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Kyle Leis of Sonoma County wine telesales firm VinoPro wins North Bay Forty Under 40 award

Kyle Leis

Age: 30

Vice president of sales, VinoPRO, Inc.

6085 State Farm Drive, #200, Rohnert Park 94928

707-396-5000

www.vinopro.com

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Notable Quote: ā€œIā€™m always working to lead my team by my example. If I can demonstrate what success looks like, my team will follow.ā€

Other things about me...

Greatest professional accomplishment:

Becoming vice president of sales after starting as an entry-level salesperson just 5 1/2 years prior.

Greatest professional challenge:

The constant short falls, defeats and rejection that your team will face in a sales environment and keeping that team motivated to press on.

Single most important event in your professional life in the last 12 months:

Finding a replacement for my previous role and training that person to take on responsibilities that I managed for dour years.

Next professional goal:

Close 25 new accounts to grow company revenues to all-time heights.

Quick Takes

No. 1 thing you want to ?accomplish by the time you turn 40:

Have my mortgage 50% ?paid off

Typical day at the office:

Lead a daily meeting with my sales staff, provide ?encouragement and ?direction for the sales day, give praise and recognition to top performers, provide training to reps and managers, make cold calls, schedule meetings, meet with clients. All are typical daily activities.

Kyle Leis

Age: 30

Vice president of sales, VinoPRO, Inc.

6085 State Farm Drive, #200, Rohnert Park 94928

707-396-5000

www.vinopro.com

Read other profiles of this year's winners.

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