A Day in the Life of a BDR with Tony Brooks

Avionos employees are passionate about contributing to the success of their company, no matter what obstacles are presented to them. As a Business Development Representative, it is important to be creative in finding ways to connect with new clients and build a pipeline of opportunities in the areas of Strategy, Experience Management, Commerce, and Integrated Marketing. Senior BDR Tony Brooks exhibits the persistent, entrepreneurial spirit that makes for a successful career in enterprise technology sales. Let’s hear more from Tony: 


Give me a brief background on your career, where you’re from, and your favorite way to spend your time outside of work.

I worked at Quicken Loans as a mortgage officer for four and a half years. Then in 2019 I went to Yelp for a year before moving to Avionos in January 2020, joining as a BDR. I was recently promoted to Senior BDR. Outside of work, I enjoy writing and listening to both standup comedy and music.


Why did you want to become a BDR?

My family has owned a small business since World War II, so I was interested in pursuing a similar career that allowed me to work with businesses while making a direct impact. Being a BDR allows me to be directly involved in the business. Additionally,  I can help people while learning something new everyday. This makes me more well versed on many aspects of the business and well rounded. 


What drew you to joining the ATeam?

I was drawn to joining the ATeam because it was a growing company that values its employees. Your opinion will always be heard and valued. 


What skills do you think help you succeed the most at Avionos?

My grit. I am very passionate about what I do at Avionos. Knowing that I have responsibilities outside of work that are important pushes me to be successful. 


What’s the best way to start your work day? 

Get up early. Give yourself enough time to do something that you want to do. I like writing because it gets me in a creative mood and it gets your mind working. 


What advice would you give to someone just starting as a business development representative, or more generally, just starting at Avionos? 

Ask questions. Be a sponge and sit in on meetings with different parts of the business and understand each one of them. Be the “annoying” bug in peoples ear and do whatever you can to keep pushing yourself. 

Interested in working with Tony to connect with clients and build opportunities? Apply to become a Business Development Representative here. 

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