Updated 6/30/2022. Originally published 6/14/2022. Sales and marketing work hand-in-hand, no matter the type of product or service you are selling. At GreatAmerica Financial Services, this relationship is imperative to the success of our customers. As sales and marketing professionals, it is our job to communicate, educate, and empower our customers to offer financing to their customers, the end user. We thought this would be a great opportunity to speak with the Connected Technology Group’s Director of Strategic Partnerships at GreatAmerica, Jackie Schmid.
Ed Viesturs, a high-altitude mountaineer who demonstrates what it means to be a selfless leader, peer, and mentor, presented to the GreatAmerica sales team, sales support, and leadership recently. Viesturs grew up in Illinois and moved to Seattle to attend college and medical school in hopes of becoming a veterinarian. His first inspiration to become a world-class climber came from a book, Annapurna by Maurice Herzog. The book chronicled the first expedition to summit the 8000-meter mountain called Annapurna. At first a hobby for Viesturs, climbing became a full-time vocation. He made his way through medical school by working as a guide on Mt. Rainier. He built relationships with the climbing community and was often invited on various expeditions early on in his career. Fast-forward to today and he is currently the only American to summit all 14 of the world’s 8,000-meter peaks, and the fifth person worldwide to do so without supplemental oxygen (Ed Viesturs, 2022).
Welcome to Experience GreatAmerica! In each blog, you’ll meet individuals from across our organization as they share their unique stories, career journeys and how they each make an impact at GreatAmerica. We’ll pull the curtain back and share what life is really like here, how our team members contribute to the success of the organization, and what excites them most about the future. Along the way, you may begin to picture yourself here too– owning your future and making an impact.
Updated 6/24/22. Originally published 5/07/17. There is an epidemic of ineffective meetings sweeping across corporate America; meetings that seem to fall short of what you hoped to accomplish. Things may get off topic, or you might leave without knowing what direction to go next, or without having a resolution. We are happy to share some simple tips to maximize collaborative meeting results and efficiency.