Every Friday for the next couple of months we will be having a Staff Spotlight blog, highlighting one member of our incredible staff each week. This week let’s take a look at Chris Converse, our Relationship Manager!
How did you get started at Endless?
I’ve known Will [Curran, Endless president] for most of my life. When he was interested in starting the company he wanted to create a business plan for a business plan competition and apply for a student entrepreneurship initiative. I worked with Will on the business plan and helped build what Endless had to offer. I left for a little while, but came back because I enjoy the business and want to help it grow.
How would you describe what you do to someone who doesn’t work here?
I manage and create relationships with potential clients. I reach out to potential clients and set up meetings where I tell them about myself and who we are at Endless. I also talk about how we can help them with their upcoming events. Once the relationship has been created and an event is being planned, I pass them along to an Account Manager to help them with all of their needs.
What was your most rewarding moment at Endless so far?
Getting the chance to talk to some very influential people and potential clients, specifically talking with Leanne Williams with 48 Communications at Nerd HQ about how we can help them. Being able to meet and work with the high profile potential clients that we work with is always an exciting, rewarding experience.
What is something unique about you that most people don’t know?
I am very distantly related to the family that started the Converse shoe company (hence, the last name).
What is one unique, extra enjoyable moment you’ve had at an event?
When we were working Phoenix Comicon and volunteers weren’t around in my area, all of the weight of that event fell on me. I was able to pull everything together, please the talent, and make sure everything ran well.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I love to rock climb and to read.
Any favorites that stick out?
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov and The Inheritance Cycle series by Christopher Paolini are some of my favorite books. I love sushi. My favorite band is AC/DC. My top three movies of all time are The Usual Suspects, Snatch, and Lucky Number Sleven.