Getting to Know Altec – Devon Lildhar
People are the backbone of any company, and here at Altec we have some of the best people in the business. As in most companies, our days are usually spent on business with partners and customers, and we don’t get the chance to get to know each other on a personal level. So we’ve launched a Blog series that will focus on Getting to Know our awesome Altec people.
We’re kicking this series off with our newest Sales Director, Devon Lildhar, who is covering the Eastern Canada territory. Make sure to ask him about his Amazon adventures when you get a chance to meet him next!
What was your first job?
Working at Tim Horton’s, a well-known coffee shop-type restaurant in Canada
If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
It’s really cold in Canada so somewhere warm! Maybe Miami!
What do you like best about working at Altec?
The people – since I started at Altec the support and backing of co-workers has been outstanding. Even as a remote employee there are resources and answers that can be provided from every direction.
What’s your favorite thing about DocLink?
I love DocLink and chose to join the Altec sales team because the solution is flexible, scalable, and one that can be applied to any industry or department. I know that I am representing a best-in-class solution and feel confident that the functionality and support of the product will always meet and exceed the needs of the customers I interact with on a daily basis.
What is your favorite activity to do when outside of work?
Ever since I was young I liked to travel. As a child I loved spending time with my family going on vacations. And I still take vacations as much as I can. My favorite trip was travelling from South America, specifically Buenos Ayres, through Central America back to the US, via bus. During that time I also travelled by cargo ship through the Amazon River.
If you could have a conversation with any person living or deceased, who would it be and why?
I would love to have a conversation with Horacio Quiroga, a famous Uruguayan writer. He wrote short stories inspired by the jungle and is considered one of the greatest Latin American storytellers of all time.
What would you sing at karaoke night?
La Tortura by Shakira
What is the best gift you’ve ever been given?
My grandma gave me money to help pay for college.
What was the last thing you recorded on TV?
I don’t have a TV, I use the Internet for entertainment, and the last thing I watched was Grey’s Anatomy. I’m about 4 seasons in and totally hooked!
What’s the most challenging thing about being in sales?
I think the most challenging thing is understanding that every organization and individual works at their own speed – even if you are keen to make the sale and willing to move heaven and earth to close – there are events and interruptions that remind you that patience and a steadfast attitude is key to the role.
What is your favorite thing about your career?
I love that my job gives me the ability to speak with people from all different walks of life. It brings people across industries together.
If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?
Sail up the Amazon on a hammock, watching to forest go by.