Scott Roman

Scott Roman

Regional Manager


SPX Corporation

Milestones

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Struggled to find a career in an awful economy (sound familiar?)
Was offered two jobs at the same time (both through connections).
Took a bank job over the manufacturing job because I thought I was supposed to.
Realized within 3 days I wanted to work for a company that built real things.
Quit, begged for the mfg. sales job I turned down.
Moved upward. Even grew an ugly beard so they would stop paying me like a kid.
Lost ugly beard, got job at Fortune 500 company (again through networking).
16 yrs. there, got marriage, had 3 kids and a house near the beach. Not rich but loving life.
Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
graduate
Graduate
Business Administration and Management, General
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
Career

Career

Regional Manager

I manage a sales team for SPX

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Business
Engineering
Engineering
Accomplishing Goals
Accomplishing Goals

Day to Day

I operate out of a home office, so I have breakfast with my kids and get them to school. I read and return emails in the morning as I get my caffeine. I research business opportunities, call my sales people, customers, and the home office. Throughout the day I will solve problems for my team and my customers. Half the week I travel the east coast, meeting with new and existing customers.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Take a sales job selling anything for at least one year and a day. It will prove to the person reading your resume that you are serious about it. You can even laugh about how bad it sucked in the interview, but you'll demonstrate that you were determined and nothing was going to get in your way.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Take that elective class in public speaking. You may still find it difficult, but it's the first step. You'll be glad you did later.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Business Administration or Engineering
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"You are too young to be considered for that management job."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student