Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Graduated from ASU in four years.
Moved home to Chicago and attended grad school.
Wanted to give sales a try, so I started at CDW.
Realized I loved coaching/learning & development, so I worked towards that position.
Was a Sales Instructor for two years, and then a Sales Coach for 2.5 years before transitioning to my current role as a Regional Sales Manager.
Moved to NoVA, and have been here for the last 2 years.
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Career

Regional Sales Manager

I lead our State & Local Government Mid-Atlantic sales team. We are focused on Public Safety, IOT, and all things IT!

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Technology
Government
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

Every day is different...which is what I love about my job. Monday's I'm typically in the office, as we have our team meeting, as well as other leadership meetings to tie off on numbers and whatnot. I reserve Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for travel days, which usually means 2 days in our Shelton office, or in market visiting with customers face to face. Friday's are the flex days, where whatever I wasn't able to accomplish that week, I'll put on the docket to close out strong.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Learn what you can from a technology perspective - it doesn't have to be computer programming or network infrastructure, but anything helps. From a sales standpoint, any coursework you can take during undergrad will put you ahead of the curve as well. I was promoted to my current role with only 2 years of direct selling experience at CDW, but that stems from my work ethic and desire to advance in my career.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"Whatever you do, don't take a job in Sales."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student