Constantly Growing: Meet AA Medical's Sam Conness

Meet Sam Conness, one of our Territory Sales Managers. He is a Rockford, Illinois native and graduated from Judson University. Sam joined the team seven months ago and has become an asset. He enjoys talking to customers, getting to know them, and assisting with their equipment needs.

To learn more about Sam, look at some of his Q&As below.

 

What is the biggest lesson you've learned in your career? 

The biggest lesson in my career is that surrounding yourself with good people makes any job easier/better.

 

Do you like going to the movies or prefer watching them at home? 

Unfortunately, I do not have the ability to make a Blue Icee at my house… so Movie Theater. 

 

What trait of yours most helps you succeed in the business?  

The trait that helps me succeed in business is I enjoy helping people. I genuinely care about others and want to find a solution to the customer's problem. I think that is more important than any "sales pitch." 

 

What is the best concert you've ever been to?  

I can't pick just one, so the best concerts I've been to were Black Pumas in Madison, Wisconsin, or Green day in Chicago, Illinois, which was at a venue with only 1,200 people.

 

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? 

I can be either an introvert or an extrovert. It all depends on if I've had my coffee.

 

Where do you feel really in your element at work?  

I feel the most in my element when I am talking to customers. I love getting on long phone calls with customers and getting to know them. A great conversation should always end with some sort of motivation/inspiration.

 

What was your first job?

My first job was a flower shop in Rockford Illinois.

 

What is your favorite book to read? 

My favorite books were the Harry Potter series. I am more of an audiobook or movie person. 

 

What did you want to be when you got older?  

I wanted to be a doctor when I was older so I would be able to help people until I saw the cost of schooling and decided against it.

 

Are you into podcasts, or do you only listen to music?
I enjoy listening to both. I am always listening to something. If I am listening to a podcast, it will be the Dan LeBatard Show. If I am listening to music, it will probably be Matt Maeson, Black Pumas, Magic City Hippies, plus a bunch of others.


Favorite Quote?

Honestly, I don't think I've ever lived by a quote, so let me quote my favorite movie: "My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, and loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next." – Maximus Decimus Meridius, Gladiator.

 

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