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Celebrating Hilldrup’s Annual All Sales Meeting & Award Winners

Congratulations to our 2021 All Sales Award Winners! We were excited to celebrate these professionals during our annual All Sales Meeting on April 4.

Hilldrup's 2021 All Sales Award Winners

As part of our annual All Sales Meeting & Awards event, Hilldrup’s Sales professionals gathered at our Corporate Headquarters to discuss trends, participate in team-building exercises and celebrate our teams’ outstanding achievements. With last year’s in-person event postponed due to the ongoing pandemic, we were especially excited to regroup in-person together this year.

Always on the prowl to provide clients and customers with the move plan, services and solutions they’re seeking, the theme of this year’s All Sales Meeting was inspired by the qualities of a lion. Focused, driven, top-tier – these are the qualities our Sales team truly embodies each day!

The All Sales Meeting kicked off with a few group activities and discussions led by Justin Mahon, Vice President, Workplace Solutions. These breakout sessions focused on how we can better serve customers with keeping market trends in mind as well as how current events are impacting the moving, storage and logistics industry.

Next, our teams enjoyed a special presentation by guest speaker Hakeem Oluseyi, an American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and much more. His talk, titled A Quantum Life: My Unlikely Journey from the Streets to the Stars was captivating and inspiring! We really enjoyed hearing how Hakeem’s success was built on hope, hustle and help along the way.

The following activity was inspired by the hit TV show, Shark Tank, where upcoming entrepreneurs present their business and plans to business titans in the hopes that one of the “Sharks” will invest money into their idea. We loved the idea of some friendly competition amongst one another! Our Sales professionals were divided into teams who then came up with a business idea and presented it to Hilldrup’s “Sharks.” Congratulations to our winners for their creativity and strategic – although fictional! – winning business plans!

Hilldrup President and CEO, Charles W. McDaniel, delivered a state of the union address for the company to speak about what challenges we overcame in 2021 and our goals for 2022. Finally, our team headed to historic downtown Fredericksburg venue The Silk Mill for an award presentation followed by drinks, appetizers and a networking activity.

Congratulations to our winners who represented multiple Hilldrup branches and various business lines. Check out our list of winners, and their respective awards inspired by our lion theme, below!

Residential

Mike Sandell, Sales Excellence
Mike Sandell, Sales Impact

Workplace Solutions

Nigel Kelly, Sales MVP

E.J. Radford, Sales Excellence

Jason Studer, Sales Impact

The Pride Award – Based on co-selling across business lines

Molly Vickery

The Mane Achievement Award – Awarded to a Sales professional who embodies excellence both in their attitude and approach to selling Hilldrup’s services as well as through exceeding their sales goals.

Nigel Kelly

We appreciate everyone who helped to make our annual Sales Meeting and Awards such a fun, educational and celebratory experience for all! We can’t wait to apply what we’ve learned and continue to work together to truly provide the best moving services the industry can offer to our clients and customers!

Justin Mahon speaks at All Sales Meeting

Justin Mahon, Vice President, Commercial Services, kicks off the annual Sales Meeting at Hilldrup’s Stafford Headquarters by introducing the newest Sales team members and explaining the first activity of the day.

Hilldrup employees engaged in a team-building activity

What adjectives would you use to describe your colleague? Professional, friendly, driven, knowledgeable? We jotted down these answers on the paper taped to our co-worker’s back!

Onie Girton takes a photo with Hakeem Oluseyi, our guest speaker.

Onie Girton, Senior Vice President, Sales and Client Services, with our guest speaker, Hakeem Oluseyi, an American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and much more! We were inspired by his talk, titled A Quantum Life: My Unlikely Journey from the Streets to the Stars.

Hilldrup managers and employees participate in a Shark Tank-inspired game

Congratulations to the winning team – pictured above standing – of our activity inspired by the hit show, Shark Tank! And thank you to our “Sharks,” seated in the above photo!

Hilldrup's 2021 All Sales Award Winners

Congratulations to our 2021 All Sales Award Winners! Pictured from left to right in front of Charles W. McDaniel, Hilldrup President and CEO, are E.J. Radford, Nigel Kelly, Molly Vickery and Jason Studer – job well done, all!