In honor of National Salesperson Day, we have decided to spotlight a member of our sales team, Matt Buttner. In this Q&A blog post, he talks about what he does at ClickNotices and even some personal aspects of his life so that you can get a glimpse into who the person behind the salesperson-persona is.
Q: What is your position here at ClickNotices and what do you do?
A: I’m a Product Solutions Manager. That’s a fancy way of saying that I develop relationships with property management companies to learn about their current delinquency process and see if there is any way ClickNotices can help their current workflow.
Q: How did you get to ClickNotices and what did you do before working here?
A: I used to help with rent filings for a Maryland attorney and when I learned that ClickNotices was a company that makes rent filings easy and automatic, I inquired about a position. I get to combine previous sales experience and my knowledge of rent filings here. It’s great!
Q: Why be a salesperson at ClickNotices?
A: Yes, I’m a “sales” guy here, but I believe in our product so much that I don’t see myself as selling it. I see my role more as an ambassador that gets to introduce companies to the future of delinquency management.
Q: What’s your favorite ClickNotices perk?
A: ClickNotices has a great environment and it combines people from a variety of different backgrounds. It’s friendly and nurturing here. I feel like we’re in this together and I’m not competing against others.
Q: What advice would you give others looking to pursue a career in sales?
A: To be good in sales, you have to believe in yourself and the product. You also have to be willing to do what others won’t do. The best things in life don’t come easy!
Q: What do you like to do when you’re not working?
A: I’m a new parent so my wife and I are learning how to raise our son. We also like to get outside as much as possible.
Q: What do you like about working with ClickNotices that you didn’t have at past companies?
A: ClickNotices is special because you have freedom to explore new sales methods. We’re a startup so there isn’t a set procedure you have to follow. There’s freedom in how you pursue a sale as long as it works.
Q: What do you find most challenging about this job?
A: My biggest challenge is getting a person to talk to me. People have a stigma against sales professionals. Once they see what I’m offering, they want it. The hard part is getting them to look at it!
Q: If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?
A: Being a racecar driver looks like fun!
Q: Top 3 life highlights
A: My three highlights are marriage, fatherhood, and finding sales as a career.