The ability to connect with an audience in a meaningful way requires talent. Vincent Tuccillo not only has that gift, but it has steered him down a successful—although unconventional—career path. And lucky for us, that path eventually led him to MarketSource.
In the late ‘80s, Vincent managed a sporting goods store in New York City and was a street performer on the weekends. One weekend, a man in the audience approached Vincent and asked if he would help attract attendees to his company’s booth at the upcoming PC Expo. After observing the salespeople work the booth, Vincent decided to incorporate their pitch into his performance. This time, his audience included a manager with IBM, who—impressed with Vincent’s delivery and initiative—offered him a position in software sales.
After moving to Atlanta and enjoying a 15-year career with IBM, the company eventually sold its PC division, leaving Vincent unemployed. So, he embraced his Italian roots and opened a pizzeria with his sister. The creative bug bit him once again, and, during an acting gig in a local theater, in the audience was a MarketSource team member.
Vincent has had quite a ride. He has smoothly switched from street performer to an IBM career to pizzeria owner, then back to theater actor and a return to the corporate world at MarketSource. Next? The pandemic.
“Just before I was supposed to start at MarketSource as a program manager, COVID-19 hit, and the client, unfortunately, had to cancel their program,” explains Vincent. “But what’s incredible is that, within a week, MarketSource offered me another job as an engagement manager on a different program. I was really impressed with the company’s desire to make the best of the situation and gladly accepted the offer. Later, when the opportunity arose to backfill a program manager who had just been promoted, it was like everything came full circle!”
“I was told years ago that those who utilize their strengths to do what they love will always find success,” says Vincent.
“I’ve been fortunate to have leaders here who have invested in me,” he says. In fact, Vincent has already begun paying that forward: his favorite part of the job is coaching others. “I was told years ago that those who utilize their strengths to do what they love will always find success,” says Vincent.
Vincent has certainly demonstrated his strengths, and in doing so has set an ideal example for his teammates.