Our exceptional team members are the driving force behind all that we do at Distillery, and they truly deserve recognition!
In our “Meet Distillery” series, we introduce you to some of the talented experts who help us (and our partners) bring ideas to life.
Today, we’d like to introduce Gregg, our amazing Chief Revenue Officer!
Introduce yourself, your background/expertise, and your position at Distillery
My job is to drive high growth at Distillery. To refine our go-to-market proposition and support our overall sales and marketing teams. One of my goals is to build strong alignment between marketing, lead gen, sales and our delivery departments – web, mobile, qa, and product delivery – to create more opportunities in our pipeline and ultimately close more deals.
Given your work experience, what are your biggest strengths that you bring to your role at Distillery?
I believe that the purpose of driving high growth is to 1) create new jobs and 2) provide new, exciting opportunities to everyone at Distillery — like new, interesting projects, being able to develop new skills, and exploring career growth opportunities. I’m a believer in servant leadership and supporting and empowering each of you to achieve your potential and your goals. I believe that we all should have big goals and big dreams, and work together to achieve them. If we are all unified around our vision, and supporting others around us, we will be successful.
What attracted you to Distillery?
I see massive opportunities at Distillery for us to grow and thrive together. Distillery has a great culture of servant leadership and empowering those around us to achieve more than we could individually. That mindset is what sets us apart and will give us a competitive edge in the marketplace.
What has been your favorite part about being on the Distillery team?
Meeting everyone from so many different cultures and backgrounds is always inspiring to me. Not only learning about what people are doing in their roles right now, but learning about how they got to where they are now. Asking about their family, their education, their passions. You can really learn a lot about people if you just take the time to ask and listen.
What are some skills or topics you’re learning about right now?
I’m a big believer in continuous learning, so I’m taking a course with other CROs where we talk about the current trends in the industry, what’s working, what’s not, and how they are working to build strong teams and support their teams through these challenging times. No matter how much experience you have, there’s always something you can learn from others that can help you be a better leader.
Coffee or tea? How many cups in a typical workday?
Coffee for sure. Some call me an addict, which I can’t really disagree with. I measure the amount of coffee I have in pots, not cups!
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I love all aspects of soccer, whether watching games or playing on the pitch. I’ve played my entire life and still play in a league every week and pretend like I’m still 25 years old and able to hang with the young lads.
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What’s your favorite book (or what are you currently reading)?
I love all types of spy novels. The Mitch Rapp series are a favorite of mine.
What is your ideal vacation (or what vacation did you last take)?
Our trip to Greece with my family was amazing. We were able to visit the towns where my wife’s great-grandparents came from which was pretty cool.
What languages can you speak?
English is native, but I took 8 years of Spanish in grades 7-14. I’m not fluent, but I try my best. 🙂
If you could live in any city, where would it be?
Gurnee, IL, where I live now. Cheesy, but we have so many memories in the area we live in that I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else.