John Clevenger was a vital member of my sales and marketing team for a number of years.He served in several key roles in both sales and marketing management.His contributions helped support record performance in both sales revenue and profitability.
I found John to have very strong analytical skills which allowed him to gain quick understanding of customers, markets and competitors.This allowed John to move to new roles and become a team contributor very quickly.His knowledge of customer and market needs and a strong understanding of the technical capabilities of the company allowed John to lead many new product introductions.John also demonstrated a very solid understanding of the company’s strategy and business direction.This allowed John’s efforts to stay focused and his work results to always be meaningful to department goals.
I especially enjoyed working with John because of his energy level and his proactive efforts on behalf of customers.I depended on John to be a customer champion inside of the company which was important since the company had a tendency to be internal focused.
I also appreciated John’s nontraditional and out of the box thinking.I have seen employees with the same skill but not the ability to connect the ideas to business efforts and results.I can recall successful key initiatives John led from a perspective of “not the way we have always done it”.
I believe John has the ability and capacity to work in a variety of sales and marketing roles and be a strong contributor to a company’s financial and customer goals.