Today, we would like to introduce you to Steffen, who is originally from Germany and works in our sales team. He started his journey as a Sales Development Representative and after a short period of time, he transitioned into an Account Executive role. In this edition of “My Life at SimScale”, Steffen shares some insights into his day-to-day responsibilities and why he enjoys working at SimScale!
Name: Steffen Berbalk
Position: Account Executive
Time at SimScale: 2 years
What are your responsibilities here at SimScale?
As an account executive, I assist potential clients with their evaluation journey of SimScale. My main job is to extend demos and business cases so that the value of SimScale is well-known and communicated. On top of that, I support internal processes with the goal of making our sales team more efficient.
What does your typical day look like?
Generally, there is no typical day in our sales department; every day is something new. However, we start with our sales scrum and discuss important topics of the day. I often prepare some material for clients and attend demos, or search for accounts to support our technology.
What are some of the challenges you have faced so far?
As I am not an engineer by trade, I had to start from zero and learn everything about SimScale and the world of simulation. However, as I see the great value that SimScale has to change the industry, this was not hard and now I feel more than confident to support our new customers with their adoption of SimScale.
When are you the most productive?
I am more productive when I have engaging conversations with clients because this is when I learn the most. Also, I can find new ways to support and build a trusting relationship.
What would you say are three things you can’t live without?
My family and girlfriend. I love spending time with them. A general purpose to get up in the morning is also very important to me. I couldn’t live without podcasts as I enjoy listening to them daily.
What makes SimScale unique to you?
For me, SimScale is a company that is driven by a defined purpose, and everyone in the team is driven to fulfill exactly this — we want to empower every engineer to innovate faster. Having this kind of purpose is essential for me to keep motivated and I love this about SimScale.
Thank you, Steffen!
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