When considering a new sales hire, what does one look for? Self-motivation, a will to succeed, tolerance for rejection and a proven dedication to making customers happy for starters. Add to this humor and an outgoing personality and you have our newest Inside Sales rep, Chad Lerette.
What is your name?
(Chad) Charles Walter Lerette IV
What is your current title?
Inside Sales Representative
Tell us a little about your education and professional background.
I went to San Jose State University on a football scholarship and graduated with a BA in Criminology in 2006. After that, I took a year off from school to explore options and started working for Best Buy for Business and Geek Squad. This wasn’t a perfect fit in terms of future opportunities so I went back to school and in 2010 graduated from Keller Graduate School of Management with my MBA in Marketing. I stayed in IT working as a Level 2 Desk-Side Support Technician for Broadcom Corp. and later decided to pursue my passion and get my career focused on the path I wanted it to be on. Last month I was given a great opportunity to come on board with Baynote.
When you were a kid, what profession did you think you would pursue?
What is your motto or personal mantra?
“YOLO!” – JK haha! That apparently is Drake’s motto.
I would have to say my #1 motto I live by is – “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain!” This to me means to never settle for less than you deserve, always strive to better yourself in every aspect of your life and never be afraid to step up to the plate and take on new opportunities/challenges for fear of striking out.
What attracted you to Baynote?
It fit into my career focus and offers a new and very exciting technology that I passionately feel will continue to benefit the ecommerce industry.
So far, what are your favorite things about Baynote?
The exciting and engaging atmosphere that matches the technology they sell, the close family feeling in the work environment and staff.
What are your top three favorite web sites you visit all of the time?
Do you play an instrument or have a favorite sport?
If you could have lunch with a famous person (living or dead), who would it be and why?
Steve Jobs – I would want to hear his success stories, struggles and endeavors along his road to success. A lot of tips and pointers could be acquired from such a brilliant mind. Having that sort of insight would be tremendous at this point in my career.