We hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know some of the people who keep the P2Sample engine running over the past few months! This month, we spoke with Phillip Bartolacci, one of our awesome account managers who makes sure that our clients’ projects are smooth and successful. We asked him a few different questions this time, and you might be surprised at some of his answers! 

What’s a typical day in the life as an Account Manager?
As an account manager, my time is split between developing new accounts, enhancing existing relationships and ensuring our clients’ needs are understood and met on project as well as global levels. This allows me to communicate with both internal colleagues (the amazing bids, projects and operations teams) as well as external clients every day. I love providing solutions for clients that makes them successful in the eyes of their own end-client, and expanding each relationship to the max. 

What are your favorite things about working for P2Sample and your work in particular?
At P2Sample, each team has a high level of professionalism. I like the harmony and vision of our wee office in Atlanta and the absolute commitment to personal and professional success. When it comes to my own work, I have a natural affinity to teach and help people achieve successes and a career in sales allows that to happen daily.

Who inspires you?
I’m very fortunate to have many people in my life who inspire me (not necessarily well-known people, however). The most inspirational person is my wife Adele, who encourages and supports me as a husband, father and friend. She’s the luckiest thing that’s ever happened to me. (I promise my wife didn’t make me say this!)

When you aren’t working, what would we find you doing?
I spend some of my free time reading or some kind of training – just basic exercise or martial arts. I also do my best to navigate the choppy waters of being a father my two teenage daughters will admire; spending time with them is a favorite past time. If they’ll watch Formula 1, which I watch ad nauseam (www.formula1.com is my most visited website), even better. I even have a bright red leather briefcase made at the Ferrari factory. Forza Ferrari!

In addition to your two human children, do you have any animals?
We also have a golden doodle, cat, two horses and a frog (although I’m not sure if he’s still alive).

What is your spirit animal?
The turtle. A turtle represents wisdom, innate self defense and preservation, humility, determination and emotional intelligence. So, 3 out of 5 isn’t too bad. Gives me something to strive for!

Let’s talk about the past. What fad or trend do you hope comes back?
As for fads, let’s bring leave the entire decade from 1976 to 1985 and anything associated with that time in the past. However, if I could go back in time and live in a different era, I think the age of Edison and those inventors like him were the start of the golden age of innovation. This would have been an interesting time to be alive. 

Do you have a quote/statement in life you tend to follow?
Hebrews 12:11: “No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful.  Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.”

Do you like to travel? Where is the most interesting place you’ve been?
Fortunately, I’ve had the pleasure of traveling far and wide, but the most interesting and diverse place I’ve been is Tasmania. Our family just returned from a trip to Egypt where we cruised the Nile and visited some of the most amazing sites of human development.

Connect with me on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pjbartolacci/