Trey McFarlin's Story
(Area Sales Manager - Sulphur Springs Office) - Trey McFarlin will never forget the day he accepted a role at Datamax, and returned home that first evening.
“I got home and jokingly told my wife that ‘I finally found a big boy job,’” Trey recalls. “But I had no idea how true that would actually turn out to be.”
Let’s be frank. Trey McFarlin has given everything he’s got at Datamax since he first arrived as a Business Process Consultant in Oct. 2018. Within that period, he excelled in the sales arena, and moved over as a production specialist; he became an expert in the production room and was promoted to Area Sales Manager last year.
It’s been a steady climb, full of self-satisfaction and personal growth for Trey.
“Datamax recognizes good character and work ethic. If you have both of those things, they provide the support system and tools that you need in order to be successful within this company. Who wouldn’t want to work for a company like this one?!”
What led me to Datamax?
For one thing, Trey wanted his weekends back.
Working as a kitchen and bath design specialist at a large furniture retailer, the work was rewarding but his Saturdays and Sundays were spent at work. His boys were getting “to that age where that time was coming, where I wanted to be there for family affairs and sporting events.”
Additionally, he’d befriended several of his vendor reps and was intrigued by the concept of outside territory sales.
“Being able to determine what I make was ultimately what motivated me to make a move. In the furniture role, I was restricted by the flow of customers coming to me. With territory sales, the more work you put into it, the more you will reap the rewards.”
Immediately inspired by the family-friendly environment, the culture, and the support structure, along with not being confined to an office or desk at all times, Trey signed on as a Business Process Consultant in October 2018.
My experiences at Datamax:
His steady rise within the company speaks to the sweat equity he’s offered since his arrival. But Trey says he was surprised about the all-encompassing growth that was occurring at a place like Datamax.
“There have been multiple acquisitions since I joined the company, and it makes me excited and extremely appreciative to work here. When so many other companies in our industry were closing their doors in 2019-2020, we were blessed to be in a position to expand and grow our book of business. That speaks volumes.”
What makes me want to stay at Datamax?
In what he might call his “first big boy job,” Trey’s definitely found a place that nurtures his career and sincerely wants each team member to succeed. He offers a pretty simple explanation for makes him want to stay: “Put in the work at Datamax, and you will be rewarded.”