The dirxion family is one of a kind! While our customers get to meet some of our wonderful employees there are a lot of great ones behind the scenes. Every month we’ll be interviewing one of our awesome employees so you can get to know the personal side of Dirxion.
This month we bring to you Mr. Mark Thomas! Mark is our Director of Sales. Surprisingly he went to school for accounting but ended up in sales, how does that happen?! Around the office Mark is usually on the phone with business, in a meeting, or briskly walking by my office to avoid any questions I might have 🙂 ok ok so all that is true but Mark is a really good sport with a wealth of information on all our product lines.
Tell me a little bit about yourself.
This question got skipped, this must have happened before morning coffee (see last question).
How did you get started in sales?
I have asked myself the same thing. How did I end up in sales. A painfully shy guy in high school who did best in accounting classes, but don’t tell my boss. When you end up selling copiers in the first job out of college, suddenly it was game on.
What do you love most about working at Dirxion?
Will this go on my review? It’s a little cliche, but it’s the people. I’ve developed some very tight relationships with both current and former colleagues. Oh yeah and the work/family balance. Definitely helps to be able to get the kids on the bus. Did I mention I have to go pick up the kids.
What keeps you up at night?
According to my FitBit quite a lot of stuff. I really associate with watching too much Walking Dead.
We try to stay active and fit here at Dirxion, what is your favorite workout to relieve stress?
If I was to pick one Dirxion activity it would be tennis. It’s a good mix of player levels so one week can be a relaxing outing and the next you’re running all over the court.
What do you like to do outside of work?
Primarily it’s family time. Personal time is spent brewing the occasional batch of beer, fishing with friends, and most recently getting back into mountain biking. You may think with a max elevation of 1772 ft it might be hard to find good trails, but Missouri has many great trails.
What are you looking forward to most this year?
We’ve started off the year with a flourish of new customers. Our updated Tear Pages platform should have a real impact with our customers. I’m excited to see how different types of publishers adapt Tear Pages to their needs.
Anything else you’d like to add:
Strong coffee makes me a more pleasant person