Stampede Success Stories
Career opportunities are expanding globally with Stampede’s continued growth. As our employees grow with the network of tools we provide, they sometimes find they want to try a new position. Stampede encourages all of its employees to be their best self and achieve greatness.
While going to school at the University of New York at Buffalo, Jeff worked part-time in Stampede’s warehouse. He majored in History and initially thought he would become a teacher. After graduation, Jeff accepted a full-time position with Stampede as a shipping and receiving specialist. His main role was scheduling product deliveries and negotiating with competing shipping companies. During that time he developed an extensive knowledge of the company’s business operations. The executives of Stampede soon recognized Jeff’s success and talent and offered him a job doing inside sales. Again, Jeff quickly transitioned from inside sales to outside sales and joined Stampede’s North East Pro AV team representing the company’s entire product line.
Jeff continued to achieve and exceed all expectations set in front of him. He quickly transitioned to the next level of sales leadership and business development to build and formalize Stampede’s network of leads and clients. Leveraging his strong communication skills, networking, and research skills he continues to forge new business partnerships.
With Stampede’s growth and expansion into Europe, Jeff is the ideal person to lead our growth in the UK. Stampede relocated Jeff to England in Fall 2016 where he continues to ensure Stampede’s growth in a new market.
Karen joined Stampede in 2004, just prior to the current executives of Stampede Presentation Products buying the company from its previous majority shareholder. With 20 years of industry experience, thirteen specific to Stampede, Karen is the ideal person to lead our customer care group.
Karen always puts our customers first and measures success in terms of customer satisfaction. Her dynamic personality and positive attitude, paired with her passion for helping others to achieve their goals, has carried her to the top of her field. Karen has devoted her career to creating strong, lasting client relationships. She has been the driving force behind why Stampede has consistently earned industry accolades for their outstanding service to customers.
What was Stampede like when you first started?
“At that time, Stampede had about 25 employees, one small office and a warehouse. There were metrics and systems still needing to be implemented. I learned more in one year here than in six at my previous company. Since then, I’ve watched the company grow exponentially. To see the growth that Stampede has experienced in these past 13 years is incredible!”
What’s the best part of working for Stampede?
“I have always believed one of the greatest benefits of working here is the ability to grow and learn more about the industry. I feel like employees are rewarded for their efforts and work. What makes Stampede exciting is that you’re always a part of the next up and coming trend. If you had told me 13 years ago we would be distributing drones, I probably wouldn’t have believed it. It’s nice to see where we have been and where we are going, the future looks bright. I’ve truly enjoyed my role here and watching us grow”
Karen was born and raised in the Buffalo Niagara area. She attended Canisius College where she earned a degree in sociology and communication. Karen has one son who plays professional hockey.