Meet LaKesha Wilson (24), President and CEO of SPOOFEM.COM in Norcross GA
Tell us about how you chose your career/business and what you responsibilities include?
I was raised in an entrepreneurial household so I always aspired to own and run my own business. Numbers and financing have always interested me and was the reason I earned my BA and MBA in finance.
As President and CEO of SPOOFEM.COM, I am currently responsible for the development of strategic business units, global sales initiatives and the overall growth of the company. We are currently in the process of developing SPOOFEM applications for iPhones and Blackberries.
Tell us about your company?
SPOOFEM.COM is the world’s largest caller ID spoofing service. The service allows you to dial any phone number in the world and have any number you choose show up in the recipient’s caller ID. SPOOFEM.COM also includes a celebrity entertainment blog with the newest up-to-date entertainment gossip, a spy shop and a Hacker for Hire service.
What are some of the most fulfilling projects you have been involved with so far (include non-profit/volunteer work here)?
The most fulfilling project thus far was taking SPOOFEM.COM public. It was a very challenging process, but I was very happy to complete the challenge solely with record breaking times from performing the due diligence, to taking it public, registering the business, to changing its name. I was able to complete all of these tasks independently, which ultimately shows all of my hard work has paid off.
Are there any people in your field you would like to meet and/or work with and have not yet had the opportunity?
I would like the opportunity to work with every chief of police in Georgia to assist their private detective divisions in finding criminals through the use of SPOOFEM services, by protecting their telephone identity.
What are some of your favorite ways to network?
My life is networking, everywhere I go, I meet people and make contacts. I love to attend events where there will be a lot of people there. You never know who you could be speaking with. Sometimes I would walk up to someone and start a conversation with people who draws intrest to me.
Do you have a mentor- if so how did you choose one another?
One of my previous college professors mentors me. I chose my professor because of his extensive experience and the fact he came from a similar background as I had. I think everyone should mentor and be mentored.
What have you learned from your mentor? What do you hope to learn?
I have learned a lot from my mentor time management, managing my manager, dealing with work stress and pressures, how to make networks, and ways to make serious executive decisions. I hope to learn ways and at what times to you make you company expand.
What’s been the most surprising thing that has happened to you so far in your career?
The most surprising thing that has happened is the day LIGATT Security International, my previous employer’s stock price doubled. We were very pleased with that amazing increase in shareholder value in such a short time.
What do you do for fun/relaxation?
I have been an avid golfer since I was 10 years old. Not only is it a physical as well as mental sport, but I also go golfing to clear my head and have fun. I also enjoy hanging out with friends and traveling as often as possible.
Any parting advice for someone who would like to follow in your footsteps?
Stay focused and always reach your goals. Don’t be discouraged because no one has been able to accomplish the goal you are reaching; you can always be first and make history proudly.
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