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Getting to Know Hiya: Javier Muriel-Ocana, Business Intelligence and Data Acquisition Lead

Hiya is not just about helping to identify and block calls in the U.S. We’re all about protecting our international users too! With the expertise of Hiya’s Business Intelligence and Data Acquisition Lead, Javier Muriel-Ocana provides the best international data to Hiya users around the world so they can identify unknown calls with ease.

Since Hiya’s inception, Muriel-Ocana has been providing helpful information, but when he’s not punching the numbers, he likes to kick back, relax, and enjoy his time living in Seattle. Get to know Javier and what he’s all about below:

Javier OcanaWhere is your hometown?
San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Before working at Hiya, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
As a teenager with a summer job, I helped a private librarian reorganize part of his 10,000-book collection, which included Gutenberg dated originals.

What are 3 words to describe Hiya?
Fast-paced and transparent

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most?
It is rewarding when I hear from our users that we have made a small, but positive difference in their lives.

What is your favorite thing to do in the wonderful city of Seattle?
Despite the chance of sounding unadventurous, I lately enjoy walking around my neighborhood and checking out my neighbors’ well-tended gardens.

What have been the most important innovations you have witnessed in your lifetime?
With the Internet and cell phones, a lot of things transformed my life at some point: the introduction of social media, online banking, instant messaging, etc.

Any favorite line from a movie?
If I’m not back in five minutes,…just wait longer.
-Ace Ventura Pet Detective

What four individuals, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most?
…. I’ll have to go with both sets of grandparents.

Where is the best place you have traveled to and why?
Whistler (CA). I had a scary and fun white water rafting experience.

What is your personal philosophy?
[Think of something cheesy here] ### Insert winking face

Want to work with Javier and the Hiya team? Check out our current job openings here!

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