The Celero Commerce executive team created the Duffy Leadership Award in honor of the late great Michael P. Duffy, innovative fintech leader and early career mentor to many at Celero. This peer-driven award celebrates those who exemplify core Duffy values, such as performance, respect, and humility. We’re excited to announce the 2021 fourth quarter recipient of this award: Senior Technical Support Engineer, Robert Davis.
Robert is a true culture carrier who displays selflessness and an eagerness to help others daily, even when working remotely in Texas. He embodies the Duffy spirit by not only delivering high performance, but always doing so with genuine care. Robert even volunteered to help train a new hire in Tech Support by inviting them over to his home office for the first couple of weeks to work side-by-side.
“Robert’s willingness to collaborate with the team on an array of service types makes him an exceptional Senior Tech,” said Jorge Torres, Senior Vice President of Operations. “He frequently takes it upon himself to learn new products and technologies, and is always first to share his knowledge with the rest of the team.”
Since starting at Celero last year, Robert has been eager to help out anywhere he can. He has an expert understanding of terminals, gateways, and point-of-sale systems, to name a few technologies. Robert takes pride in helping our merchant and financial institution partners, always doing so with a warm greeting and positive disposition. He has also helped us recruit other outstanding employees to work at Celero.
“Robert leads with the core Duffy value of servant leadership,” said CEO Kevin Jones. “Despite being states away from his teammates, Robert really encourages a culture of collaboration and mutual support.”
The Michael P. Duffy Leadership Award is based entirely on peer nominations. It is awarded to those who go above and beyond for their teammates, performing at an elite level while exhibiting core company values like selflessness and teamwork.
Robert will join his fellow cohort of 2021 Duffy Award winners at the second annual Duffy Leadership Summit in 2022. This multi-day event is a celebration of top performers at Celero and an opportunity to discuss important issues. It brings together the top 10 percent of performers across all departments, plus all 2021 Duffy Award recipients. We wouldn’t be surprised to see a special guest speaker show up, or perhaps some signature Nashville entertainment.
Robert Davis will receive a commemorative Duffy Award plaque, following in the tradition of 2020 winners Nicole Becher, Abigail Lucier, Karo Torosyan, Spencer Ellis, Kristia Poppe, and Lea Telonis, and fellow 2021 winners Kim Henley, Marcia Ortez, Jake Speltz, and Ashley Faszczuk. The next Duffy Award winner will be announced in spring of 2022.