Jim Russo received Altair Global Salesperson of the Year Award for 2022

Altair Global’s Jim Russo Honored as Salesperson of the Year for 2022

“Jim Russo is the best business development person in the business. Period.” – Brian Potts, Executive Vice President of the Americas at Altair Global.

We are thrilled to announce that Jim Russo, Senior Vice President of Business Development, has been honored with the prestigious Salesperson of the Year award for 2022. With an impressive career spanning 36 years in the relocation industry, including the past 12 years at Altair, Russo’s exceptional achievements have rightfully earned him this well-deserved recognition.

A Salesperson Like No Other

Russo is well-known in the relocation industry as the best salesperson in the business, and his colleagues can’t help but sing his praises.

“It has been and is a pleasure to work alongside Jim and see his relentless tenacity,” says Brian Potts, Executive Vice President of the Americas at Altair Global. “Jim’s competition is so high—his drive to win so intense—he just wills the prospect to choose Altair.”

Russo’s journey in the relocation industry started in Norwalk, CT, before he made the move to Scottsdale, Arizona, 21 years ago. Since then, he has become an essential asset to Altair, using his relocation experience to deeply understand the challenges our clients face.

Apart from his dedication to winning prospects over, Russo has also built strong connections with colleagues over the years, fostering a culture of collaboration and growth. When asked about his favorite part of working at Altair and on the Business Development team, Russo shared, “Besides the culture, people, and reputation for excellence, I would say the relationships that I built with our team members over my career and the commitment from Altair to grow our business.”

Jim Russo received Altair Global Salesperson of the Year Award for 2022

A Friend On and Off the Course

When Russo is not closing deals and bringing new prospects on board, you can find him on the golf course, indulging in his favorite pastime. This well-rounded approach to life not only brings him joy but also enhances his ability to connect with others and build those lasting relationships.

“While Jim is certainly one of the most competitive people I’ve ever known, he also takes great pride in making others around him better,” says Tim Rambo, Vice President of Business Development at Altair Global. “A tremendous amount of my professional success is a direct result of Jim’s guidance and investment in me.”

A Positive Impact on Altair

Having Russo as a direct report since June of 2012, Elizabeth Stewart, Executive Vice President of Business Development & Marketing at Altair Global, can attest to his work ethic and spirit as a part of her team for the past 11 years.

“Working with Jim has been an absolute pleasure, and his dedication and determination are truly unmatched,” said Stewart. “Jim has exceptional instincts and his contributions have been invaluable. We are fortunate to have him as part of our team and his achievements serve as an inspiration to us all.”

We look forward to witnessing Russo’s continued success and the positive impact he brings to Altair’s growth and development. Be sure to congratulate him the next time you see him at a local relocation conference or out on the green!

Published On: May 26, 2023

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