Bryann Cabral is our Director of Partner Relations here at Business and Bourbon. While he is still relatively new to the team, he has successfully worked in both B2B and B2C sales for years. Learn more about Bryann and his career journey below!
Tell us about your education and background
My early years were spent living in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and freshman year of high school I moved to South Florida where I completed my college degree at Florida Atlantic University.
What was your first job?
At 16 I began working as a call center representative and held that job until my freshman year of college.
Describe your most pivotal career experience.
After leaving the call center I became a personal trainer and during my first year in the industry, I realized two things about myself. One, I loved helping others and two I got a thrill from making a sale.
Who is/was your mentor and what was the most important lesson you learned from them?
Over the years I've been very fortunate to have several mentors all from different backgrounds, but the most important lesson was given to me by Anthony Smith. He taught me to pursue continuous growth and the value of building a large library.
If you were/are a mentor in your field, what advice would you give to younger colleagues?
I would give them the same piece of wisdom my father gave me years ago, "good times don't last forever, but bad times don't either." Brave through the tough times, and enjoy the good times, because nothing is permanent.
What are you most proud of in your career?
Being able to build an exceptional team during my years as a Training Manager. Everyone came from very different backgrounds, but that didn't stop us from coming together to build the best team in the district. That period of my life taught me the power of teamwork, the truth of being a leader and the strength of humility.
If you could change anything in your industry, what would it be and why?
The amount of noise within the career of sales. Coming into sales now, with no background, must be difficult with 100 different opposing opinions on how to/not do things.
What lasting contribution do you hope to make to society/the professional world?
I hope to continue spreading the idea that success is not a solo sport. That to be truly successful you have to do more than take care of yourself. Helping others achieve their success will place you that much closer to your own. We as people grow not just personally, but also professionally when we continually strive to help others. It's an idea I will never stop preaching to those around me.
To stay connected with Bryann, be sure to follow him on LinkedIn.