Business Development Representative, Toronto
As far back as I can remember, I knew I was going to work in sales. This became clear to my mother when, as a seven-year-old, I attempted to sell my uneaten packed lunch back to her for a dollar. Three years later, at ten, I opened my first business as a tea bag sales man out of my locker at school: Josh’s Little Tea Shop. I undercut my competition (the school cafeteria) by fifty cents and made a pretty penny. Unfortunately, I was ultimately forced to close shop when the principal caught wind of my lucrative success. But I did not let this setback deter me. On the contrary - my passion for sales continued to grow.
Over the years since, I have developed my business orientation and sales abilities obtaining my degree in Leadership and Organizational Management at the University of Guelph, and holding a variety of positions in Canada and the UK. I excelled in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment when I was the team leader of a group of sales representatives. I exercised my judgment daily and made calculated decisions to benefit my team, while remaining an inspiring exemplar, as I held myself accountable for their success. Having the confidence to be adaptable and personable was key in my role as Marketing Specialist at a leading internet security company. As an Anti-money Laundering Analyst, I learned the importance of detail-orientation and precision. I later applied all these skills as manager of a yacht detailing company, significantly increasing clientele and profitability. Most recently, I was Sales Director of a cold-pressed juice company, where I honed my expertise in cold-calling and presenting.
When I’m not selling, you’ll typically find me in the kitchen experimenting with recipes. I grew up in Toronto, so it’s only natural that I’m a serious foodie and wine-lover. I’m also an avid and adventurous traveler, as I love learning through experience, meeting new people, taking on unfamiliar challenges, and pushing my comfort zone. I am extremely excited to do all of these things as a member of the Sales Talent Agency team. After all, what better way to honour my love of sales than to work with the best sales recruiting agency in Canada? I look forward to contributing to their success, and to yours.
For the love of sales!