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"In the Spotlight with Alex"

Alex McGarry, Account Manager

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Hi, my name is Alex and I recently joined the sales team at Reynolds and Reynolds. Starting a job during lockdown has been a little bit different but I can't wait to meet everyone when we're properly back in the office.

A little more about me...
I grew up locally in Solihull with my parents and two brothers and I have some great childhood memories. I would say that I'm a social person, I love talking to people and often make friends very quickly.

I have always played a high level of sports, which has meant that I've been able to play with some great teams including a south of England football club, Worcestershire Cricket Club and with a Midlands hockey team. I have a passion for all things related to sports, and I am extremely competitive.
Get in Touch with Alex
We asked Alex some questions...
  1. Welcome to Reynolds, it must have been a little odd starting a new job during lockdown?
    I've found that everyone across the board at Reynolds is super friendly and extremely helpful. It also helps when you're surrounded by a dedicated team who want to help you progress. I can’t wait to get really stuck into my role.
     
  2. How did you find your first few months at Reynolds?
    There was a lot of information to learn and take on. The support provided by everyone has been really methodical and well thought-out, which has really helped me as a newcomer.
     
  3. Tell us a little bit more about your background and working in sales?
    I have always worked in sales from the age of 19. I previously worked for a face to face marketing company in Manchester, specialising in B2B/B2C sales. They changed products regularly, which meant I had to learn about many products in a short timeframe. After this, I formed a team of 20+ people and made the decision to move to Sydney working with Google, Cubed Online and many other products.
     
  4. When you’re not working, what do you like to do in your spare time?
    I have always been sporty, I regularly play football and attend the gym as much as possible. During the first national lockdown I became quite the chef, as I spent a lot of time with my family cooking.
     
  5. Covid-19 has bought many challenges into our lives, what is your biggest takeaway?
    We can sometimes take things for granted and with everything that has happened this year, it has made me appreciate the time I spend with my family and friends a lot more. We’re all going to have to learn to live and work differently. I’ve been back into the office and met some of my colleagues, which was great and I’m looking forward to meeting my customers.
     
  6. Living in a world of gadgets, what couldn't you live without?
    It would definitely be my phone.
     
  7. If you could meet someone (dead or alive), who would it be and why?
    Elon Musk – he has always been an inspiration. He is persistent and believes anything is possible. He is also against the use of fossil fuels and would like to change the way the world uses energy, the Tesla being a good example. He is encouraging the world towards the direction of sustainable energy and his book was a great read!
     
  8. If money was no barrier, what car would you like to own?
    A Ferrari 488.
     
  9. The quick fire round:
    • Apple or Android? Apple
    • Sunshine or Snow? Sunshine
    • Football or Rugby? Football
    • Pizza or Fish & Chips? Pizza
    • Beach or Park? Beach
    • Sweet or Savoury? Savoury
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