Every Monday we’d like you to meet someone new around here at JustBats.com. Get to know us a little better! Meet Ryan! Ryan is our Product Manager and makes sure that everything you want to buy on JustBats.com is up to par and the best of the best! Here is what makes Ryan tick.
1. How long have you worked here at JustBats.com?
I believe that June 1st of this year will be 5 years for me.
2. What is your favorite sport and team?
Depending on the season, my favorite sport is either baseball or football and my favorite team is either the Royals or Chiefs.
3. What's your favorite thing about working at JustBats.com?
The relationships that I get to have, given my position, are definitely my favorite part of the job. I get to meet and hang out with some really cool people.
4. What kind of stuff do you like to do outside of work?
I like to fish and hunt, camp, play golf, and hang out. Really anything outdoors except soccer is good with me.
5. Tell us a little bit about what you do here at JustBats.com as Product Manager?
I manage all of the products we buy and sell here. Everything on the shelves is my responsibility. We work to keep everything in stock, not spend way too much money, and be as profitable as possible.
6. How do you stay on top of what products are new and hot items?
Those relationships I mentioned earlier are a big part of staying on top of the industry. We hear about new products and hot products from our customers and our suppliers, but hearing it before anyone else goes back to the relationships.
7. Any words of advice for people going in to your line of work?
Never stop learning. I had no background in this when I started, and it was a rough start, but because of the resources I've been given and the ability and blessing to go learn it, I have become very knowledgeable in the field. I think that is possible with any field. Just go learn it, don't stop, strive to be the best in the world at whatever it is you're doing.
8. What's your favorite memory of working at JustBats.com?
My team has been on some very memorable outings, but my favorite was the time we were all at Hereford House for a happy hour meeting some time around Christmas. I'll leave out the details except for Dave acting as Santa and Jim sitting on his lap telling him what he wanted for Christmas.
9. You've been in quite a few JustBats.com images and videos, think there is an acting career in your future?
One day, after the great Jason Statham passes away, I'd like to think my looks alone would land me the role as him in his life story.
10. Because the Oscar's were on the last night, give us your favorite movie.
Probably Dazed and Confused.