Today, we spotlight Trey Rutter, our Dev/Ops IT Associate. Trey is the wizard behind the scenes, helping to ensure that our hardware and address data solutions work seamlessly to deliver accurate and reliable information. Let's get to know Trey better. What is the most surprising thing you learned about addresses after joining Smarty?"I found it surprising how a ZIP Code can tell us so much. It's more than just 5 digits at the end of your address. "When you were in elementary school, what did you want to be when you grew up?"As a kid, I had dreams of being an archeologist.
The Meet-to-LearnArrow Icon
By Susan Young on October 3, 2023
Interpersonal skills and how they tie to leadership, teamwork, and business growth is no cakewalk. Yet every business knows that retention of employees is largely contingent upon quality interpersonal skills. That's why so many organizations implement principles and techniques taught by the greats. I'm sure you've heard of Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends & Influence People", Steven R. Covey's "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People", or maybe even "Dare to Lead" by Dr. Brene Brown.
Inside Smarty - Staff meetingArrow Icon
By Susan Young on August 24, 2023
In the realm of corporate meetings that should've been an email, Smarty's staff meetings are different from what most would expect. Employees at Smarty frequently name our weekly company-wide meeting as a highlight of their week. Like many companies, our staff meetings consist of company announcements, and updates you'd expect from any SaaS company. What makes our meetings unique is the lively, interactive, fun atmosphere where laughter is the most common sound and hurting cheeks are the most common symptom.
Smarty Employees Bike to Work Week: A Sunnier CommuteArrow Icon
By Susan Young on June 1, 2023
Last week we participated in National Bike to Work Week! Our focus was to encourage physically beneficial commuting methods that get the air running through your hair. We expanded our scope of vehicles beyond bikes to motorcycles, motorscooters, and even walking. It was a transformative experience as we embraced alternative transportation to work. Benefits of Active Commuting: Active commuting offers numerous advantages for both individuals and the environment. By incorporating physical activity into our daily commute, we reap the benefits of improved fitness levels, increased energy, and reduced stress.
Smarty's Approach to Building Company Culture: Putting the Fun in FunctionalArrow Icon
By Susan Young on April 27, 2023
At Smarty, we pride ourselves on our unique company culture, built on three core values: outwardness, wizardry, and fun. What does that mean? We're doing our best to build a company culture in a way that makes folks want to come to work. Smarty's Mission Create Great Products At Smarty, we specialize in location data intelligence, working with global address and location data in validation, autocomplete, and geocoding areas. Our services include: 1. International & US Address Validation: Ensuring that addresses are correctly typed and mailable prevents delayed or returned packages.