Congratulations to Nick Mirabile, ASI’s 2020 Salesperson of the Year
We hope your 2020 is off to as great a start as ours as we already have some exciting news to share. Our very own Nick Mirabile has been named ASI’s 2020 Salesperson of the year!
Nick joined the Stran team over the summer of 2018 after stepping away from the promotional products industry for a few years. While he had found success in his career outside of promo, he didn’t find the same passion and gratification that he once had for his work and decided to come back to what he knows best, promotional products.
After joining the team at Stran, Nick hit the ground running by setting lofty goals for himself (Including winning this prestigious award), challenging himself to reach new heights and to deliver on them. Nick set out with a purpose and a plan on achieving his goals. He spearheaded the opening of our Connecticut office and manages a talented team that focuses on serving southern New England and the New York market.
At Stran, Nick is much more than a “salesperson” as he’s a leader and an innovator that is continuously working to grow not just his own book of business, but the business of his clients. He understands the value of promo as a marketing medium and applies his wealth of industry knowledge to each one of his clients and their campaigns to leverage product to best fit their varying program goals. Nick goes above & beyond for his clients as he takes the time to do the research to understand their market, their goals and their brand. In doing so, he’s able to bridge the gap between client goals and promotional products to deliver the best end result.
Recently, Nick won the business of a major government project. Through tireless research and outreach, he’s been able to successfully deliver over a million products to effectively promote the always evolving program. By adapting to campaign needs, he’s even helped launch an Amazon-based platform which is open for online ordering. By being adaptive to program requirements while remaining proactive on creative product selection, Nick cemented himself & Stran as an invaluable partner for the government program. This is just an example of the exemplary service and attention to detail that he provides his clients with.
From serving government agencies to professional sports leagues and everywhere in between, Nick truly does it all. But now that you know Nick professionally, let’s get to know him a bit personally.
Get to know Nick outside the office
What would you eat for your last meal on earth? “Very large surf & turf; we’re talking tomahawk steak & 3lb lobster.”
Who’s the most famous celebrity you’ve ever met? “Beyoncé. True story: I flew upper class on Virgin Air to London and chatted her up at the bar in the first class cabin. She dressed casually, and I didn’t realize it was her until she whipped out some pictures and started signing them for the flight attendants. I asked her if she was famous…and she laughed and said “Yes, kinda”!
What’s your best joke? Three elderly sisters, ages 92, 94, and 96, live in a house together. One night the 96-year-old draws a bath. She puts in one foot, gets confused and pauses. She yells down the stairs to her sisters, “Was I getting in or out of the bathtub?” The 94-year-old yells back, “I don’t know. I’ll come up and see.” She starts up the stairs, gets confused and pauses. Then she yells out to her sisters, “Was I going up the stairs or down?” The 92-year-old is sitting at the kitchen table having tea and listens to her sisters yelling, shakes her head and says to herself, “I sure hope I never get that forgetful.” She knocks on wood for good measure. She then replies to her sisters, “I’ll come up and help the both of you as soon as I see who’s at the door!”
What’s your biggest fear? “My biggest fear in the world is heights.”
What was your first job? “I worked at a drug store & a gas station in high school.”
What’s your favorite part of your job? “My favorite part of my job is talking to people and traveling to off the beaten path locations.”
What’s your favorite flavor of Gatorade? “Green…the origional.”
What’s your all-time favorite promo piece produced? “I refuse to answer. I love all my children equally!”