Meet Sam Winter

Where are you from?

I grew up in Janesville Minnesota, a small town near Mankato.

Tell us a little bit about you.

I am a collector of retro video games, vinyl records, and much to my wife's joy I recently added cassette tapes and CDs to the list of obsolete media I scour garage sales to find. I have a daughter, 2 huge dogs, and a fish. I enjoy bourbon and being a Vikings fan, and the former is probably strongly related to the latter.

If there was a movie about your life, who would play you and why?

Nic Cage - That dude has range, a sense of humor, and can pull off anything.

What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

I love reading horror and fantasy novels, watching wrestling, and enjoy brewing beer. But my favorite thing to do is hang out with my wife and daughter for as long as they will tolerate me.

What’s a ridiculous fact about yourself?

I like eating Kiwi fruit with the skin on, like an apple.

What part of your position provides the most value?

My favorite part about sales is connecting businesses with solutions that have a genuine positive impact on their business, and making new connections with people in the FM area.

Tell us about your experience.

I started my sales career on a Microsoft vendor team here in Fargo and have worked in nearly every aspect of tech sales between then and now. In that time I’ve made lifelong friendships and immensely enjoyed the wealth of great people I’ve had the opportunity to work with.

What part of your job do you believe makes the most impact?

Building connections with our clients and helping to align their needs with the full suite of services that Spotlight can provide to help their businesses thrive.

Why does our community matter to you?

The Fargo area is a unique mix of great people who choose to spend months of each year living in weather conditions that will make you question your sanity, which breeds togetherness, teamwork, and a culture of hard work. It’s a great place to raise a family and build lasting friendships.

What are some of your goals at Spotlight?

To build new connections, provide our clients with world-class services, and replicate that local experience to a wider audience on a national level.

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