Can you tell us a little about yourself and your background?
Well, several generations ago, my ancestors consisted of artists, sculptors, and horticulturists and that always piqued my curiosity and creativity. I would spend countless hours as a young lad creating art pieces in different mediums from wood to paintings, and more. Though I was never necessarily confident in the pieces, my family was always proud of the crafts I shared with them.
Before coming to Gallery Systems, I worked at a private museum that used our software. The experience inspired me from both a business and cultural perspective. I later joined Gallery Systems as an Account Manager for six years, working with both new and existing clients to find solutions to their collection management technology needs, before being promoted to Director of Sales.
As the Director of Sales, I built our sales team to grow our business across various disciplines and geographic regions. I believe that I share the same passion that many of our clients have for the cultural landscape, so it has been a really rewarding journey towards my new role as General Manager of Gallery Systems.
What motivated you to want to become General Manager? Can you share the ways you plan on bringing your unique perspective to this role?
When the position became available, I started to realize that I could make a real impact in the role.
My experience as Director of Sales where I was working with clients from a variety of backgrounds had nurtured my people skills, strengthened my relationships within our community, and motivated me to want to help clients achieve success within their organizations. The more I thought about becoming Gallery Systems’ new General Manager, the more excited I became. Collaborating with our clients and our teams to achieve success comes naturally to me.
It is probably going to sound cliché, but at this point in my life and career, I want to help make the world a better place to live in, and the only way we can achieve that is by doing it together.