- 08 Dec
Q&A with Acting Regional Director, Benjamin Schlader
Minneapolis’s Acting Regional Director, Benjamin Schlader, has only been at OpenWorks for a relatively short time, but during his tenure has made some real strides in his career. Here, he talks us through his experience at OpenWorks as he reflects on his very first year with the company.
Q: What is your position at OpenWorks and how long have you been with the company?
A: Acting Regional Director, and I’ve been here almost a year.
Q: What are your job responsibilities, or what does a typical day look like for you at your job?
A: Researching prospects’ locations by quantifying their space based on opportunity, reaching out to potential business owners, meeting with prospects/clients to inform them of the OpenWorks difference, rocking out with my team to sweet jams, coaching my team on how to become more effective and engaged players, and having conversations with current franchise owners.
Q: What led you to working for OpenWorks? (Also, if you were promoted from within, please elaborate)
A: I came to OpenWorks because it was a culture that I wanted to be a part of and help grow. I was given the opportunity to manage the Minneapolis market and I have made it my own. I’ve been promoted in my first 9 months to Acting Regional Director due to my success.
Q: What do you love about your job?
A: I love the people and atmosphere. It’s fun to meet and speak with so many different types of people everyday.
Q: What do you love about working for OpenWorks?
A: The culture is hands down one of the best I’ve been a part of, and I have worked for some great companies.
Q: What makes OpenWorks the employer of choice?
A: We are in hockey stick growth mode. If you want to be a part of something that’s at its toddler stage of size, jump on board. We have so many opportunities for high quality people and producers.
Q: Is there anything coming up that you’re excited about in your job or for OpenWorks in general?
A: Mostly just our growth and the opportunity to promote my team to the next level as we continue to perform.
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