Reflecting on his 20-year career at MarketSource, Client Services Director Neil Vinson is quick to redirect the spotlight to those he says have made his experience memorable. In fact, he spent his Sept. 4 milestone “thinking about and appreciating everyone I’ve worked with at MarketSource over the past 20 years,” he says.
Neil oversees 75+ team members in our Commercial omnichannel business who represent clients in industries like IT, industrial, construction, paint, and more.
“The years have flown by,” says Neil. “MarketSource, and Allegis Group as a whole, have such a strong culture that I’m so proud to represent.” It’s that culture that has fostered an environment encouraging of strong, long-lasting relationships. “Our people—and those we work with through our client programs—make every day a joy. The relationships I’ve built over the years are irreplaceable.”
With such a large team and variety of clients, Neil has learned it is important to value others’ strengths, distinct personalities, and ideas. “The best advice I have received was to appreciate what makes people unique and not take anyone—or anything—for granted,” he says.
In fact, he points out that the COVID-19 pandemic has been a stark reminder of that advice’s significance. “It has been an incredible challenge for everyone around the world and has personally reminded me that health and life are fragile. I try to remind myself daily that I am blessed with my faith, my family, my friends, and my job.”
Twenty years does not come without some great advice. Neil’s is to remember that others are dependent on you to do your job and to be a good representation of the company. He places a specific emphasis on people development, which he says is crucial to good leadership. Being humble is important, too. “Don’t be afraid to speak up and admit when you don’t know the answer,” he says.
We are so proud to have leaders like Neil on our team. Congratulations on this impressive milestone anniversary!