Kevin Abood is the Vice President of Revenue and Sales at Forcivity based in our New Hampshire headquarters, and is a graduate of Georgia State University.
Let’s learn a little more about him in this installation of “Faces of Forcivity”.
What are your interests/hobbies outside of Forcivity?
When at all possible, I enjoy playing golf, tennis, snowboarding and a little archery here and there. I’m looking forward to my kids getting a little older to enjoy these things together.
What made you want to work for Forcivity?
There are two main factors.
First would be Steve, our CEO. I’ve always been a strong believer that you should choose your boss, not just a job. Steve’s leadership and steady focus have helped Forcivity grow and succeed, even during uncertain times, has set us apart and cemented him as a true leader.
Second is contributing to the growth of the N.H. tech community. There has been a lot of change in the landscape over the last few years and Forcivity remains a true constant.
What do you think is the most important characteristic to have in this industry?
A person’s and organization’s storytelling ability is the most important. Consumers but more than just products and services; they actually buy into journeys and partnerships with their vendors. So, the ability to clearly define your vision for your clients is a major differentiator.
What does a good leader look like to you?
Someone with a high emotional IQ, with a vision to tackle the good and bad. There are a lot of leaders that can lead effectively when everything is going right. True leaders at their core show their strength in the face of adversity. There are a lot of people, me included, that are pulled like gravity to those types of leaders.
Who is a media character you can relate to?
I enjoy learning about disruptive people and companies in history, and a recent favorite has been the history of Netflix. Reed Hastings pioneered a tectonic shift to the world of on-demand entertainment and “binge watching”. It’s hard to deny the impact that has had, especially now that we see our dependency on it.
Do you have a personal mantra, and if so what is it?
“Control what you can and don’t let the things you can’t control you”