Before my current role as a Director of Client Engagement at SEEK, I spent 5 years as a Research & Innovation Consultant and helped clients innovate and ideate by better understanding the head, heart and gut of the humans they serve. Now I use that knowledge and experience to connect the best resources at SEEK (I work with the smartest people) to the clients we serve (y’all are some incredible peeps)… while probably having a conversation over dinner (help me justify treating you to dinner at Alinea or Eleven Madison Park).
I grew up in a “Party of 5” (Jennifer Love Hewitt) from Sunbury, Ohio (3 cornfields away from Columbus) and have spent time in Detroit, Cincinnati and am now happy to call Philadelphia, PA home.
I’ve held a myriad of roles within Creative and Marketing Agencies as well as manually repaired every part of an automobile (thanks Dad), was a Division 1 athlete (thanks brother), cook a lot - and from scratch (thanks Mom), lead a children’s ministry at church (thanks Jesus) and was featured in GQ Magazine for winning a mixology competition (thanks college debt).
Favorite Quote: “Integrity is choosing courage over comfort; choosing what is right over what is fun, fast, or easy; and choosing to practice our values rather than simply professing them.” - Dr. Brene Brown
Favorite Card Game: Codenames
Favorite Stress Reliever: Singing any song at Live Band Karaoke at Fergie’s Pub every Friday (Yes, with a real, live band).
Favorite Rule of Thumb: Listen with the intent to understand, not to reply.
Favorite Podcast: 99% Invisible
Favorite Vlog: The Bible Project
The woman in my photo is Carmela Anna (DeFelice) Renzetti - my maternal grandmother and the matriarch of our family. We lost her in 2004 at the age of 93. She was an amazing human and she truly lived by the Golden Rule and was my best example of how Jesus commands us to live – through a lens of love, compassion and empathy, to everyone, no matter who they are.
A little over a year after she passed I realized that there weren’t any family members left to carry on the Renzetti name. Whenever my mom and her siblings pass on, the Renzetti name (in our family) would be gone.
This name always meant more to me. It was something that I was always proud to be associated with because of the values that Carmela helped instill in us through her faith in Jesus, while also being proud of the legacy that this “only” 5th grade educated immigrant left behind. It’s a name and a family that has built part of my identity and a large part of my personality that I’m proud to say, “yeah, that’s me. And I like it.” It’s a name that I never wanted to die.
So, in June of 2005, with my family's blessing, I legally had my name changed from ‘Zachary Voit’ to ‘Zachary Renzetti-Voit’. I added the Renzetti name to hopefully have offspring that will be proud to carry it on as well.