Mary Storms started Storms Associates so she could work with talented sales people.
“I am intrigued with the ways great sales people do what they do year in, year out,” Storms says.
“Really good sales people are focused, driven, smart, organized, tenacious, honest, and have a great grasp of how businesses operate. They’re great listeners – always thinking and willing to ask hard questions.
“And those types of people are hard to find. There are never enough of them – whether the economy is hot or cold.”
Mary started her recruiting career in September 1996, at Ambassador Personnel Services in Charlotte NC. In 2004, she set out on her own to focus solely on recruiting for business-to-business technology sales professionals.
Before joining Ambassador, Mary was in public relations, which helped prepare her for recruiting. “As a journalist, I asked questions, probed, found out what made people do what they did. I also get a kick out of negotiating and closing the deal, so I’ve found the perfect job for me. And I like to make similar good, long-term career matches for others.”
To meet Mary, please click here to see her video about how Storms approaches sales recruiting.
* What the heck is a “Certified Personnel Consultant”?
At STORMS Associates, being a nationally Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) means that we’re as serious about being professional technology sales recruiters as you are about being a professional in your field. It means we want to do it right. The National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS) says, “The CPC and CTS designations . . . are the industry’s badge of professionalism and seal of excellence.” Mary Storms earned her CPC in 1999 and gets recertified every year to improve her skills and stay current with employment laws and best practices.
Our colleagues say . . .
Mary has been an especially enthusiastic and effective volunteer Ambassador for the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) . . . recognized as “Ambassador of the Year” in 2010. Mary’s got the key traits of a good leader . . . . She does her homework, over-delivers, and represents herself and her colleagues with professionalism.”
Brooks Raiford, CEO, NC Technology Association
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