VETS stories of success: Kevin

Veteran Employees Targeting Success (VETS), one of TQL’s Employee Resource Groups, attracts and develops military, veteran, military family and supporter talent.

The VETS spotlight features military members who have served our country. Meet Kevin, a TQL Group Sales Manager.

What motivated you to enlist?

I knew from a young age that I wanted to help others, especially those who couldn't help themselves. I believed joining the military would give me the most opportunity to bring value to my country. I chose the United States Marine Corps because I felt the Marines would offer me the hardest challenge and the most personal development.

Share your story of how you became successful at TQL.

I became successful by learning the database in and out when it came to prospecting new leads. I was in the office at 5 a.m. for most of the year in 2023 to secure new leads for my team members. This work ethic resulted in having the No. 1 year-over-year sales growth in Region 5 among all Group Sales Managers. Because of my team’s success, I am now going to be the first GSM trainee in company history to open a satellite office in 2024.

What are the benefits of bringing military experience to TQL?

I brought a great amount of understanding about work ethic. If you can be consistently disciplined in your craft and go all in, the sky’s the limit at TQL.

I was fortunate to do two combat deployments with some of the greatest leaders I've ever had the privilege to learn from. I learned many different leadership traits, but none were more important than earning the team's trust. The main thing I want my team to know is that I'm in this just as much as they are. I would never ask my team to do something I am not willing to do myself.

What motivates/inspires you?

My main motivation is my family. I have been married for 13 years and we have four beautiful children. For me, it's all about being able to put them in best-case scenarios to take on life.

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