Sales has been in my blood for over 30 years.
At sixteen I sold vinyl siding over the phone using nothing but a ruler, pen, script, and white pages and was the top salesperson at Albers Home Center in Bonney Lake, Washington. In 1998 I walked into the Seattle Weekly and asked for a job, and by 2000 I won the trip to Hawaii for the most sales within the company. In 2008, after winning the State Farm Home Run Derby business in Times Square, the State Farm Media Director repeats my exact words to Ad Age when I pitched the campaign to the agency.
While I could continue to list the many ways that I have been able to change minds, sway audiences, and generally succeed at what I put my mind to, in summary, my expertise allows me to:
- Forge new roads for innovative media products & create a need where there wasn’t any.
- Devise go-to-market strategies with a will-to-win attitude.
- Navigate uncharted waters while being self-sufficient. (i.e., not a highly resourced individual)
- Assess situations with a keen sense of fairness gained through the lens only an identical twin could know, making me a nonpareil commercial leader.
- Network effectively using my deep Rolodex of ad agency and corporate client contacts, both regional and national.
- Manage and close large deals while working remotely.