Business Development Executive
What do you do at IT Resource and what certifications do you hold? Senior Account Executive and I have sales related certifications in VMware, Veeam, Cisco, Microsoft, KnowBe4, Nutanix, Sophos, and Arctic Wolf.
When did you start working at IT Resource? February 6th, 2012
Tell us something your colleagues don't know about you: My first BS was in Health, Education and Consumer Sciences and I taught preschool, Kindergarten and 4th grade before switching my career to sales in my early 20’s.
What's the most interesting job you've ever had that was not IT related? It was being a waitress at both a family restaurant and a fine dining restaurant. I think this was the most interesting because I met so many different people in a variety of careers, influences, lifestyles, and family styles. People that were co-workers and regular customers became lifelong friends! Each experience in this realm taught me many life skills in addition to how to deal with a lot of different personality types. It really gave me preparation for the rollercoaster of life!
What was the last book you read? "Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart" by Dr. Gordon Livingston and "Never Split the Difference" by Chris Voss. I like to read to learn in both the self-help arena and the sales journey.
What's one thing you can't live without? Laughter and Hugs
If you could meet one famous person, dead or alive, who would it be? Ben Carson because I would like to hear more of his perspective on the USA.
What's your favorite movie of all time? I have so many but, "It’s a Wonderful Life" and "Gone With The Wind" are two of my favorites.
What's the best place you've ever travelled to? Italy, England, Jamaica, and Hawaii
What do you consider to be your greatest success in life so far? My children
What's the best piece of advice you've ever received? "Do your best, keep trying & play fair" (my Dad’s golden rules). Also, "take care of yourself" which were words of wisdom from my Mom.
When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up Something to do with science and helping people… In a way, life is a science of sorts, and I have always tried to help people in every way that I could. After the loss of my 23 year old daughter in 2016, I formed a 501(c)3, on Facebook it's Meghan’s A.R.M.Y. (Addiction Recovery Movement 4 Youth), and the website is www.meghansarmy.org. Now I put so much of my spare time into helping families learn about addiction, connecting them with educational materials and resources, and trying to reduce the stigma connected to this disease. So in a roundabout way, I feel that I have accomplished this goal.