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 9

Owner, Malakye.com  
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.,