What do the career path and the day-in-the-life look like for a SVP, Sales and Client Growth at Kyruus?
We connected with Travis Moore to find out!
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Where did you grow up? What did your parents do for work?
Sheboygan, WI (home of Johnsonville Brats). My dad worked as an engine inspector at Kohler Company. My mom was a facilities manager at a large engineering company.
Where did you go to college? What did you study and what were some of your initial jobs out of school?
Undergraduate at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (BS Nursing). Graduate at University of Phoenix-Denver (MBA). First job out of college was a Neurotrauma/Orthopedic Pediatric Nurse at Children’s Hospital Denver, CO. Then got the bug for technology, and switched careers and joined Thomson/MICROMEDEX (now IBM), then Influence Health (now Healthgrades) and finally here at Kyruus. A 21-year journey so far.
What has attributed to your success thus far and has helped propel you to the position you have now?
Passion, grit, work ethic, and a desire to always learn!
Can you share the high-level responsibilities of your current position as a SVP, Sales and Client Growth at Kyruus?
I am responsible for new and existing client sales, for all of our verticals, along with Channel Partnerships, Sales Operations, and Sales Engineering/Consulting.
Any tips for someone considering a career in your field?
Pre-COVID I would have said, prepare for a lot of travel, but that has of course changed dramatically. In my opinion, while sales is not for everyone, it’s one of those careers that some may think you have to be born to be in, and that is simply not true. I have seen plenty of salespeople who never even considered it being an option, including me, but I do think if you want the flexibility like no other career (at least most), sales is a great opportunity.
Day in the Life
Coffee, tea, or nothing?
What time do you get into the office? What time do you head out of the office?
I work from home, so whenever I need to start and finish.
What are three things that motivate you in your role?
- My team - I always want to see them grow and they drive me!
- My company - we are changing lives.
- My family - they are the ultimate motivation!
Do you log back in at night or do you shut it down completely?
Log back in. I’ve adopted Jeff Bezos’ “work-life harmony” (not balance - as balancing is too hard).
Any productivity hacks?
- Slack (so much better than email)
- Handwritten (old school) to-do lists
- Don’t think you can, or should, respond to every email. If it’s that important, someone will text or call you.
What are the 3 apps that you can’t live without?
- Music apps (music junky)
- YouTubeTV (because I recently cut the cord)
- Life360 - I have three boys!
What professional accomplishment are you proudest of?
Being a Pediatric Nurse. It gave me so much perspective in a short period of time, and made me who I am as a professional today.
Who do you admire or call upon for professional advice?
I have recently been provided a “sales coach” and it’s been amazing!