Meet our Sales & Project Manager – Alexander Riese

Alexander, once again welcome to Agentum. We are thrilled to have you onboard. You started in February but it feels like you have been with us for so much longer. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your background?

Thanks a lot! I am happy to be a part of the team at Agentum and the exciting journey we have ahead of us!

Well, where to start? It is hard for me to pinpoint where I come from because I was born in the U.S., but quickly moved to Gothenburg (bästkusten) and lived there as a kid. Later when I was 5 years old, we moved back to the U.S. and spent some time living in both Atlanta, which is my birth town, and Detroit. A few years later we moved to Stockholm’s archipelago where I’ve lived ever since, with the exception of a year spent in South Africa. Naturally, I love exploring the world and especially experiencing different cultures and ideas.

I recently received my BBA degree from the Stockholm University. I actually delayed my degree by a year as I worked as president for the student organization, Föreningen Ekonomerna. During my studies I realized that my preferred way of learning and developing is engaging with as many people as possible and being exposed to their thoughts and ideas. Therefore, I love networking and meeting people – something that comes in handy at Agentum.

How did you end up at Agentum?

I’d love to repeat our mantra of “Great people know great people”, and in my case it was actually my dad who recommended me for the job, as he’s been an agent with Agentum for many years. So, I’m lucky to have a great dad, who is a true role model for me and a few years ahead of me when it comes to networking.

After the first interview with Agentum I was impressed by the competence and diverse backgrounds of the team. As I hinted at earlier, I was already convinced of the power of networking and saw a great opportunity to learn as much as possible – by meeting amazing people that are part of the Agentum network.

Tell us about your role as Sales & Project Manager

It’s a quite dynamic role that covers many different responsibilities, but mainly I’ll be working with both new and existing clients to figure out how Agentum’s model best can suit them. I’ll also be taking ownership of our social media channels, as well as this blog. From time to time, I’ll be working on various projects to further develop our offering to both clients and agents, such as webinars and networking events. In a smaller company such as Agentum, it’s hard to define a person’s responsibility within one title – but I truly love that environment and look further to develop as an individual together with the company!

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