Ryan Thurber is a sales rock star at Cybba. Employed with the company for almost two years, he has worked hard to perfect his time management skills and has become an invaluable piece to Cybba's growing sales team.
Learn more about Ryan and what his life at Cybba is like...
Describe yourself in 3 words:
Resourceful, Diligent, Ambitious.
What does your day-to-day look like?
I prefer to organize my days and weeks by time blocking. Most days start with responding to emails or tackling any priorities that I had set the day before. After this I follow up with any companies that have pending decisions. I will then focus on outreach to grow my pipeline. This consists of calling, emailing, social media messaging, etc. By the end of the day, I am finishing up any tasks I did not finish and planning for the rest of the week. Throughout my day there are external and internal meetings being held that I will block time for.
What’s your favorite trend you’ve seen in marketing recently?
Live Commerce/Live Shopping! Livestreaming has become increasingly popular and has opened the door for new marketing capabilities. With Live Commerce/Live Shopping it has allowed brands to be more connected with their audience and has given consumers a way to actively participate in the brand’s livestreamed content. Additionally, it gives consumers the ability to purchase what they see in the livestream without leaving the page. While it is not yet popular in the US market, I do expect this to take off within the next couple years.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Two quotes come to mind: “Time kills everything” and “Follow through on everything you say”. I enjoy both because they are applicable to my job as an Account Executive and in my life outside of work.
If you could switch jobs with anyone else at Cybba, who would it be and why?
Our CEO Stephen Polinsky! I would love to see what it takes to manage and run Cybba on a day-to-day basis. It would also be great to see Stephen Polinsky in an Account Executive role.
What’s a secret talent or hobby of yours?
I love obscure movies, so the weirder and lesser known, the better.
What are you binge-watching right now?
Dark, on Netflix!
Look at your phone – what’s your most used emoji?
I hardly use emojis, but I must have been hungry. 🍕