Meet Mike our Fantastic Sales Representative!

in Meet Our Team, posted 8/11/06
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Mikes Interview PictureHi Mike! What makes a successful salesperson at Network Automation, Inc.?
A successful salesperson should be patient, flexible, determined and assertive.

What's the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is knowing that I can provide a solution to a customer and assist them with questions on it. I also enjoy speaking with different people everyday about a strong product that could potentially benefit them greater, and of course save them time.

How long have you been with Network Automation, Inc.?
It will be one year at the end of this month!

What do you think is the biggest challenge customers face when evaluating AutoMate or learning any new software program for that matter?
The biggest challenges customers face is finding enough time to learn and benefit from our software. Also, the overall robustness and functionality of AutoMate can be quite intimidating for many customers. Another challenge for customers is building logic into their tasks. Customers want recorder functionality that records their logic, but it's impossible to record "logic" into a task. Logic is what's going on inside of someone's head, not simply the physical interaction with a computer. Like any other automation utility, AutoMate is not "out-of-the-box". It requires getting over the 1-2 hr. learning curve.

Do you use AutoMate in your daily activities? If, so how?
Yes, I use it for countless tasks. Some of the things I use AutoMate for are hotkeys and copying files. I also use it to open and close programs and to automate all my sales quotations. AutoMate saves me at least 1-2 hours a day.

What was your previous job title before becoming a Sales Representative for Network Automation?
Well I have had 3 previous job titles my whole life: restaurant manager, day laborer, and tutor.

For someone who uses Los Angeles public transportation to commute to work is it as bad as they say or can you really get around town without a problem?
Getting around is easy but I don't really travel in the city. I just stay within a block of work and use public transportation only to and from the office.

Hometown?
Currently, I live in Rancho Cucamonga but I grew up in Evanston near Chicago.

Education?
I went to the University of La Verne and I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology.

How did you get your nickname Muscle?
This name was bestowed on me by our Vice President of Sales. I actually am still unsure of how that name was created.

What's something your coworkers don't know about you?
That I have a fascination with fighter planes and I also shower three times a day.

Dream Car?
It's not really a car, but one of those big campers. The ones that are the size of tour buses. That would be my dream car.

Last movie you've seen?
Wedding Crashers. I watch this movie at least once a week.

Comfort Food?
Does Heineken count?

XavierIf you could have one Super Power what would it be?
Mind control like Xavier from X-Men.

What's in your CD player?
Well I don't have a CD-Player but I am currently listening to Pink Floyd "Comfortably Numb."

Ford or Chevy?
Toyota

Poker or Chess?
Chess

Paris Hilton or Lindsay Lohan?
Neither. Jessica Alba!

Soup or Salad?
Salad unless Clam Chowder is an option...

FijiIf you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be?
I would go to FIJI hands down.

After hours you can find me?
Well lately, after hours I'm working. But, I like to go out to Opus to unwind.

Fantasy Job?
A Hockey Player

When I retire I will.....
Buy season tickets for the Cubs, Bears and the Bulls.