Each quarter, we will share some good news about a few of the many individuals who have recently rejoined Southwestern Family of Companies to share their talents and skills. Stay tuned for more highlighted family members in future editions of the Good News Letter. If you or someone you know is interested in hearing more about opportunities around Southwestern Family of Companies, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grant Greder – Southwestern Real Estate
To date, Grant Greder is the #1 producer with Southwestern Real Estate in 2020. Grant started selling educational systems with Southwestern Advantage from 1991 to 2000 and continued to work as a Sales Manager for another 17 years building and leading the F.O.R.C.E. organization.
“When I heard that Grant Greder was interested in a career in real estate, I jumped at the opportunity to talk with him. With his 27 years at Southwestern Advantage, I knew whatever he did next had a high chance for success. We didn’t have an office in Nebraska, but when rare talent makes itself available, you find a way to make that a reality. Once we figured out how to establish the office, Grant and I worked one-on-one through lots of Zoom calls and other corporate training to get his business off the ground. To no one’s surprise, Grant was Rookie of the Year at Southwestern Real Estate, and after two months of 2020, he leads all salespeople company wide.”
– Pat Roach, President of Southwestern Real Estate
Grant is another great example of how the skills we develop at Southwestern Advantage are transferable to building a top-tier real estate business. Just like he did at Southwestern Advantage, Grant is now poised to help others in Nebraska build great careers in real estate by following the path he has run.
Trinity Taylor – ThinkingAhead
Trinity Taylor is a Recruiter with the Commercial Banking and Commercial Finance team at ThinkingAhead. She is dedicated to connecting the right person with the right companies at the right time. She recruits candidates in the middle market commercial banking and finance space and earned the honor of Top Rookie in 2019.
“Many of our top performers at ThinkingAhead have “swung the sample case” with Southwestern Advantage. When we met Trinity Taylor, she checked all of the boxes. Her success, experience and extremely high emotional maturity made her a solid fit for our business and type of selling. Her first year she was one of our top first year performers and as of the first quarter of 2020, well on her way to surpassing 2019 numbers. We are so glad to have Trinity on our team!”
– Tim Knight, Vice President of ThinkingAhead
Trinity was a top salesperson with Southwestern Advantage where she recruited and trained top teams from 2009 through 2014. She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, where she studied marketing. Trinity lives in Nashville, TN. Her mother, Debbie Taylor, has worked for Southwestern Advantage for over 40 years.
Lee McCroskey – Southwestern Speakers
Southwestern Speakers is thrilled to add Lee McCroskey to its lineup of esteemed speakers.
Lee was a top salesperson with Southwestern Advantage his first summer, and over the next seven years, he was a top experienced salesperson, recruiter, and manager every year. Lee won the Master Recruiter Award, and he is pictured on the Wall of Greats (next to his wife).
He was promoted to Director of Marketing, in charge of Southwestern Advantage’s training, and became the Director of Leadership Development worldwide. He helped train more than 100,000 university students over 36 years!
Lee is currently a professor at two colleges, teaching business and communication courses as well as a C.S. Lewis course. He also is a certified John Maxwell trainer and coach.
“Twenty years ago, I was sitting at War Memorial Auditorium listening to Lee McCroskey deliver a hilarious and inspiring message from the stage that changed my life forever. I was just one of the numerous students he has inspired for decades. We are thrilled to welcome Lee back as he joins Southwestern Speakers – continuing to share his amazing humor and gifted ability to serve others through his insightful messages.”
– Emmie Brown, President of Southwestern Speakers