Every member of our talented team brings their own unique value. And since they may just be the ones helping you grow your business, it’s important that you get to know them, as well! So, we’re proud to present to you: The Flinnwest Solutions team!
This week: Meet Eric.
What do you do at Flinnwest (title, main duties)?
I am the Sales Manager. I handle all contracts and initial customer contact as well as long term customer development and sales training.
What made you want to get into your field?
I love sales, finding solutions to problems, and developing different ways of communicating to broker understanding. I’m a natural ice-breaker and enjoy using my vast array of random knowledge to form unique connections that facilitate trust, which leads to long term relationships.
Where were you trained (education or experience)?
I attended Sauder School of Business at UBC, but most of my training has come from real world experience. I’ve been a bartender, scuba instructor, tour guide and oil worker; and have sold everything from cars and real estate to chemicals and cemetery services. The majority of my skill-set has been derived from travelling, being put in unique situations far from home that don’t have a clear resolution while building and facilitating relationships between people that may not see eye to eye.
What do you love about your job?
Everything! Proud to have been born in White Rock, I never thought I would have the opportunity to be part of something this fulfilling so close to home. Our environment facilitates learning and development and allows me the freedom to be myself. I find true fulfillment in consistently solving the pain points our clients bring to us and being confident in our ability as a company to handle whatever is thrown at us.
What do you do in your spare time?
Travel, camp, organize social gatherings for family and friends, fuel my aspirations and dreams of undying Canucks fandom
What’s your favourite quote?
“Those who do not learn from their past are doomed to repeat it.”
Who’s your hero and why?
Gambit, he’s badass and oh so smooth.
Top 3 favourite podcasts/books?
What’s the best movie of all time?
Changes daily but Empire Strikes back ticks every box.
What’s your biggest pet peeve?
Cars that slow turn or are just 5/10km too slow in front of you to allow you to drive comfortably
Do you have a nickname?
Crazy Child, Ricky, ETC.
What inspires you?
An undying quest for knowledge.
What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to?
Daft Punk….. Oh my god, I came out a different person.
Where’s your favourite place in the whole world?
Ocean Park/Crescent beach, been lucky to see a lot of the world but the best is right here.
What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now (work or otherwise)?
Getting married to my lovely fiance Bre and building the foundations of my future family.
What’s your favourite swear word?
To say Faaaaaaaaaaack (like the guttural realisation you left something somewhere or were very wrong about something).
Do you have a secret talent?
I like to garden, I also have incredible underwater grip.
What’s your most prized possession?
My close relationships, they are everything to me.
Which animal are you most like?
What did you want to be when you grew up?
What’s your secret weakness?
How do you unwind?
Techno or synthwave (the louder the better!) and cooking a meal for at least 8 people.