SWO Success: Alex McClain, UW-Madison Alum

Title: Sr. Inside Sales Executive

Where did you go to college? University of Wisconsin – MadisonAlex McClain

How long have you been with SWO? Over a year and a half

What has been your career progression thus far?: I started out assisting customers in the San Francisco Bay Area and have since transitioned to cover Houston and Dallas customers. I took a leadership role in June to become the South Central Senior Inside Sales Executive.

Favorite part about working at SWO: The culture. I feel like I am a part of a family. Everyone is willing to help and cares about one another.

Biggest challenge you’ve faced at SWO: Learning all of the acronyms. There are a lot of acronyms in this industry and it took a few months to get a good handle on them.

What is a typical day like for you? I start off the day with a cup of coffee. I talk with the two Texas Business Development Managers (BDM) about what’s on their plate for the day and seeing where I can help. There are then typically phone meetings with customers and providing the knowledge and resources customers need to make a decision for their environment. I work with my team to assist them in any way possible. Typically I eat lunch at the office sitting among my friends and colleagues. Customers also email me throughout the day for which I help with any requests they send in. I then go home to play with my dog and play softball.

What activities do you enjoy in your spare time? I enjoy anything competitive (sports, games, etc.). I like being outside doing things like yardwork, swimming, or just relaxing on my patio.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? SoftwareONE 🙂 

Advice to people interested in a SWO Career: If you are looking for something that changes constantly, is rewarding, and you are surrounded by great people, you are looking at the right company.

Promotion and growth from within is something we pride ourselves on at SoftwareONE. If you are ready to grow with a company that empowers you, visit SoftwareONE Careers!

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