"Cancer insurance -- why would anyone need that?" This was one of John's first thoughts when presented a career opportunity with Altitude Business Group as a recent graduate of Penn State University. Even though his mother had been battling colon cancer for over a year at the time, he had hardly thought about how great a financial burden it was, since his family had great health insurance.
It didn't take long, however, for him to understand -- once he realized how little his mother was able to work during her treatment. "Money is the last thing you ever want to worry about," John's mother shared with him as he prepared to take the position.
Less than six months into John's career, product conviction -- what became his main reason for joining ABG -- has helped him see true value in his day-to-day work life. But he says the thing that will keep him around, building an organization with ABG for years to come, is the high-quality people. "My team leader Aaron Schafer took two days away from work to fly to my Mom's funeral," John said. "And my national sales director Rob Alkema sent a Honeybaked Ham to my door while preparing for the birth of his second child. These are people I want not only to work with, but also to become more like every day."
Fun Fact: John loves music from Chance the Rapper...and good words from Jesus. :)