Welcome to another rendition of Employee Spotlight! In this series, we spotlight our BDRs of the Month, having them answer questions about their experience with AG and their personal lives. Dive into AG Saleswork’s company culture and see how our best business development reps spend their time.
The BDR of the month for August was Alex Schlosberg, who has been at AG since January 2014. He was born and raised in Weston, MA, and he attended Union College for undergraduate studies and Florida State University for his master’s. His major was Music - Opera Performance, more specifically. The classically trained opera singer and sales driven business development rep took some time out of his busy schedule to answer some of our questions:
What’s your favorite thing about working at AG?
The people! It’s a great environment. There’s always someone to chat with if you need a break. The people make it fun to be here.
What is your favorite AG memory?
Even though I was on crutches at the time, my favorite AG memory has to be the kickball extravaganza, where my team won — due to my excellent coaching and not playing. In the rain. With everyone jumping in the mud, and me watching, and enjoying watching it and not participating.
Who at AG has inspired you the most?
Mike Ricciardelli. Even though he’s the DCO as opposed to an MCO, he’s always available for questions and always trying to point you in the right direction. He’s always good with questions, and he’s always willing to reach out to clients to help streamline the process. He’s also great at handling those sales prospecting questions, like what’s a good response to an email, or how do you respond to certain objections. He’s been really good.
What have you learned most from working at AG?
Best practices in sales. This was new to me when I started. It didn’t take long for me to feel comfortable doing it, which was really a great thing. I had zero experience in sales, let alone cold calling, so it’s been a great learning experience.
What are some of your favorite hobbies outside of work?
Opera, of course. But I also coach baseball. I coach a team of 15-year-olds out of Wayland. Yup, I get to hang out with 15-year-olds. I love baseball, so no complaints about that.
What was your childhood dream job?
Baseball player, of course! I was always into baseball since I could walk, so that was always the dream. But obviously that’s not for everyone, however I still play baseball.
Do you have any pets?
No, but my parents have our dog. It’s an Irish wolfhound; they’re huge! I love dogs, and I’m definitely a dog person.
What is one thing people might be surprised to learn about you?
Being an opera singer, that’s probably what I get the most weird looks about. People are like, “You don’t look like a singer,” and I don’t really know what that means. When I tell people I sing opera, they sort of give me a lot of weird looks. And then they always ask, “Can you sing for me?” and I’m like, “No, you gotta earn that.”
Favorite sports team?
I have a lot of favorite sports teams. All the Boston teams. Maybe the Bruins just because they’re the only ones that are good right now. Or at least, we hope they’re going to be good. There’s also Union, my undergrad hockey team. I’ve always been a big fan since I started there, and they’re defending national champions in college hockey. Florida State, my grad school, is defending national champions for football. I have a lot of teams to root for at the moment.
Have questions for Alex? Let us know in the comments! Stay tuned for the next BDR of the Month and Employee Spotlight!