We are pleased to welcome our newest recruit to the team!
Chris Monk takes his seat in the sales department, promoting the Total Risk Manager product. Not sure what TRM is? Or want to know how to run your first 5k? Well, Chris has all the answers.
How does someone from Wales end up in Hull and working for Sypro?
I met my wife while on holiday with friends and moved to Hull to be with her six-months later. I have been in sales for 20 years, and software for the past three. It’s all been a perfect match.
Explain what Total Risk Manager is?
TRM is a comprehensive suite of risk management modules predominantly designed for the Education and Healthcare sectors. However, it can be used in any sector that has risk, asset or compliance requirements.
How will customers benefit from using it?
TRM manages an organisation’s risk, along with compliance and site assets from the one platform. It gives a clearer vision for each user of what exposure and risk the organisation has and what is required to remain compliant.
Whatever happened to the tradition face-to-face way of selling?
It’s gone the way of Zoom and MS Teams. I am so used to dealing with customers remotely that it has become second nature to me now.
How are you settling in at Sypro?
I love it. There is a lot to absorb but I couldn’t be happier.
If you weren’t in sales where would your career have gone? (I’ve heard you might have gone into tissues and bones?)
Yes, I studied anatomy and physiology, and sports therapy as well as doing A-level human biology. I got a place at the British School of Osteopathy, but life took another twist and I found myself in sales and have no regrets.
You like to keep-fit by running so any advice for doing the couch-to-5k?
Take your time. There are a lot of steps and processes to go through to do the transition from not really doing anything to covering 5k. Build it up, week by week, and do not injure yourself because this will put you back and you could lose interest. My advice would be – little and often, short runs every other day.
What running events have you completed?
I have run six marathons, and my personal best is 3 hrs 12 mins which I am proud of. I have done lots of 10ks, 10-milers and half marathons.
How have you got to grips with the home-schooling for your two children?
My 12-year-old son has been excellent and has a 100% attendance! He finds it easy to use the technology and get on with his work. My 8-year-old daughter has found it more difficult, but she has tried hard so I can’t ask anymore from either of them.
Any plans for when the country eventually gets out of complete lockdown in June?
I plan to visit my family in mid-Wales. I have not seen them in over a year and really miss them.
Thanks for taking the time, Chris, and good luck in the job.