The Executive Treatment

Marla Goodwyn

Q: Can you describe what you do on a day-to-day basis?
A: I usually start my morning with a big cup of joe and a review of my calendar and emails. Since I have accounts with a national presence, I’ll start making and receiving calls shortly afterwards. Then, I follow up on opportunities with current and target customers. I’m always prospecting, and this helps fill my calendar with calls and appointments up to four weeks out.

Q: How did you become an Enterprise Account Executive? What attracted you to this job?
A: I’ve been in sales since I was seven years old—I sold Campfire Girl candy and won a free week at camp. Since that time, I’ve been very successful in enterprise sales as a rep, Sales Manager, and Director of Sales—which eventually led me to Connection. Over the course of time, I’ve built a fairly nice portfolio of accounts—some I’ve been managing now for 17 years!

Q: Any advice for newcomers?
A: Working for Connection is like having your own business. The effort you put in will impact your success.

Q: What would you be doing if you weren’t an Enterprise Account Executive?
A: I’d be retired—or a chef. I love to cook.

Q: What’s the best part about working at Connection?
A: We are all one big, happy family. I’ve created wonderful relationships with my peers as well as my customers.

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Marla is an Enterprise Account Executive at Connection. She has over 17 years of experience in IT sales. When she’s not working, Marla likes to cook, fix up and resell real estate, and travel.