Meet Brian Chandler, Business Sales Associate at ALLO Business (AlloFiber.com/Business).
Tell us a little about your business. – ALLO is a Nebraska owned and operated technology company, that focuses on four key pillars to assist our businesses. We provide fiber-based internet with guaranteed no limitation on bandwidth, cloud voice-providing voices services anywhere, managed IT services-providing IT solutions to assist in effortlessly managing your daily business needs and IT Security-ensuring all your networking devices are secure, allowing you to run your business free from threats.
How did you get started in the business? – I started in Telecom and Technology sales back in 2008. I knew a friend in the industry whose company was looking for a new rep, and I just happened to be looking for a new sales role. At the time, they wanted someone with limited experience in technology sales, but one who could focus on the sales relationships… I guess I was that guy.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally? – The biggest challenge is trying to keep up with changing technology. Updates and new options are continuous. You must educate yourself timely and pivot when needed to continue to provide the customer with the most up to date information so they can make solid business decisions.
Tell us a little about your family. – I’m a single dad of two, a 12-year-old boy and 10-year-old girl. We live in a combined home with my fiancé, who has two daughters, 20 and 11, as well as a 15-year-old son. Lots going on in our house…
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life? – Just trying to keep it all together with schedules of all of the activities the kids are in.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – Travel… favorite spots tend to be anywhere near the ocean!
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know? – I’m a musician and have been playing in local bands since I was 13.
What is your favorite quote or the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – Be curious, not judgmental.
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be? – Positive. I always try to stay in an upbeat frame of mind.
If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be? – Music and entertainment. I’ve always wanted to write a hit song.
What local nonprofit organizations are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why? – My church, St. John’s Lutheran Church and Open Door Mission.
What is your favorite TV show? – Shrinking.
What is your favorite local Omaha restaurant? – I have two. Maria’s Mexican Restaurant in Ralston – I love their margaritas and puffy tacos. And then The Mediterranean Café, which has great kabobs.