Hi there! I’m David Jones with Millennial Marketing AZ. I spent most of my business life in the healthcare industry. Cut my teeth back in the mid 80’s building PC’s for physician groups then got into implementation, training and support. Then I left the vendor world for a time and spent a decade in the real world managing the systems for a management services organization in Southern California. In 1997 I decided I wanted to try my hand in sales and was fortunate enough to land a position with a large company in the radiology market. For awhile my territory included all 50 states so was a bit of a road warrior.
I like the sales process a lot. For me it’s all about building relationships. Whether it be professionally or personally the only path to true success is when we build strong relationships. That’s what we do at Millennial Marketing AZ. We make an effort to get to know our clients and understand their business. Our approach is strategic in nature, not “let’s throw this up on the wall and see what sticks.” Anissa and I believe that there is a cost of inaction, that to not implement a marketing plan is akin to throwing money away.
The personal stuff: I live in Arizona with my partner who I met in 1975 in Australia. We reconnected a couple of years ago and now share a home here in the Phoenix area. I have two children, a daughter, Jennifer and a son, Stephen. No pets but several bicycles. In 2010 I decided to do something a little crazy. Well, okay a lot crazy. I dropped out of corporate America and rode a bicycle across the United States. It was a great experience over 4,100 miles. What I learned along the way is that what shapes this country isn’t its physical beauty but the people. This was a pivotal time in my life and helped me recalculate what is important in life. I’ve been involved with several non profit organizations including those that are devoted to homelessness and kindness.
Favorite pastime: A couple of them, bicycling and travel. So far I’ve been to 28 countries and 5 continents and bicycled 25,000 miles in 49 states. Yeah, I have a bit of wanderlust.
Favorite saying: “Learn to look at life through the prism of possibilities and not the lens of limitations.” One of seven axioms that I try and live my life by.
Favorite music: Just about anything. Love music. My partner and I go to see concerts and live music whenever we can. She has a big vinyl collection which we dive into regularly.
Favorite book: “Mans Search For Meaning” by Victor Frankl