Meet Brandon: the Ruler of Recruiting
By Sift /
15 Sep 2017
This post is part of a weekly series in which we get to know Sifties.
Brandon Sligh is a Recruiting Lead who has been with Sift Science for a year and three months. If he could be any animal, he’d be a labrador in a loving family, because they have a ton of energy, are family dogs, are good with everyone from kids to other dogs, and are loyal(ish). They’re really the all-purpose dog.
What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?
Pizza. I’ve been enthusiastically eating pizza all this past year, in part because I’ve gone three years without my favorite pizza place in Texas. It’s a conservative guess to say that I’ve had at least one pizza a week for the last 52 weeks.
Round Table is my favorite go-to pizza, but a new favorite is The Star on Grand in Oakland. I usually order half pepperoni and half Hawaiian, which also accommodates my girlfriend’s favorite topping. I’m not sure exactly when my love of pizza really began — my mom said that she didn’t crave or eat too much pizza when she was pregnant with me, but she was eating pizza when her water broke.
Where’s your favorite place to be?
On a golf course. In the past year, I’ve really worked on lowering and maintaining my handicap, and have gone from 13 to 6 in the last six months. I love how you’re competing against yourself when you’re golfing. I also like that it’s a social game, and that you’re outdoors.
What was your first car?
A 1998 metallic emerald green Suzuki Sidekick that I called Yoshi, because it resembles Yoshi. I grew up in a neighborhood where kids got brand-new nice cars, so mine wasn’t the coolest around – but it had an amazing stereo system and all my friends wanted to ride in it. It kind of because the group car.
What was your first job?
I was a clerk at Longs Drugs (before it became CVS), working the cash register, stocking shelves, mopping floors, and cleaning the bathrooms. I didn’t like it, but at 15 years old I needed my own spending money to go to the movies and go bowling. It ended up being a great learning experience for customer service.
When did your love and appreciation for golf start? What’s your favorite course you’ve played?
It became an interest and hobby of mine when I was around 12 years old. I remember watching Tiger Woods at the height of his career as an African-American athlete, when it seemed like he was winning every weekend. He brought “cool” to golf. After that, I got my first set of clubs and took lessons.
My favorite course that I’ve played is Spyglass Hill Golf Course in Carmel. It’s ranked among the top 25 public golf courses in the country.