What’s your career background so far and why did you pick sales as a career? Jordan: My last stop before entering the sales world was as an associate director of an English Language Institute at an upstart university in Northern Iraq while simultaneously building a settlement and aid program for over 6,000 Yezidi refugees.
I transitioned to sales after returning to the U.S. because I love the process of blazing a new trail and creating new opportunities.
Jorge: What’s your professional background and how did you get into sales?
Patricia: I am originally from Ontario, Canada and grew up in Milwaukee, WI. I was craving some excitement and opportunity, so I packed up my bags and moved to the Bay Area about 3 years ago.
I worked in retail sales and danced professionally for the NBA for 4 years before transitioning into the tech industry (Go Warriors).
When I’m not setting demos for Datanyze, I’m out and about in San Francisco, constantly meeting new people and making new connections. I’m passionate about what I do and the impact I make in people’s lives, personally and professionally.
I actually began my sales career in retail. I worked as a part-time associate while going to school, and I ended up working every position there was at the company, eventually taking over the entire district as the District Sales Manager.
I made the transition into tech and have leveraged my sales and management experience to be successful in this industry.