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Employee Spotlight: Meet Sanam, Director of Digital Sales

At NetElixir, we pride ourselves on delighting our customers and helping them grow their businesses. That’s why we’ve recently grown our Sales team with the addition of an ambitious individual who happens to love food as much as the rest of us do. In this edition of our Employee Spotlight series, we’ll get to know Sanam, our Director of Digital Sales, who will help us strengthen our relationships with clients and continue to meet their ever-changing needs.

This is Sanam’s first year at NetElixir. Fun fact – she’s been to 24 countries!

WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE NETELIXIR?

“I was a Senior Account Manager at Microsoft,” Sanam said. “I worked with the strategic end of the business, where there were Fortune 500 companies and lots of retail customers. When I had first started working with Microsoft, I worked with small to mid-sized businesses as well as the mid-market segment.”

Learn more about Sanam in the video interview or full transcript below:

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Q: WHY DID YOU CHOOSE NETELIXIR?

A:  As soon as I walked in the door for my interview, I was really able to feel the culture and how warm and friendly everybody was. I saw how fanatically analytical everybody was and that really resonated with me and who I am. I was just really excited to join the company!

Q: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT QUALITY NEEDED FOR SUCCESS?

A: Passion. I think if you’re passionate about what you’re doing, you will become successful, no matter what it is.

Q: WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?

A: My first job was an office admin for a law firm that my dad’s friend owned. It was a lot of filing and things of that nature, which I guess was a lot more glamorous than a lot of my friends’ first jobs (working in a grocery store and things like that).

Sanam making some homemade pasta from a recent class she took.

Q: WHAT PROFESSION, OTHER THAN YOUR OWN, WOULD YOU LIKE TO ATTEMPT?

A: If I wasn’t the Director of Digital Sales, I would love to be a fitness instructor. I love motivating people. I love staying fit and working out. I feel like fitness instructors do that. They help people. They motivate people. They get people excited to meet whatever goals that they want to. I would also love to be a restaurant owner. I’m a huge foodie. One of my hobbies is cooking, so I would love to cook for people and make people happy through food.

Q: IF YOU COULD BE A SUPERHERO, WHAT WOULD YOUR SUPERPOWERS BE?

A: My superpower would be flying. Birds soar above everybody and they have such a beautiful view.

Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE VIDEO GAME?

A: My favorite video game as a kid was Mario Kart. I loved racing everybody. Now, I have an Xbox and sometimes I play Mortal Kombat, but I love taking the fitness classes on the Kinect–they’re awesome.

Sanam working her sales magic at her desk.

Q: WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED TO ACCOMPLISH IN THIS ROLE?

A: Identifying new clients for NetElixir. I’m excited to work with clients and identify what their goals are and make sure we hit those goals, whether it’s revenue or other KPIs. I want to make sure we’re able to exceed our clients’ expectations. Also, I’m looking forward to building relationships with not only clients but also my teammates and peers.

Q: WHAT’S THE BEST SALES ADVICE YOU’VE EVER GOTTEN?

A: “Listen to your clients.” When you listen to your clients, you are truly understanding what their issues are, where their concerns are, and how you’re able to best find a solution for their issues.

Ready to join a company culture rich with knowledge sharing and learning? Find your dream role in digital marketing via netelixir.com/careers.