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.


Regional Manager

I manage a sales team for SPX

Career Roadmap

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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.

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:


The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

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

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student