She Leads – With Brian Hochradel

Name: Brian Hochradel

Job Title: Sr. Client Solutions Executive, CAI

What would you tell your younger self? Learn as much as you can especially a marketable skill or extra education. Take advantage of any education that you can and really learn the material. Set aside time to be young but make sure you are learning and growing.

What was your major in college? I majored in Marketing. While this degree helped open doors I believe hard work and being driven helped me get to where I am.

What was your inspiration and what helped you become successful? How do you define success? I have been lucky to have parents who were supportive and driven. I get my work ethic and drive from them. I have also been fortunate to have several mentors who took an interest in me and help guide me. Success to me is being able to provide for my family while also having the time to enjoy family time. Cox Auto allows us to have a work life balance and I am happy to have found a home here that allows me to do so.

What is your favorite quote? Being in sales I have found this to be extremely helpful. “No just means not today” It also can apply to life. Just because you may have fell short of a goal doesn’t mean that you can’t keep trying.

What’s your favorite part of your job and why? I love being out and selling. I enjoy the challenge of discovering a client’s pain points and helping them see how our solutions can help their business. I also enjoy meeting new people from all walks of live. I believe if you are open minded to learning about people you will become a more rounded person and understand at the end of the day we are all humans and not that different from each other.

What is your favorite hobby? I enjoy cooking, traveling and spending time with my family.