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This month, we sat down with Director of Sales, Alan Neal, to ask him a few questions regarding his past experiences and goals for Maris Consulting Group℠?. Be sure to check out our latest employee Q&A with Alan and do not forget to connect with him on LinkedIn!

alan neal

director of sales

(415) 918-5253

a q&a with alan neal

How long have you worked in IT recruitment?

I have worked in Technical Staffing since 2011, establishing wonderful client partnerships all over the Bay Area.

What makes you a great recruiter?

I love being able to make a notable difference in someone’s professional and personal life in a way that is positive and contributes to their overall success and happiness.

How did you first learn about Maris Consulting Group℠?

Maris℠ has built a reputation for quality candidate delivery, process streamlining, and excellent customer service in the consulting industry. Through the reputation of its leadership, Maris℠ is already an excellent and reputable industry partner.

What are 3 words to describe the Maris Consulting Group℠ (or your impression thus far)?

  • Ambitious
  • Scrappy
  • Bold

If you were to provide advice to peers in tech seeking to develop their careers, what would it be?

I would advise my peers not to shy away from professional discomfort because that is where growth starts. Also, I would say never be afraid to fail forward and learn from your mistakes.

learn a little more about alan outside of work

What’s your favorite thing to do in the Bay Area/Silicon Valley?

I have an aviation license and the Bay Area is a beautiful place to fly over.

What did you originally want to be when you grew up?

I just wanted to be happy!

What’s your favorite ’90s jam?

Killing Me Softly with His Song – Fugees

more about alan

An East Bay native, Alan Neal graduated from University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. He started off in corporate and capital equipment finance, working his way up to sales management. Alan found his passion in Sales and moved into the staffing industry in 2012. 

Outside of work, Alan is an aviation fan and likes to explore historical and cultural museums. He sits on the Board for The College Preparatory School and volunteers for Habitat for Humanity and San Francisco County Jails Religious Services.