Few people energize the Canto team as much as Basel Aldabyani, who started at Canto as a Sales Development Representative almost two years ago and is now the Sales Development Manager of Outbound Sales. To say he’s an invaluable member of the team is an understatement – we couldn’t imagine the SF office without his dedication and energy.
We caught up with him to chat about his favorite part of the job, what he would do if he won the lottery and more.
What do you do at Canto, and what’s your favorite part about it?
I enable our team to create new relationships with businesses and organizations that have never previously interacted with our company. My favorite part of the job is the ability to build a culture where hard work is rewarded and people feel excited to be a part of the team. Ultimately, it’s about motivating a group of extremely talented and intelligent professionals to develop themselves and providing support along every step of the way.
What have been the keys to your success at Canto?
I’ve always tried to live with a few things in mind. One, being self-aware and brutally honest about my strengths and weaknesses. Two, surrounding myself with people that want to develop themselves and make an impact (this was a huge reason as to why I joined Canto). Three, thinking BIG.
What would you do if you won the lottery?
I’d go to every historical site in the world. I love old architecture and art.
What qualities do you think are important to have when joining a sales organization?
An optimistic personality, strong work ethic and an insatiable curiosity.
What’s your favorite thing to do on the rare sunny day in San Francisco?
You definitely can’t beat a nice hike or run while it’s sunny out.
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