This month, our team had the pleasure of conducting a one-on-one interview with Reed Jones, an account manager here at Tier 1 Consulting. Tier 1 is an aggressive marketing and sales firm located in Denver, Colorado. Reed Jones has been with the team since July of 2018, making great strides in success since then.
Jones was born and raised in Indiana, Pennsylvania. As a kid, Jones was outgoing, carefree, and adventurous, and involved in multiple sports programs. The young athlete showed promise in football, lacrosse, and basketball, and cites much of his professional skill to the competitive environment. “Being an athlete instilled my work ethic as a younger person,” says Jones, “I learned that working hard now will pay off later- delayed gratification.”
Before joining the Tier 1 team, one wouldn’t find Jones in a cubicle or suit and tie. Rather, the future Account Manager worked as the head chef of a Pakistani restaurant, an exciting, and fast-paced environment for Jones. Despite the differing uniforms and job descriptions, it is not hard to spot the similarities between Jones’ current responsibilities and those days in the kitchen. Jones took the leadership skills and inclination for a fast-paced environment straight into the office of Tier 1. “I loved that Tier 1 was merit-based,” says Jones, “It doesn’t matter how old you are or where you are at in life, if you work hard you will move up through the ranks. It’s all on you as far as where you want to go in life.”
As for the company culture, Jones speaks on his team with warmth. “It’s such an awesome environment, “says Jones. “the office is so upbeat, I wouldn’t change it at all. The energy is constantly at a high.” As an account manager, Jones has encountered many lessons. “I’ve learned how to take a problem and deal with it head on,” says Jones, “you’re forced to do that here- take your time, be patient, and confront problems head-on.” The Account Managers responsibilities vary with each day, but at any given moment one can find Jones training his team, running meetings, and opening up the office at 8am. For Reed, much of his time is spent working to motivate his team. “I share personal experiences about what made this work for me,” says Jones, “the team just needs someone to remind them that this will be easier than they expect- you just need to be personable and carry on a conversation.”
Despite the success Jones has found in such a short time, he shows no signs of slowing down. “I want to continue to build up my team,” says Jones, “but long-term, I would love to open up my own office. I can definitely see the light at the end of the tunnel.”