We’re excited to announce the recent appointment of our new Business Development Manager, Tamara. Feel free to read the press release from the Impress Mediawebsite below outlining her appointment.
DBG recruits top jobs performer for fast growth 2010
Thursday, 14 January 2010 00:00
Fast-growing SA-based web specialist DBG Technologies has recruited a dedicated sales executive with skills honed in the tough disability employment sector during the Global Financial Crisis.
As Business Development Manager, Tamara Caire’s role is to build recognition of DBG among businesses that can benefit from its website development and search engine optimisation services. After recording a strong performance last year, DBG expects even faster growth in 2010 as businesses increasingly invest in websites to strengthen their online sales capability.
Tamara brings extensive sales experience to DBG after two-and-a-half years with employment placement agency Interwork, where she found jobs for people with disabilities, a challenge that became much more difficult after the collapse of the global economy in late 2008.
Despite the tough economic and employment environment of the past year, during her tenure at Interwork, Tamara was acknowledged as the top performer in a State-wide “Job Placement” initiative.
Tamara said the business development role with DBG was a challenge. “After two and a half years in the disability employment sector, I was looking for something new that offered me a bit of growth,” she said.
“That role was about selling the benefits of employing people with disabilities. Disability can range from depression and bipolar syndrome to physical and mental disabilities. It is often perceived as a big risk by employers. My job was to break down these barriers to encourage them to test one of our jobseekers. Once a person was placed, we would continue to review their performance for 26 weeks.
“We had some really good outcomes in terms of social confidence and working skills. It was very rewarding to watch our people come out of their shells.”
Tamara said DBG represented a complete change of pace. “Online is a constantly growing and evolving area of activity, so it involves a lot of growth and change,” she said. “For me, it is a new industry, a set of innovative services and a chance to really extend the sales and marketing skills I have developed at Interwork and previous roles. DBG is a great opportunity.”
DBG managing director Daniel Wilson said Tamara’s greatest strength was as a “people person”. “Customers don’t buy a product, they buy confidence in a person,” he said. “Tamara is very mature and well-organised. She will do a great job. She is very thorough and her enthusiasm is infectious.”