Meet the Team: John Jackson
Continuing our "Meet the Team" series, we have John Jackson! One of the newest members on our team, John joined as our Sales Lead. He's helped drive new customers to our products in his short time here so far, and we're excited to see what else he can do!
Where are you from?
I'm originally from a small town in North Texas; the population is less than 10,000!
When did you first join Lynk Remote Technologies?
I just joined towards the end of October of this year.
What is your position? Your tasks and responsibilities?
Position: Sales Lead
Responsibilities: Anything involving sales! I'm involved in online forums to get the word of our product across to potential customers who could benefit from hearing about HangarBot. I also have my hands in the marketing department, helping create any new ideas that can help drive sales up.
Favorite TV shows, podcasts, books, or movies pertaining to your position?
Anything flying right now. I decided to achieve the dream of becoming a pilot after turning 55, so now I have some catching up to do!
If you have any suggestions for John, leave a comment!
What are your credentials/past experience, for working in your position?
I have over 30 years in sales and management of all sizes of companies. I love the startup environment, and Lynk is poised for growth. It's a great place to be a part of the team.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
Flying whenever I can!
What do you like most about your job?
It combines all the things that I am interested in- flying and sales- and I get paid to do it. What a deal!!
Who has influenced you most when it comes to how you approach your work?
I have been influenced by numerous people but probably no more than the basic work ethic and adventuresome spirit from growing up on a farm.
Being one of the pilots on our team, when was the first time you flew a plane?
The first time I flew on a small GA aircraft was at 13 years old at an airshow. The small town I grew up in had numerous people that were old WW2 veterans and flew old war planes. From that point on I wanted my private pilot license.
What made you finally decide to get a pilot's license?
I always thought it was too expensive or time consuming but then I decided it was just a matter of priority to just do it!!
Do you have an idea what your next big trip will be?
My girlfriend and I are going to attend a wedding in the spring in North Carolina for one of her old college roommates. It will be my most distant trip yet. So far I have flown on a trip of about 400 miles each way and that was really fun. I flew up the East Side of Dallas on the outbound leg then flew to the West side of Ft Worth on the way home. It was really exciting to be flying above commercial Jets and heavy traffic.