Feature Friday – Marisha Gordon
I’m from Pineville, Louisiana, which is located in the central part of the state. I moved to Lafayette in January 2006 after my best friend decided to move here. Prior to Stuller, I was hired by the local AT&T call center, working the evening shift. I wanted to be able to spend more time with my children, so I began looking for another job that would allow me to do so. I heard about Stuller, so I applied. And in September of 2006, I joined the Stuller family as a sales consultant.
I’ve moved quite a bit through the sales department. About two years after starting, a web consultant position became available. My manager encouraged me to apply, and I ended up getting the promotion. As a web consultant, I answered inquiries and provided customer support via phone, email, and live chat. I also assisted customers with questions regarding Stuller.com or any other website related programs. Then last year, a position opened in corporate sales. I was familiar with some of the tasks required, so I decided to apply and was offered the position of Account Executive, Corporate Sales.
I LOVE my job! The people I work with and our customers make it so enjoyable. In corporate sales, we get to know our customers on a personal level and form close relationships with them. I’m always happy to assist our customers in finding that perfect items that will help them impress their customers. I love when I hear, “You’ve made my day!” or “That’s exactly what I was looking for!”
Outside of Stuller, I like to stay active, work out, and spend time with my daughter. On the weekends, we do lots of mother/daughter activities, like shopping! Anyone that knows me knows I LOVE shoes! I mostly like high heels, so I’m always on the lookout for a good sale. I have lots of different pairs, and I’m always asked how many pairs I own. And honestly, I don’t even know. My motto is: you can never have too many shoes!
If I could give advice to my younger self, it would be don’t be scared to step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself. As a kid, I was pretty shy, which held me back from doing lots of things. I’m still shy to a certain extent but working at Stuller has helped me overcome it.