If you were to ask any of our Management team here at M Marketing Inc what the most fulfilling aspect of their work is, they would all answer in some version
“watching the professional development of our team members.”
Since our company’s inception, we have placed a high emphasis on creating a work environment that promotes internal growth and self improvement; an atmosphere based on the Zig Ziglar quote that “you can have everything in life you want, if you just help enough people get what they want.”
It’s no wonder that after working side by side for a year and a half with Mr. Evans, his promotion last week to Operations Manager was a milestone for more than just Jake. In fact, it was a cause for celebration for our entire work family at M Marketing Inc!
Born and raised in Mason, Michigan, Jake and his ENTIRE family bleed green and white! A Michigan State graduate and member of the championship winning Spartan Football coaching team, Jake spent 5 years during and after college dedicating 60+ hours a week to pursuing his passion of leading a successful sport’s team. As time went on Jake had a realization that though in a competitive field, his professional advancement was not tied to his performance but in fact politics. He made a bold decision to leave the security of home and his career and bid Michigan farewell to join his sister in Nashville (coach at Belmont University – can you see it runs in the family, haha!).
It was in Nashville and searching for a new career in the marketing & sales industry that he met Kate McGree, our Director of Operations, here at M Marketing Inc. The two worked and developed side by side in our Nashville branch and when Kate was offered an opportunity by our client to oversee a new office location in Gaithersburg, Jake jumped at the opportunity to relocate with her and see a whole new side of business and the U.S. **Small fact about Jake: he LOVES to travel, spent the first 2 months employed by our company traveling the South and Mid-west for our client and was even in Cincinnati when we called him for this blog!
The growth we have seen in Jake since his start with our firm has been tremendous. From his coaching background, he already came to us with great enthusiasm, work-ethic and dedication, but since has grown his marketing and sales acumen, leadership ability and confidence. With this next step in his career, Jake will now begin to learn more about the client relations, human resources, finances and advertisement that keep M Marketing Inc functioning and flourishing.
If we had to pinpoint the one thing that led to Jake’s promotion to Operations Manager, we couldn’t. The reason is that Jake is the ultimate package: professional, humble, charismatic, committed, systematic and perseverant. This professional development is an accumulation of a year and a half of hard work and sacrifice, but as Jake’s favorite quote goes “we are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.”
Jake – you’re a rockstar! We’re so incredibly proud of you and this accomplishment, but know this is just the beginning of your highly successful career. We look forward to you overseeing our next branch office location before the end of 2016 and are honored to work with someone of such high character and integrity. Keep up your amazing work and know that we’re your biggest cheerleaders every step of the way!