Employee Spotlight: Brian Smith

Here we are again, sitting down with one of our team members to learn more about them. We love learning about our team! This month we are talking to Brain Smith, the sales manager at our Auto Outlet location. Brian has been with the company for 13 years now. Brian started with us as a sales representative. We sat down and gave Brian our normal “spotlight” questions and here is what we learned!

VanDevere: Hi Brian, thank you for taking the time to sit with us. We will start off easy… What is the best thing about your job?

Brian: I would say the team, friends, and having fun! It is a warm, family feeling working at the Outlet and for the VanDevere Bunch.

VDV: That’s great! We do have such a great team of coworkers. Also, fun activities to get to know them like the Company Picnic. What are 3 words you would use to describe VanDevere?

Brian: That’s easy… Family, Integrity and Truthfulness

VDV: Love to see how much the company positively impacts each other and the costumers! What do you like to do when you are not at work?

Brian: I love to spend time with my wife and three kids! I am a season ticket older so I really enjoy attending Cleveland Browns games Too. I even spend time collecting items such as sports cards, comic books, and more!

VDV: That’s great! Football season has almost started, so do you have a favorite player and how far do you think the Browns will go this year? Also, do you have a favorite collectors item?

Brian: The Browns will go all the way!! Myles Garrett is probably my favorite player right now. As for a favorite collectors item that I have possessed, I would say The Amazing Spider-Man comic!

VDV: We are also hoping for the Cleveland Browns to go all the way! Hope your comic collection continues to grow too. What inspires you?

Brian: I am inspired by my family. I appreciate and I am thankful for my parents, wife, and kids everyday!

VDV: Great answer! That’s a great way to start each day. I once met ____________!

Brian: It was awesome to be able to meet and shake Michael Irvin’s hand. He played for the Dallas Cowboys as wide receiver and is in the hall of fame.

VDV:  That is Crazy! What a great experience. Speaking of superhuman football players, if you could pick one superpower, what would it be?

Brian: The ability to fly!

VDV: I’m sure with that power you could fly anywhere! Where would you fly to or what is your favorite travel spot?

Brian: Jamaica for sure! I had a great time there in the past and would love to fly there again sometime.

VDV: With that super power, you could be there and a couple other places by tomorrow! Now, locally, do you have a favorite place to eat or visit in your city?

Brian: My family and I like to go to Buffalo Wild Wings together. My go-to order is flat wings extra crispy with medium sauce and ranch on the side.