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Happy 7th Rebirthday, Rob!

Rob Rebirthday 7How old are you at LaSalle?

I’m 7 years old; I started on Nov. 17th, 2008.

 

What has been your professional progression at LaSalle?

I've had a lot of roles here - let me outline them all:

- Technology Project Manager
- Sr. Tech Project Manager
- Team Lead, Technology Services
- Unit Manager, Downtown Tech Services
- Unit Manager, Suburban Tech Services
- Sr. Business Development Manager

 

What is your first memory of LaSalle?

I remember that our CEO, Tom very quickly showed me what “maturing as a business professional” meant to him... and I quickly realized what I thought that meant was so far off base it was laughable.

I was only with the company for about three days when they invited me to a party at a nearby bar for dual birthday bashes… I thought then, “I’ll fit in here.” :)

 

What is your favorite thing about working at LaSalle?

The people. I know everyone says it, but it’s real. It’s not just who they are or their role in the organization, it’s what anyone at this company does to push you and make you better at your career.

 

What does LaSalle mean to you?

“Family.” I know my wife works at LaSalle so that can seem cheesy, and everyone may say it, but it is true. People care when others succeed here – it’s not “dog eat dog” like most other sales environments.

LaSalle also means “career,” and not just “job.” We all have people in our daily lives who talk about needing a “job” or having a “job.” When you’re here, you are establishing your career. It is a different kind of feeling.

 

What has been your proudest moment at LaSalle?

Being named as the Producer of the Year. Not because I won it, but because it meant that the LaSalle Technology team accomplished enough together that our performance stood above and beyond in the eyes of the leadership team.

Beyond that, I’m proud of seeing another Technology recruiter, Jim, win Producer of the Quarter and get promoted. I’m proud of my teammate Paulie getting LaSallian of the Year and being promoted twice… I’m just as excited and grateful for their successes, too.

 

What do you hope to conquer in the next 365?

I want to see LaSalle Technology hit and exceed their revenues goals in 2016, I want to see LaSalle Network as a whole exceed their revenue goals in 2016.

I want to play a much larger role in that growth than I did this year.

Individually, I want to get a top ten client, and I want to have 25 new accounts for LaSalle in a year.

 

What does celebrating your Rebirthday mean?

That I survived. No job at LaSalle is easy, regardless of your role. Getting through a year here is something you earn: you pushed yourself, and leadership felt confident enough in what you do and did, and they have faith in what you can do in the next year.

 

Rob and Megan - Rob Rebirthday 7What has been the most unexpected thing about being at LaSalle?

Meeting my wife :)

Also having access to and relationships with the executive leadership team (ELT). You typically think “alone time with the CEO” means you get the occasional water cooler chat.

Yet I have had the privilege of spending hours with our ELT: Tom, Maureen, Lawrence, Sirmara, Krisi, etc. And while they are the bosses, they are also friends. When I was 25 and starting here, I can assure you I did not see that coming, and I couldn’t be happier it did.

 

What is your spirit animal?

Not sure. I took an online quiz, and they wanted my email address and all this other information before showing my result, so I didn’t get one.

Wolverine, maybe?

 

Is there anything else you’d like to share?

It gets better and harder every day to be successful in this business. We go to war (in a good way) with our clients, and against our competition. There is no other group of people I’d want to share that battle with than our staff at LaSalle Network.

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