Welcome to another Team Tuesday! Today we are highlighting, Joe Dwyer, Director of Business Development. Joe connects with decision makers at the executive level, identifies sales leads and is the first point of contact with potential new clients. He also assists in the development of the firm’s marketing plan, business strategy and provides communications and marketing support to the design studio. Read below to get to know Joe!
What is your favorite aspect of a project? Gathering information on clients and potential clients so that we can provide design solutions that really fill their most important needs.
Why did you choose your career path? My career goals have always been to inform, educate and sell. Ittner provides me a great opportunity to do all three.
Favorite quote and why? Two of my favorites are from Pablo Picasso, because they reflect my belief that anything is possible through persistence. Picasso said, “Everything you can imagine is real.” And, he also said, “Inspiration exists but it has to find you working.”
Something interesting about yourself/a hobby? In my spare time I enjoy taking care of my vegetable garden and painting landscapes in oils or acrylics.
Best trip/vacation? My wife and I spent almost 3 weeks (over the course of 3 months) in 2013 on an adventure that started in San Francisco, moved to Napa/Sonoma (during the week the 49ers were in the Super Bowl), then to skiing in Park City, Utah, and culminating in going to Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia for the Master’s golf tournament.
What you're reading now? “The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth” by Amy Edmondson
Something that nobody at work knows about you? I'm the odd person in my family. My dad and my three siblings all work in banking/investments.
Anything else you want the people to know? I spent 10 years as a cook in local restaurants and sometimes think I’d like to go do that again after I retire.