Employee Spotlight: Dean Smith

By Lauren Murray — Thursday, June 8th, 2017 at 11:00am
Employee Spotlight: Dean Smith

As Senior Sales Consultant, Dean Smith is responsible for generating new business for Hannon Hill. Over the past eleven years, Dean has had the privilege of working with over 100 prominent organizations.

Let’s learn a little more about Dean!

 How did you first learn about Hannon Hill?

After I graduated from Miami University (OH), I moved down to Atlanta in 2005 to live with one of my friends from high school and to find a job. I learned about Hannon Hill when I was searching for a job on Craigslist. When I was heading to my first interview at Hannon Hill, I actually got in a major car crash on Peachtree Street and I totaled my car. A couple weeks later, I had an interview with David Cummings (the owner of Hannon Hill) and I got the job.  

 Before working at Hannon Hill, what was the most unusual or interesting job you've ever had?

The most interesting job I had before I worked at Hannon Hill was working with my brother in the summer time.  My brother works for a shipping company that does business with companies in China. This is where I learned to cold call and talk to key decision makers since I was always reaching out to company owners and VPs.

What are three words to describe Hannon Hill?

Talented, driven, & dedicated

What is your proudest moment at Hannon Hill?

The proudest moment at Hannon Hill was during my very first year. I was trying so hard to close my very first deal and I ended up getting in touch with Merck (the pharmaceutical company). They sent a representative to meet with us in Atlanta and we ended up signing them as a new client a few weeks later. We were a very small company at the time, so this deal really helped our company grow and take on more hires.  

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most?

I honestly love all aspects of my job! I really enjoy talking to people and giving presentations. In addition, I occasionally give on-site presentations which is nice to connect with people in person. I’ve now been with the company for almost 12 years and I’m always learning something new every week.

And now for some fun questions…

Describe what you were like at age 10.

At age 10, I was always super active playing soccer and other sports after school with my two brothers.

What is the best book you have ever read?

As a child, I always enjoyed reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Where is your favorite place to eat?

If I could pick any place to eat on a regular basis, it would have to be Surin in Atlanta. I absolutely love Thai food and sushi, and I used to eat there all the time when I lived in Buckhead. The owner always knew my order when I would call in, and I would eat there maybe 3-4 times a week. I was pretty much obsessed with it!

People would be surprised if they knew:

I was on our high school lacrosse team and we went 16-0 our senior year. We ended up winning the Indiana State Lacrosse Championship. I was the captain of our high school lacrosse team and I also was selected to the Indiana All-State team.

Employee Spotlight Dean Smith

Employee Spotlight: Dean Smith

 

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