For this week’s associate spotlight, we wanted to talk about Dave “Diesel” Hewitt! Dave is on the sales team and plays a huge part by bringing in new business. Al Brander, Chief Sales Officer at SpendMend had this to say about Dave… “Dave has been the top performing RVP the last two years. He is relentless in the pursuit of new business using creative messaging and a positive attitude to win clients. Dave was branded with the nickname ‘Diesel’ which not only paints a picture of his 6’6” stature, but also the effort he puts forth.” Whether he’s bailing hay on the family farm or honing his karate skills, Dave gives 100% to everything he does! Thanks for all your hard work Dave!
Interview with Dave
What is your role at SpendMend?
VP of Sales – Northeast
How long have you been with SpendMend?
I’ve been with SpendMend for 3 years now.
How did you first learn about SpendMend?
I actually used to compete against SpendMend.
What 3 words would you use to describe SpendMend?
Results, Accountable, Proven
Why do you look forward to coming to work?
That’s easy! Matching our solution with client needs.
Before working at SpendMend, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
I worked on the family farm bailing hay as a kid. I was paid 50 cents an hour, plus dinner. Till this day, they still say they lost money on me!
What is one fun fact about you?
I have my black belt in Karate. I was in Karate for 11 years and finally obtained my black belt after 7!
What type of music or podcasts do you listen to during the workday?
I like to listen to country.
Do you have any hobbies or participate in any activities outside of work?
I like to spend my time with my kids. I have one son and one daughter who both are involved in a ton of different sports.
What was the best compliment you’ve ever been paid by a client or supplier?
“You can count on Dave to do what he says he’ll do.”
What is the best part of serving the healthcare market?
Definitely the results.
Do you want to shout out a co-worker who has helped or inspired you at SpendMend?
Hannah Geelhoed! – Our team’s graphic designer.
What advice do you have for perspective candidates who want to join the SpendMend team?
If you are results driven, this is the place for you.
What has been your proudest accomplishment at SpendMend?
Employee of the quarter. 😊
What is something you’re looking forward to for your future at SpendMend?
Expanding our team to deliver cross-functional results through a single subset of data.