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At MicroAge, we know our team members are our smartest investment, and that recognition matters. That’s why each quarter, we recognize an associate for their commitment to supporting our teams and clients and for working and living our values every day.
Meet Account Executive, Tim Hepburn, MicroAge Associate of the Quarter for Q1, 2022. Backed by more than five years of channel sales experience, Tim joined MicroAge over four years ago, bringing a commitment to teamwork and optimism. He has emerged as a strong sales leader, building mutually beneficial business relationships, and lasting partnerships.
Tim exemplifies all of our MicroAge values, especially having fun and respecting our relationships. He is always happy to offer up advice to his colleagues and partners to support the most positive client outcomes possible. Tim is constantly looking to pay his success forward, and make it a shared success among clients, partners, and colleagues alike.
1. What brought you to MicroAge/why did you want to work here?
There were multiple factors. After meeting with members of the leadership team and human resources I had a great vibe from them about what the company culture at MicroAge would be like. I already had a friend who came to work at MicroAge and I reached out to ask how he liked it there. He had an interview set up the following week.
I wanted to work at MicroAge because of the highly competitive commission structure and the relaxed management style.
2. Tell us about what you do every day in your role:
I have the best job in the world—helping my clients and partners daily by sharing my knowledge, experience, and network. Working in technology sales at MicroAge, I am constantly learning new things from clients and partners. There is never a dull moment!
3. What do you love about working at MicroAge?
I enjoy the people and flexibility at MicroAge, there’s a lot to love working here. We’re all a bunch of kind and smart individuals working towards a common goal of seeing MicroAge grow with our clients’ success for years to come.
4. We know every team member makes more possible. How are you making a difference?
Sharing is caring. If a client sees success with a solution then I praise that manufacturer or service provider to my other clients. If I have success selling a service or solution, I teach my colleagues why it’s important for their client base also.
5. Which of our MicroAge values resonate with you most and why? (Add value to everything we do • Respect our relationships • Act with integrity • Make things happen • Do it right the first time • Have fun!)
Have fun! If you love what you do then you won’t have to work a day in your life.
6. What is your best MicroAge memory?
Almost beating Mike LaPorta in a corn hole tournament. I’m ready for a rematch!
7. Who inspires you and why?
People who get knocked down but never give up. Fail three times, and stand up four! I’m always rooting for the underdogs.
8. What do you enjoy doing most outside of the office?
I am addicted to anything outdoorsy. I enjoy hunting, fishing, foraging, kayaking, biking, and gardening.
9. What’s the best advice you’ve been given in your career?
“People buy from people who they like.” My Dad has told me this since I was young and it’s served as a great reminder that we are always in the relationship business.