In honor of National Salesperson Day, we’d like to introduce you to Matt, a Sales Engineer on our team. We recently did a Q&A session with Matt to learn more about his favorites and to hear his best sales advice:
Q: What’s playing in your car right now?
A: Current mix tape includes 21 pilots, Mutemath, and the new Green Day and Blink 182 albums. My go to music is usually Led Zeppelin or the Beatles. The one CD that will always be in my car forever is Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle, by far best rap album ever.
Q: What did you want to be when you grew up?
A: I always wanted to be a doctor; however, engineering isn’t so bad, and I studied a lot of biomedical engineering in college. No matter what, it always had to be math and science related.
Q: What do you do for fun?
A: I’m a big sports guy and love going to most any sporting event, especially professional football and baseball. Personally, I play as much soccer as I can in my free time.
Q: Where are you originally from?
THE HAUTE aka Terre Haute, Indiana. Formerly known as the “Crossroads of America” due to the old-time bustling intersection of US highways 41 and 40.
Q: Which TV show do you never miss?
A: I’m an HBO and Showtime junky, which pretty much started with the Sopranos and The Wire way back when. Right now, Game of Thrones and Homeland are probably my favorites; I even read all of the books.
Q: Describe yourself in three words.
A: Outgoing, dedicated, and tall.
Q: What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had?
A: All of my jobs have been pretty normal. While in college and studying to be a mechanical engineer I worked at an auto shop where they all referred to me as the “Sanitation Engineer” because I cleaned the bathrooms and took out the trash.
Q: Best sales advice you’d give someone?
I’d probably say remember you’re selling yourself first and that at the end of the day people still buy from people. I’m a really firm believer in open and honest selling.