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Rafael N.

  • Nickname: "Raf"
  • Riding since: 2011
  • Bikes:  '12 Ducati 848 Evo, 1981 Honda CB650C
  • Future bikes: Some sort of dual sport and maybe even a Harley
  • Riding style: Commuter & track days
  • Favorite question: "I have [X] bike... What tire size do I need?"

Before I joined RevZilla, I had worked in the financial services industry for several years.  Sadly enough, back then, if I were to say that I loved my job, it would have been a lie. For a while, I had considered making a change, but I guess I didn't know where to start. One day, a friend and I were talking about our careers, and at one point in the conversation, a simple question came up: “Raf, what is your passion? What is the one thing that you look forward to?” “Motorcycles,” I thought. My career had obviously gone in the direction of banking, and there I was thinking about motorcycles. All of a sudden, I paused, and said, “Motorcycles... I love motorcycles. But I don’t think I can have a job working with motorcycles…”

“Raf, what is your passion? What is the one thing that you look forward to?”

Then, I asked myself “Why not?!” Shortly thereafter, I started looking for jobs in the industry, and during that process I found out that an old college friend was working at RevZilla. I talked to him, applied for the job, and the rest is history. Now, I am happy to say that I love my job and the company I work for. Not everyone is lucky enough to say that. It’s nice to show up to work with a bad case of helmet hair and not be judged, but it’s even better to work with so many people who are passionate about the same thing and teach you something new every day. 

Favorite part of being on TeamZilla: I learn something new every day.