The Sales Doctor: Eric Wood

If there’s one thing about our team here at Aleuro Inc, it’s that we attract the most interesting personalities to our company! From golf pros to musicians, scholars to aspiring doctors, there’s not a single “type” that does better than the other here at Aleuro Inc. In fact, it boils down to personality and work ethic that determine if someone will excel in our company!

Meet Eric Wood, one of those exceptional personalities that excel in our company’s Management Training Program. Born in Abilene and raised in San Antonio, Eric is the oldest of 4 and naturally, assumes that same big brother role in our company to new members joining the team. The product of 2 hard-working parents and a childhood filled with basketball and swimming (he was 6’4 in middle school), Eric grew up with an understanding of pay now, play later.

Pursuing swimming seriously in high school, Eric recalls also learning discipline and perseverance by swimming an average of 5 miles a day, 6 days a week. He mastered freestyle and breaststroke races, earning a State Championship his Junior year with his team.

Graduating from Churchill High School, Eric pursued higher education at UTSA and double majored in Biology and Chemistry (impressive, we know)! His graduation in May 2015 and successful MCAT examination led Eric to the workforce as he prepared for another 8-10 years of schooling. Working first with Samsung to gain sales experience and then Aleuro Inc to gain leadership/management experience, Eric finds himself more prepared now than ever to begin his studies as an Orthopedic Surgeon.

What he’s learned most at Aleuro Inc and intends to use in Med School is the ability to train and develop others, learn from everyone that crosses his path, make unemotional business decisions, and focus on the present. From his first interview with the company, Eric has evolved into even more of a composed professional — perfect for an aspiring doctor.

When he’s not at work, you can find Eric with his wife Megan, who believe it or not he met in 7th grade!! To relax, he plays Destiny and Dungeons & Dragons fan, maximizing as much time as he can outside of the office and textbooks! A natural communicator who has brought such value to our entire company here at Aleuro Inc, Eric adds daily to the “energetic, ever-changing, family-focused company” he describes us as.

Eric, we want to thank you for the commitment you have demonstrated to our company and the level of excellence you have interjected into our client relations. Until your official graduation from med school, you will always be the sales doctor to us. Keep up the tremendous work!
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Learning About Leysha: An Aleuro Inc Exclusive

The collection of personalities housed at Aleuro Inc can be described as nothing short of fascinating! From former athletes to musicians, recent grads to budding entrepreneurs, our team boasts the most interesting collection of individuals; each different, but unified in their goal of growing professionally while helping our client grow. One of the most unique Team Leads we have, Leysha Brainum, was recently selected as the “Leader Of The Month” by her peers – an honor bestowed to those who are high performing, reliable and show great progress in their professional development.

Born in Albuquerque, NM, but a product of Mexia & Groesbeck, TX, Leysha grew up in a close knit family raised by a strong single mother!  Extremely close with her grandmother, Leysha recalls her best childhood memories on her family’s farm taking care of the livestock and riding horses. It was there her passion for animals began.

An extremely shy child, Leysha learned to put herself out of her comfort zones by joining every organization in middle school and high school possible! A soccer, softball, volleyball, basketball, tennis player and pole vaulter, Leysha stayed active and social, slowly forcing herself out of her shy shell. Joining the Varsity tennis team as a sophomore, Leysha defined her competitiveness competing in state tournaments 3 years in a row.

Coming also from a musical family, Leysha taught herself how to play the guitar and ukulele, a gift she still practices weekly. She took her love for music, sports, and animals to Texas State, studying for 3 years to be a Wildlife Biologist and minoring in business. When a car accident prevented Leysha from returning to school her senior year, she immediately dove into the work force, working at the retailer, Gap, and acting modeling & acting gigs on the side. When an opportunity to work at Aleuro Inc presented itself, Leysha knew that the Mangement Training Program was exactly the leadership training she needed to advance her career.

Upon her interview process, Leysha was most intrigued by the opportunity to run her own marketing & sales firm for our client at the end of her training; an entrepreneurial opportunity she never saw herself having before. When she realized this would put her one step closer to being financially able to open a Wildlife Sanctuary, Leysha accepted the position with excitement. Now 18 months later and well on her way to an Assistant Management promotion, Leysha continues to set the pace and the standards for our entire office.

