Account manager, Toronto
My passion for sales began in retail. After attending George Brown's Fashion Industry Management Program, I set my sights on working my way up at a high end women's shoe retailer. Initially, as a Sales Associate, I threw myself into delivering the highest level of customer service possible and developing meaningful and long lasting client relationships. These efforts culminated in my being given the responsibility of opening and managing a new store location, which included staffing and leading my own sales team. This was where I had my first taste of recruiting. I was able to screen, select, and develop passionate people who also wanted to succeed. I am pleased to say that many of the individuals I hired continue to work there successfully, long after my departure.
I subsequently moved into a business development position with a conference and event planning company where my goal was acquiring new sponsoring partners through lead research and cold-calling. This was my first experience in a business to business sales environment and found that I loved the pace, the research, and most of all, the challenge of connecting people with great opportunities. As the role was inside sales, I did however miss interacting with people on a more personal basis.
When I first reached out to the Sales Talent Agency to explore the prospects of advancing my career, I was astounded by the extensive range of sales roles in so many unique and interesting industries. While also networking with personal contacts, a number of them suggested I consider recruitment – a profession that connects talented people with great opportunities involving lots of personal interaction. When Jamie Hoobanoff reached out to meet with me, I jumped at the opportunity and was in the STA office first thing the very next morning.
I am excited to be a part of the STA team. I very much look forward to working with passionate sales professionals helping them find rewarding positions where they can pursue their goals while also helping companies achieve their recruitment objectives.
For the love of sales!