Patrick Dillon has nearly a decade of sales & management experience in both direct sales and business-to-business sales. He started working for Vector Marketing while in college as a direct sales representative (Vector is the
largest recruiter of college students in the U.S., and exclusive direct sales distribution arm of Cutco products). After quickly becoming the number one rep in his home state of Wisconsin he moved into a sales management & training position which he stayed involved with throughout school.
In 2001 Patrick graduated from The University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Business degree (majors in Finance and Marketing). He moved to Milwaukee to become the youngest ever account manager with the then largest contract furniture firm in Wisconsin. After a successful start in the industry, Patrick returned to Vector on an offer to manage the Sales Promotion Department for approximately 15 states. As a Regional Sales Promotion Manager he was responsible for all sales and sales management training events, incentives and corporate travel for over 6,000 direct sales representatives and 75 managers annually. Patrick led many of the changes to the company’s sales promotion development and other innovative company programs.
After leaving Vector, Patrick helped create a web portal to aid the company’s independent Representatives and Managers in purchasing on-demand business printing needs. The site, called CutcoPrint.com now provides the majority of the on-demand printing needs to Vector’s Independent Distributors.
Currently Patrick lives in San Diego, CA where he along with his good friend Jimmy Hendricks are building a web-based apparel design community named CollarFree.com. Collar Free sells fashionable t-shirt designs submitted by independent designers and manufactured base on public vote.
His strengths are contract negotiation, promotion, project management, advertising, marketing, incentive & compensation development, event planning, purchasing, direct sales, and B-to-B sales.
Business education, technology, sales, marketing, finance, investing, travel, snowboarding, wakeboarding, skiing, kiteboarding. Serious business interests in mass market psychology, crowd behavior, trends, mavens & motivation.