Vanessa is a Business Development Representative and joined the PMG Team about two months ago.
I’m originally from California. I moved to Nashville for a softball scholarship and a chance to play at the D1 level. I absolutely fell in love with the city. Moved up to Minneapolis for about 2.5 years to work for the Twins. After three winters, I decided to fly South again! I have a yellow lab and love him more than most things. He’s the cutest little monster around and makes my days so happy!
What are your main responsibilities as a Business Development Representative?
I make phone calls and qualify leads for the Client Solutions Managers.
How did you learn about the opportunity with PMG?
MacKenzie reached out on LinkedIn. I remember I wasn’t really looking to leave my last company, but she sold me on the first call!
What do you like most about your job?
My team. We get rejected a few times a day, but I love being able to laugh with them about it and share our wins. I love a sales team that celebrates everybody’s victories!
What do you like most about working for PMG?
I love the small company feel. I’ve worked in a lot of different types of companies and, in the past two months, I’ve definitely felt like I’m at home.
What are some hobbies you do in your free time?
I like to explore Nashville. I’ve lived here for about seven years and it’s amazing how many things I haven’t done. The city keeps growing so quickly and more gets added. I also have a great group of friends who are in the know and keep inviting me to things.
Where is the best place you’ve traveled and why?
Northern Ireland. Belfast is one of my favorite cities. I love the history of Ireland and the UK. I love going to the museums and learning more each visit, plus the castles and views are incredible. The people are also incredibly nice and welcoming.
What celebrity/inspirational person do you admire the most?
I admire a lot of people, but growing up, I admired Mia Hamm and Sue Bird. They were such fierce athletes that I always wanted to play like that.
What did you want to be when growing up?
A sports broadcaster…which is hilarious because I realized after doing color commentary for my college’s volleyball team that I absolutely hated being on camera!
You’re happiest when…
…I have a margarita in one hand and my dog on the patio with me.
What advice would you give to a recent new hire at PMG?
Ask all the questions!! We have a great support system and there is not one question that will shock anybody.
What animal describes the “work you”?
An elephant. I have a pretty good memory when it comes to names, accounts and past calls.