Samantha Stryker has joined the Tealbook team as our new Sales Director. Samantha started her professional journey as a buyer & pricing manager at North America’s largest turnkey greenhouse company, to developing & implementing her own procurement and SCM processes as an Ops. Manager with their sister company under Gibraltar Industries. She later joined Aquiire, formerly Vinimaya, to support their Sales, Marketing & Services teams with Client Success and Strategies, before the Coupa acquisition in 2018. Since then, Samantha excelled in launching then supporting global User Group experiences focused on user adoption and networking with local customers on their Customer Marketing team. Her mantra when it comes to customers: talk less & listen more. She firmly believes the best outcomes spawn from good listening.
On a personal level, she currently lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband, Jordan, and labradoodle, Finn, where she enjoys the local brewery scene, game nights, introducing visitors to Cincinnati, and traveling in her rare free time.
Samantha on joining Tealbook:
A data solution that takes the guessing work out of supplier management is thrilling. While scouring Tealbook’s website, a video discussing how Supplier Information is shared sold me instantly. “By having conversations at our desk, around the water cooler…that’s how we find out about who we’ve worked within the past”. It brought back a flood of memories from my procurement days, where tens, sometimes hundreds, of thousands of dollars were spent on based off this casual chit-chat and outdated data stored in the dark depths of our ERP. In some cases, suppliers were not given an even playing field due to emotions or personalities getting in the way. I knew, even before I really met the product, that I found where I want to be: in a company that gives suppliers an even playing field for clients who need a trusted source of supplier data.
At Tealbook, I am excited to bring my love of process development & my background in SCM, procurement, and business operations to Tealbook’s Sales, Marketing & Customer Success teams. Let’s get started!