As the British Transfer Window approaches its deadline, Market Dojo can rest easy, knowing our latest recruit and Business Development Manager, Tyrone is already on board. Tyrone has joined Team Dojo, bringing with him several years of sales experience and a willingness to succeed.
Without further adieu, meet our latest mountain climbing, beat making, Business Development Manager:
What was your reason for applying to Market Dojo?
I have been working in the sales industry for about 5 years and was in the market for a new role. After speaking with a recruitment company about Market Dojo, I decided to do a little research and put myself forward. I then spoke with one of the Directors for an interview and after being told about a wonderful cost and time-saving software, the company culture and flexibility – I was sold. This was before I had even logged into the Sandpit to try it myself! Essentially, I saw a great company who provide a great service to their customers and wanted to be part of the success! Plus working in the country away from the hustle and bustle seemed like a great move.
What’s the most unusual job you’ve ever had?
I’ve not done anything too out of the ordinary if I’m honest. I started off as a retail assistant when I was fresh-faced and just out of school. This was great fun, as I had gotten the role a week after my best friend had applied…Perhaps too much sometimes! After this, and before my time in sales, I was as in inbound advisor for a drugs helpline. I liked that I was able to offer advice to callers who wanted to raise their awareness, but the most unusual part of this role were some of the daily (well, pretty much hourly) prank calls and the situations younger recreational callers had gotten themselves into – None of which I can write here, unfortunately!
What is your favourite book and movie?
I am a big fan of film. Too many to list to narrow down a single favourite but they are usually Tarantino/Scorsese Directed action movies, biopics thought provokers like Transcendence, Lucy, Limitless, Interstellar that usually lead to great theoretical conversations. My favourite book by far has to be George Orwell’s ‘1984’ – a book written in 1949 about a post-war world in 1984. A book well ahead of its time, almost prophetic of the world we live in today in some aspects.
What’s the most embarrassing song on your phone?
With music. I have a very eclectic taste. My guilty pleasures consist mainly of cheesy 80’s pop, but the most embarrassing song in current rotation is either ‘The Lion Sleeps’ by the Tokens (one of my daughters current faves!) or ‘Hold On’ By Wilson Phillips, which in themselves aren’t too embarrassing until I start singing them at the top of my lungs!
What’s one thing people might not know about you?
I used to speak fluent German. I studied up until A-level but a lot of it has tapered off since then. I still try to speak it where possible and largely a lot of the vocabulary has stuck, My grammar, not so much.
Where are your favourite places to visit?
I have been to a few places including the United States, Jamaica, Germany. I would say my favourite destinations so far would be the Canary Islands, particularly Gran Canaria as I really like the language and culture. Also, Morocco, that was the first holiday with my daughter and the food there was pretty awesome.
What are your hobbies outside of work?
I am fairly keen on playing sports. I have played Rugby and American Football and occasionally meet with friends to play basketball during the summer. Another hobby of mine is music. I’m no super-producer, but I have made a few beats here and there and like to sit in on studio & freestyle sessions with my friends, time willing as we’re all fathers now! Another friend of mine had introduced me to bouldering, which I really enjoyed. This year I definitely want to make more time for this and possibly invest in some equipment long-term.
What is your biggest claim to fame?
I wish it was my music! Unfortunately, it’s just an appearance on channel five news when I was 17, regarding young students and the transition to higher education. I don’t know if they had even aired it to be honest. I almost got the opportunity to play on Tipping Point too, but I had missed their call in response to my application! Maybe my 15 minutes have passed me by 🙁
If you could be any animal, what would you be?
Either a Peregrine Falcon as they record the fastest flight speed or the Arctic Tern as they migrate the furthest distance. Either way, flight and the open sky would be the dream!
What Actor would you cast to play yourself in a movie?
I would probably get a young Michael Ealy to play the role of me. A great emotional actor and was a bit of a heartthrob in his day too!
What’s on your ‘Bucket List’?
The Three Peaks would be my most immediate item to tick off the list. My brothers and I trekked Snowden in 2016 and since then we have caught the bug! We aim to go back to Mount Snowdon this year and scale Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike too. Eventually, I’d like to do Mount Kilimanjaro. This is the highest peak you can climb without apparatus. Other items include Skydiving, owning a Porsche (any year or model) and visiting the Far East, with Japan being a primary destination and visiting Spa-Francorchamps to watch the F1 and sit along the Kemmel Straight/Les Combes. Maybe Adam Collins could take me one year?
What do you hope to achieve at Market Dojo?
To reach my targets would be a great achievement. However, given this is my third day, to soak in all of the information and training available is my primary goal at this stage. Once this is achieved, I will then be in a much better position to add to the service provided by my colleagues and help others to increase savings. You have to crawl before you can walk, right?