In her spare time, she LOVES traveling, finding new adventures, listening to music, and playing soccer and tennis! Her goal in the next year is to help our client expand to California, within 3 years expand the business into an additional 3 offices, and in 5 years complete her Master’s.

Leysha – we are continuously impressed by your character, integrity, and loyalty. Thank you for choosing Aleuro Inc and for helping our company grow into one of San Antonio’s fastest growing marketing/sales firms. We value and appreciate you and can’t wait to watch your continued growth. To share your love with Leysha, be sure to leave a comment below or follow Aleuro Inc on Instagram to see all of her upcoming promotions and travel!

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Simply Systematic: Senior Corporate Trainer Pete Storseth

pete3Passion. Determination. Resilience. These are three characteristics that most people strive to have during their career. Throughout an individual’s professional journey, challenges arise, new opportunities are presented, and successes are celebrated. Aleuro Inc’s Senior Corporate Trainer, Pete Storseth, knows this journey well!

Pete was born and raised in Missouri City, TX, about 15 minutes south of Houston. Growing up, he was considered the “class clown” (he’s the office clown now, haha!). Pete has always been passionate about art – his favorite medium being illustration. He also has an athletic side and played football throughout junior high and high school. After graduating from Elkins High School, Pete moved to Lubbock, TX to attend Texas Tech University (Guns Up!). He attended Texas Tech for 3 years and decided to transfer to The University of Houston, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Media Production.

With a college degree and knowledge under his belt, Pete moved to Austin, TX to pursue his love for the film industry. He soon became the Assistant Editor, Assistant Locations Manager, and part of the art department for an independent feature film. Pete also starred in a couple of  independent short films – one of them being a zombie film where he died three times! Though Pete experienced success in the film industry, he also saw the other side of it – the competitive and inconsistent side. Struggling to find more work, he ended up taking short-term jobs such as waiting tables, managing a furniture store, and working in a call center. Pete knew he wanted something more; he wanted a long-term career where he could run his own business and be financially free.

pete4After searching for jobs online, Pete found a job with a glass company that promised the opportunity to start in an entry level sales position and quickly move up into management. He gave it a shot, worked hard, and was promoted to management within one year! Pete was then given the opportunity to oversee the San Antonio market working with the same glass company. While he loved the entrepreneurial side of the position, he wanted to work with a prestigious client and a more professional direct marketing and sales approach. Pete searched again for a new opportunity. He came across Aleuro Inc and discovered that they were working with AT&T (we all know who they are!) and other multi-billion dollar telecommunications clients. After interviewing with our CEO, Matthew, Pete knew working at Aleuro Inc was the right fit!

Since the very beginning of his career with Aleuro Inc, Pete has set the pace in both sales and team building. His work ethic and systematic nature make him a prime example of true leadership. Pete’s advice to any new team member is to “study your butt off, work hard, and invest in both yourself and others!” Aleuro Inc is very grateful to have Pete on its team and is excited to see him expand the company into a new market in the near future! Congratulations, Pete, on being Aleuro Inc’s featured leader this month! Your hard work and dedication is much appreciated!

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Never Say Never, Especially to a Navarro!

Just a single year ago, Maricela made a personal decision that it was time to for her to buckle down and be more career-driven; it was time for her to find a company for the new year that she could call home. Mere months later, she started at Aleuro Inc and 8 months following, she has earned the opportunity to expand to our latest office location in Sacramento, California this week.

When she’s not reading her favorite book “The Breadwinner” by Deborah Ellis or cooking Mole, she’s working hard with Aleuro Inc.  When we asked who inspired her she replied, ” My mother inspires me because she is the true definition of a strong, hard-working Latina.”

When we asked what she is most excited about by moving to Sacramento, California she replied, “I’m most excited about the experience itself and moving with six great individuals and doing things that haven’t been done.”
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Marciela’s favorite quote is from a Proverb that states, “Success isn’t how far you got but the distance you traveled from where you started.” Aleuro Inc can see how Maricela has come such a long way and we are going to miss her hilarious stories and positive attitude every morning.  Coming from Chicago to San Antonio to Sacramento shows that she is moving towards bigger and better things and we here at Aleuro Inc wish her the best of luck in her journey!