Getting to know Martin Besaris
Who are you?
My name is Martin Besaris. I’m 30 years old and live together with my girlfriend in Bathmen. That’s a small village near Deventer. I love to fish or play golf. And I’m an enthusiastic scuba diver.
What do you do at The Inside?
I started working at The Inside last year November as international sales manager. Together with Michael Hermans [CEO of The Inside] I’m responsible for all our international sales and clients. I try to find new leads and assignments and maintain the relationship with our existing clients. The last few months I focused mainly on potential clients in Great Britain.
Why do you like working in sales?
Most of all I like the contact with our clients. And trying to fulfil all their wishes and demands. So I can present them a product that’s beyond their expectations. And to be honest, I’m quite a competitive guy. I want to be the best out there. After all, nobody remembers the number two, right?
The international facet of my current function at The Inside is also a great aspect. I get to visit new places on a weekly basis and meet a lot of new, interesting people. Who wouldn’t love that?
How do you like working at The Inside?
It’s been absolutely great! The cooperation with Michael is going really well. And I really like the family atmosphere at the office. It feels like a warm bath and it’s always nice to be there.
I’ve been travelling a lot the past months. I went to Britain almost every week, had a lot of interesting conversations and visited some really inspiring companies. This last month I also visited the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona and manned our booths at EuroShop, Dusseldorf and ExhibitorLive in Las Vegas.
What has been the absolute high light?
The first thing that comes to mind is the first booth that I sold. It was a really great and big booth at the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona. It made me proud when I visited the congress and saw the result.
Besides that I loved the conversations I had during my visits to Britain. From small company to multinational: they all took their time to sit down and talk to me.
And now some non-work related questions to get to know you better:
What was the best moment of your day so far?
I already had a few really nice phone calls with clients. I’m sorry… that was a work-related answer.
What’s something that really bugs you?
I can’t stand indecisiveness. And I haven’t got much patience with lazy people.
What’s the most important lesson you learned?
“It is like it is. If it wasn’t, than it wouldn’t be so.”
If you could witness [or participate in] an event in the past, what would it be?
I would have liked to be present at the first issue of shares of Apple. And of course buy a lot of them!
If you would win the lottery, what’s the first thing you would do?
Buy a large peace of land and build like 10 houses on it. Than I would invite everyone I love to come and live there. So we could eat together every evening. Or perhaps I might start a scuba diving school at Curacao. One with a bar of course to create a great atmosphere.
If you could learn anything, what would you choose?
I would like to learn how to play the violin. I enjoy listening to classical music so it would be quite nice if I could play the partitions myself.
If you could meet someone, dead or alive, who would it be?
Albert Einstein! The man was a genius. And decades ahead of his time. I think it would be interesting to have a conversation with him.