Sales Director, LATAM
Joined October 2016
What’s your role at Hoymiles?
I’m the Sales Director for Latin America. So that means I’m responsible for market development and maintaining great customer relationships.
How long have you been in the industry?
I’ve been in international trade for six years and five years in photovoltaics specifically.
What’s your professional passion?
I enjoy working with overseas customers, recommending them great, high-quality products that actually make the world better. We’re really protecting the environment with what we do. That keeps me motivated and, year after year, we’re seeing big increases in sales with amazing speed. I love working in an industry with such huge development potential.
What do you enjoy most about working at Hoymiles?
The people are really nice here, that’s a big positive. But also I get a lot of freedom and autonomy. Hoymiles uses human-based management and flexible working time. I also have the opportunity to travel a lot, experiencing different cultures, local food and seeing the sights.
What’s your biggest accomplishment?
We’ve really developed the Latin American market. We have a great reputation there, which makes me happy. I remember at InterSolar South America in Sao Paulo, I was having dinner in a local restaurant with a business partner. A man recognized me instantly from across the room – I think this unexpected encounter means Hoymiles’ recognition is growing too!
What’s your biggest challenge?
It’s always difficult to lead a team well and something I’m continuously working on. I want to be a great leader.
How do you maintain a work/life balance?
Working with customers in Latin America means there’s a time difference, so I’m often working at night. That comes easily to me – I’m rarely stressed or tired.
What’s your favorite book or podcast?
I enjoy books and videos about travel. I’m currently learning Spanish, but I also enjoy a YouTube channel called Alan X Mundo – they have really high-resolution videos with views from around the world. It’s great.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Be focused. As humans, we don’t have enough energy to handle everything. Focus on what’s important and how you can improve, then go step by step.
What do you enjoy outside of work?
That depends on the weather! I enjoy cycling and playing badminton. If I’m inside, you’ll find me listening to music, reading, or spending time with my family.