Introducing Kyle Anderson – our Amazing Account Executive
As we began to expand and grow, Walker Tracker’s leadership team envisioned a strong sales and marketing team equipped to handle an anticipated spike in customers. One of the first additions was account executive Kyle Anderson. Since joining Walker Tracker, Kyle has proven to be a quick study who remains cool under pressure, as well as a friendly team player who always makes time to share knowledge and best practices.
He’s also a pretty darn good athlete! Say hello to Kyle!
“I really want to get my pilots license someday.”
You would not expect someone afraid of heights to say this, but Kyle is not one to let fear block paths to success. This former track athlete did not let a fear of heights prevent him from becoming a collegiate pole vaulter, and Kyle has utilized these lessons in his business career. “My background insports, and in overcoming injuries and setbacks, has always been a good lesson for me as far as business, sales, learning from failure, and growth.”
Kyle was a top ranked high school track star and successful college athlete before being beset by injuries. “I started going to rehab, doing physical therapy, and I became interested in the PT route. That’s where I initially went in college.” Kyle obtained a degree in Pre-Physical Therapy and Exercise Science, and began his career working at a PT clinic. Over time, he became interested in business and completed several informational interviews with business leaders over a six month stretch. “I really enjoyed the tech community and the business side, and I was really interested in it.”
Kyle’s business knowledge, experience, and eye for process-driven growth are welcome additions which strengthen the team. “The biggest thing that I enjoy about Walker Tracker is the team. I think everyone in our team is stellar, has a great attitude, and we support each other really well.”
We had a chance to ask Kyle a few fun questions. This is what he had to say.
What is the last book you read?
I just started getting back into reading so I can’t remember what the last one was, but I am currently reading Never Split the Difference (by Chris Voss and Tahl Raz). One book that I look forward to reading is Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey. I’ve been hearing really good things about it and I want to check it out.
What are some of your favorite hobbies outside of work?
I like being active and outdoors. Playing basketball with friends, although I have not been able to do that much. I like snowboarding, wakeboarding, surfing, dirt biking, mountain biking.
What are three things on your bucket list?
Definitely traveling. I’ve never been outside of North America, I have never been to Europe so I am looking forward to going to those different continents at some point. I really want to take a trip to Aspen, Colorado and do a road trip around the mountains and snowboard during the winter. I think I really want to go skydiving one day, but I don’t know if I’d be able to step out of the plane.
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you’d do with the money?
I’ve always wanted a Toyota Tacoma, so that is the first thing I’d get. From there, I’d learn more business stuff, investing so I’d put resources into learning more about that. I’m also pretty interested in real estate, so I’d be investing in that. I’m trying to be smart with my money while I’m young.
Any fun fact that you’d like to share about yourself.
I have a family member that signed the Declaration of Independence – George Walton. It’s really cool to look back at that and see their name on there.