Jesse Gessel

Jesse Gessel

REI - Sr. Sales Specialist
Currently: Sr. Sales Specialist at REI - Houston Galleria
Location: Houston TX
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Being an Ambassador in the Outdoor Retail Industry has been the majority of my young professional career. The last four years I have worked with Outdoor Industry giant REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.) and have worked my way up through the company as a Sales Specialist, Sales Lead, and Sales Manager. I have worked in multiple size retail locations varying from Sales volumes of 8 million per year to 17 million per year. My experiences working with diverse teams have allowed me to adapt to changing personalities and backgrounds to accomplish store goals. I drove sales, merchandising, customer experience, training and hired team members for each major department in the stores I worked in. My New Store Opening experiences have allowed me to have greater understanding on how a retail business is built from the ground up and is forever valuable. I have been put through difficult challenges and adversities with my own growth as an individual but also with developing employees to become leaders within the store or grooming them as a future manager. My personal brand is strong communication, self-starter, energetic, passionate, authentic, approachable and highly organized.

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Interests & Groups

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INTERESTS
  • Camping
  • Backpacking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowboarding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Trail Running
  • Slack Lining.
SPORTS
  • no sports
GROUPS
  • no groups

Education History

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Connections

PEOPLE 10

Owner, Malakye.com  
CEO, COO, International Business Development, Sales, Commercial Management, Managing Director, General Manager  
Sales and Marketing Executive (Vice President Sales and Marketing)  
Key Account Representative  
Business Development Manager - Outdoor & Bike  
Business Development - Surf, Skate & Snow  
Operations Mgr at ClimbTech  
Sales Manager  
Sales/Management Professional  
Marketing & Executive Assistant  

COMPANIES 82

Quiksilver
Burton Snowboards
O'NEILL
Flow Sports Inc.
Spy Optic, Inc.,