Meet Team Switchboard – Jamil Karim, Business Development & Client Relations Manager

By Meet Team Switchboard – Jamil Karim, Business Development & Client Relations Manager

December 7, 2020

Team Switchboard is made up of an incredible group of individuals who get it done. We’re excited for you to meet our fantastic team. Today, we’re featuring Jamil Karim, our powerhouse Business Development & Client Relations Manager who is an expert communicator and strategist.

Tell us a little about yourself…

I’ve been working in marketing/communications for the last decade. When I’m not at Switchboard, I’m usually spending time with friends, listening to 90s music, or rewatching old episodes of The Wire

What do you love about working at Switchboard?

The people!

What motivates you to work hard?

Contributing to projects that will have a real and meaningful impact.

What books are you reading right now and what’s your favourite book?

I’m about to start The Pursuit of Perfection by Nick Lidstrom, which I’m super stoked about. 

As for some of my favourite books, these three jump out: 

  • Outliers
  • The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s
  • Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE

Tell us three interesting facts about you…

  • I once shook Wayne Gretzky’s hand
  • The actor that plays Victor Newman on Young and the Restless once called my house phone
  • I watched The Matrix for the first time ever in November 2020

If you could eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be and why?

Pizza. It’s versatile, filling, delicious, and I may not need to wash any dishes after I eat it. 

If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?

Hang out with CNN Elections Analyst, John King.

Besides the necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without?

Russell Wilson