Where were you before you started at Cook?
I went to East Stroudsburg University and studied biology, so I’ve always been passionate about the biological field. Prior to Cook, I actually did equipment financing, assisting manufacturers and distributors to offer financing options to their customers.
How did you transition from finance to sales?
I’ve always occupied some type of sales role. I worked in wireless for a little while as a manager. I also did payroll and related HR duties. For a short time, I also had my own personal training business, where I was promoting and selling my services. Combined with my background in biological sciences, medical device sales seemed like a natural fit.
In your opinion, what do you think sets Cook apart in the medical field?
Honestly, I think it’s the values that we stand by. We have the small-company feel from a value standpoint. But yet, we are extremely large. Cook has really distinguished themselves in the way of integrity and family feel. You actually feel like you’re working for a family instead of a large corporation.
What cases do you find the most interesting to observe?
Cranial base procedures are always really interesting because the neurosurgeons are dealing with the brain and the dura. Endoscopic tympanoplasty and sialendoscopy procedures are also very interesting to be a part of.