We are happy to announce that Victoria Murray has joined the OpenWorks family as our Regional Director in Austin, Texas. OpenWorks expanded to the Austin market just this year as well, and Victoria is excited for the challenging task of establishing the company in a brand new location. We sat down with Victoria to find out more about why she is so excited to be working at OpenWorks.
Q: How did you get started at OpenWorks?
A: I came across the OpenWorks opportunity on a job search website. I was excited to be a part of an organization that had the stability of a 33-year track record but also was brand new to the Austin area.
Q: What do you do as the Austin Regional Director?
A: Since Austin is a brand new market for OpenWorks, my role as the Regional Director is to oversee and facilitate all aspects of market launch and success. One of my first and foremost responsibilities was finding the right sales team members who are excited, coachable and eager to start with an organization from market launch and see it grow. Now that we have a full team, I oversee the coaching, training and development of those members who are bringing in the local business. I also bridge the relationships they make with the customers and the franchisees who will ultimately be completing the work. Another large function of my role is to meet with prospective franchise owners and provide them with the support and information they need to open a commercial cleaning business. I ensure they have the tools to be successful so that our partnership here in the Austin market provides our customers with the level of service that we give when putting our name on a project or building.
Q: What do you love about working for OpenWorks?
A: I love that I am able to introduce an opportunity to people who have dreamed of opening their own business but just aren’t sure on the details of how to be successful with our prospective franchisee partners. One of my favorite aspects so far has also been building the team camaraderie and culture of OpenWorks here in Austin, we work as a team and win as a team and it’s been really fulfilling to see how much they are able to accomplish and strive for in such a short amount of time.
Q: What makes OpenWorks the employer of choice?
A: OpenWorks has a great foundation of support and values, yet balances its culture with the freedom of exploration and expression of ideas. It’s collaborative, fun and the organization is going places.
Q: Are you excited about anything coming up in your position or career at OpenWorks?
A: OpenWorks has some serious goals as a company when it comes to expansion, and I think that it’s an exciting time to be a part of an organization that’s growing, yet still focused enough that you individually can make a huge impact. As one of the newest OpenWorks Regional Directors, I’m excited to set the pace and explore how we can truly effectively launch a new region. I know that if I focus on development of my team members, our franchisees, their goals, and our region’s objectives that my possibilities are limitless, and that’s something to look forward to.
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