We are delighted to introduce Chantal Glasner to the BDM Voice Team. Chantal joins us as Sales Manager based out of our New Milton office. Her role will encompass managing existing clients as well as targeting new business opportunities selling IT and Telecoms solutions. Chantal brings a wealth of experience having held senior positions within the IT and Telecoms industry for more than 25 years.
We asked Chantal why she chose a career in IT and Telecoms, in which she responded, “Funny story, I actually got into IT and Telecoms by pure accident. I guess you could say it chose me. I turned up for a summer job while waiting for university clearing and I thought it was a customer service job. I sat with several other temps in the BT office and the chap announced, ‘so today I am going to teach you how to sell 0800 numbers to one-man bands. Anyone that doesn’t want to do that are free to leave’. And here I am 25 years later”.
Winning business makes Chantal euphoric, she followed on with “I feel very accomplished when I know the positive impact my sale has on the customer and that they are getting the best from me and my brand”.
Chantal is very self-driven and believes that the key to motivating her team is understanding what their personal motivations are and aligning KPI’s to them. She feels it’s important to build a rapport with her team, understanding what they define as success and what they want in life is key to their performance. Aside from that it’s about breeding positivity and enjoyment in the role. Thriving and progressing in the tech space as a woman is something Chantal is a huge advocate for and she would love to see more women in the industry.
Living in the New Forest offers Chantal lots of opportunities to relax and enjoy life outside of work whether it’s a lovely meal at a fancy restaurant or simply a walk along the beach with her husband. She has a love for cooking and enjoys trying new recipes but also being a trained singer, she loves to get out to a karaoke when she can. Her biggest inspiration is her husband and his support of her career is also something she is immensely grateful for.
Where does Chantal see herself in 10 years’ time? She told us, “I would love to continue on the path that I am on, helping businesses thrive and help to shape them on their journey. Ideally at a more strategic level. I love sales but I know I bring so much more to the table and with a further 10 years’ experience who knows what I will be capable of”.
Chantal becomes an important member of the management team for BDM Voice. We are looking forward to the knowledge and drive she brings to the business and the team.
Welcome to the team Chantal!
You can contact Chantal via LinkedIn or calling her on 01444 229 220