Meet Team Iggy: Annie Iezzi

This is a part of a series of posts introducing team Iggy. Meet Annie Iezzi, Chief of Staff!

Talk to me about your background - how did you get here?

My formal background is in special education. I pivoted out of education and into supporting roles in finance and then at tech companies. Iggy is my third start-up!

Why Iggy?

I chose Iggy because of our founder. I knew Lindsay from her days at Insight. And one of Iggy’s advisors is Jake Klamka, with whom I'm very close. I just knew I wanted to be a part of it.

Without using complete sentences, can you describe what’s going on in your life at the moment?

Preparing to welcome our first child. Moving. Dog momming. Building a company. Traveling.

If you could choose a career besides the one you have now, what would it be?

I think I would love to work with my husband on the beach somewhere: he’d teach kitesurfing lessons and I’d handle the operations, marketing and customer service.

Where’s your favorite place in Charleston?

Sullivan’s Island. It’s a beautiful place in the middle of the suburbs with a relaxed vibe. An added perk is that there are cute shops and delicious restaurants!

What quality do you most admire in someone else?

Honesty. I deeply appreciate people who are radically candid and lead with honesty even in tough situations. I think that shows a lot of strong character as sometimes it's hard to just tell it like it is versus sugar coating things (where appropriate).

If you could eat only three foods for the rest of your life, what would they be?

I would eat a traditional Greek salad with oregano, feta, cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes and onions with a side of tzatziki; an amazing Bolognese pasta; my homemade guacamole with a “Hint of Lime” Tortilla Chip.

What’s your favorite clothing item you own? 

Sneakers. Don't make me choose. It's like choosing between children.

What’s the first app or website you open when you wake up, and the last one you close before you go to sleep?

Instagram. Ugh. 

What do you hope the epitaph on your tombstone says? 

Something that captures all of the things that I am and that are most important to me: mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, friend.

What’s your worst habit at home?

My husband would say it’s leaving the dishes in the sink for him to clean… 

What was a formative turning point in your life?

Moving abroad changed my whole life. I moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina and lived there for 1.5 years. And from that decision forward, my life has completely changed (for the better!). 

What is a current podcast that you’re listening to/book you’re reading that you are enjoying or ones that you connected with recently?

I really like a podcast called Dabble Co. It is hosted by a nurse practitioner from South Carolina and tackles women's health issues. It breaks down the topics into layman’s terms so that it's accessible information to everyone.


Singing or dancing?

Dancing

Beach or mountains?

Beach

Tattoos or piercings?

Neither

Weightlifting or cardio?

Cardio

Hot tub or hot spring?

Neither

Sunrise or sunset?

Depends on where I am - I love an East Coast Sunrise or a West Coast Sunset

Fiction or nonfiction?

Fiction

Horror or comedy?

Comedy

Fleetwood Mac or Hootie & the Blowfish?

Fleetwood Mac

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