Fireside Chats With Pat

Pat is currently executive vice president of sales at Boundless. Prior to joining Boundless, Pat was vice president of sales for Toppers, a Top 20 industry supplier. Prior to Toppers, he served as vice president of national accounts for Norwood Promotional Products, one of the largest promotional products suppliers in the industry. In his free time, Pat enjoys drinking a cool beverage while attempting to play golf.

As we look forward into 2022, most experts predict that the headwinds impacting the promo industry will continue, coupled with the latest COVID variants. But at Boundless we are seeing opportunities like never before in our 16-year history. The following signs from our customers make us very optimistic about 2022...

Supply chain and labor challenges are getting a lot of press right now, and for good reason. But one not-so-publicized challenge facing the industry is technology security that protects companies and customers. Security threats are real, and not going away. Those in the industry that make the necessary investments will pick up market share and ultimately enjoy the financial benefits...

Boundless was acquired by a private equity partnership in June of this year. With the industry seeing more changes than ever in ownership, mergers and acquisitions, I thought this would be a good time to sit down with one of the investors and interim president of Boundless, Charley Dean. He shares his perspective on how he views the industry’s greatest opportunities and challenges...

For years, the primary promo industry client technology solution was a simple website where buyers could search for product and request a sample or quote. But now, due to technology advances in other industries, companies are demanding more from their promotional vendors...

Throughout the years, I have seen talented salespeople enter this industry with an eye on becoming a million-dollar producer. They work hard early on, have some customer wins, and see their sales increase. By years two and three, they become much smarter regarding the nuances of this industry. They see sales continue to progressively grow,…

I've spent countless hours attending sales seminars, reading books and viewing instructional videos to improve my sales presentation skills. Over time, I felt that many of these training programs were saying the same thing, just in a different way. Here are five fundamental steps that I found lead to a successful first sales meeting...

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