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Employee Spotlight: Denis Jacob

December 1, 2022

  1. Describe your education and/or designations?

I have a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from l’Universite de Moncton.

  1. When did you join Scrivens full-time?

My first day was on October 6th, 2020.

  1. What is your favourite thing about your role?

My current role as a technical assistant is a really good match for my skills and personality, which allows me to perform at my best.

  1. What do you like most about working at Scrivens?

I love working with a great group of people. It’s a smaller brokerage and really feels like a family.

  1. What has been your favourite project at Scrivens?

A recent portfolio transfer. It wasn’t easy, but we all worked hard on it for a full year and it was a very satisfying project. It also helped to keep me busy and focused during the pandemic, which was very important.

  1. What is one career lesson you have learned so far?

Trying to be something you’re not is not a feasible long term plan.

  1. Any other comments about your time at Scrivens?

Can’t think of anything.

  1. Do you have any nicknames?

Not really.

  1. What is your favourite travel destination?

Japan. I recently went for the second time in October 2022 and already made plans to return in March of 2023. I love visiting that country.

  1. Would you like to share a photo of this place?

Of course!!!

  1. Favourite Quote?

“Every trip is lived three times: when you dream of it, when you go, and when you remember it.”

  1. What is your hidden talent?

I once fit five gummy bears in my nostril. I don’t remember it, though.

  1. Do you have any pets? Yes/ no

No. Unless the pigeons on my balcony count.

  1. If so, would you mind sharing a photo?


  1. Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Cap-Pele, which is a small fishing village in southeastern New Brunswick.

  1. What is your favourite hobby?

I love to travel, and honestly, doing the research for a trip is almost just as fun as the trip itself.

  1. Do you have anything else you'd like to share? Any other favourites?