I sat down with Robyn Dettmer who was recently promoted to VP of Marketing and Sales Operations. She speaks on her new position and why she’s stayed at Boundless for over 10 years!
Tell me a little bit about yourself! Where are you from? What do you do when you’re not working?
I was born in California and moved to Maryland when my dad’s job took him back to his hometown in Baltimore. Grew up in a rural area north of the city and lived there through college. Fun fact about my childhood in California- my mom worked at the credit union at Disneyland and was friends with all the characters- so I have pictures with my favorites- Mickey & Minnie!
Outside of work, I found my passion in TexMex and margaritas, which has led to a regular yoga / barre / spin routine to keep me ‘balanced’. I also love spending time with friends, baking and reading.
How did your career at Boundless begin?
I had been running an estate sale company and was looking for an opportunity to return to a more traditional 9-5 job that didn’t require all my weekends. The support team had an opening and it was the perfect match to connect with a great company and culture.
What is the most rewarding part of your new position?
I’m excited to have a bigger impact in the success of our sales team. We have fantastic individuals working every day to bring more value to our customers. My goal is to leverage the talents of our team to offer more support and strategic resources.
You’ve been at Boundless for over 10 years! What’s your favorite thing about the company?
My answer hasn’t changed in 10 years- it’s the people! We each live by our core values which drives innovation, focuses on the ‘why’ we do things- not just the ‘what’, and creates a culture of care for our internal team and our clients.
You went from managing a team of 4, to now 8! What do you think are essential qualities of a good manager?
Communication and trust. I strive to give team members autonomy while giving support and direction when it’s needed.
What do you love most about working in the promo industry?
Most of us fell into the promo industry, and I’m so glad that I did. There is never a boring day! This industry provides consistent challenges and opportunities to bring both analytical and creative approaches to our work.
And just for fun, if you were a promo product, what would you be?
I think I’d be a journal. Traditional, practical and open to whatever the future holds!
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