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About You and Hammerhead Technologies...
My job function in the company:
Sales & Marketing Director
Years in business:
About Hammerhead Technologies:
Hammerhead Technologies started out building a website for our dive center in Thailand, Yellow Submarine Divers. Soon we started making them for other local dive centers, and now we make them all over the world for many different markets.
We are at the cutting-edge of cloud computing and delivering online business solutions. We choose customers we can work with and it's a very exciting job delivering it to those partners.
About You, "The Professional"...
How I was introduced to the professional diving industry:
I was made redundant in 2009 and could not have been happier to start my new life in Thailand as a dive instructor, even if it was such a short career.
What I like best about my job:
Offering new-to-market solutions that customers cannot imagine are possible. We have learned to quickly identify quickly the pressure points on their online presence.
Words of wisdom for those starting their career in the diving industry:
Go for it, son! (My mum.)
Best way to keep a competitive edge:
There is no way around it, hard work is a must if you want to succeed. If your competitor is doing better than you it's because they are out-working you.
Biggest change I have seen in the professional diving industry since I started:
Customers. As the number of divers going on holiday has dropped, the dive industry has started to change tactics in capturing them. Gradually, websites are now being used at the heart of that mechanism.
I don't have a mentor, I learned sales the hard way, when you lose deals you have to try and shape technique and influence production in order to improve.
About You, "The Person"...
Something you'd find on my bucket list:
Take a motorbike road trip around Australia. I really like my big custom bikes, nothing fast, just loud and clunky.
What I am most proud of:
Well I would have to say Hammerhead Technologies. It started as nothing, and grew to a really great company through solid hard labor.
How I like to spend my free time:
Ha ha! Today is Sunday, another average working day.
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
Something people would be surprised to learn about me:
I was once a Military Policeman.
My 5 dream Jeopardy categories:
1. History 2. Diving 3. Comedy 4. Archaeology and 5. Chocolate.