Vector Marketing Success Story:
Former Vector sales rep Jaime Nespor has a resume that’s impressive
at any age. Business savvy, sales skills and management experience
all by the time she was 22 and all thanks to her two years selling
CUTCO Cutlery through Vector
It was that resume and the sales experience behind it that helped
her land a job she said is usually reserved for people older than
her – account executive for Baltimore Smart CEO magazine.
But to her it’s not just about a great-looking resume. Jaime
said she places greater value in the skills she gained selling CUTCO
in the Baltimore area.
“It’s not just about the resume, it’s about
what I learned,” she said.
And what did she learn? Her list includes sales techniques, how
to deal with people, team work, self confidence, independence, the
power of a positive attitude, business savvy, poise and organizational
“Before Vector I had no idea how to present myself or how
to talk to people on a professional level,” she said. “I
learned skills they don’t teach you in the classroom.”
As a business major at Towson University in Baltimore, Md., Jaime
took a job with Vector Marketing as a CUTCO sales rep in 2001, the
summer between her sophomore and junior years. During her time selling
CUTCO she worked her way up to Branch Manager her second summer
on the job then on to Sales Manager in the Division Office.
She describes her foray into management as “the most amazing
experience of my life.”
As a Branch Manager of a small office in Salsibury, Md., she was
required to find an office, negotiate a lease, hire a receptionist
and train a sales staff. It was something she wouldn’t have
had the chance to do had she worked a typical summer job.
“I just took all the training I got with (CUTCO) and went
out there and started my own business from scratch,” she said.
“It was definitely a growing experience.”
She reached the goals she set for herself and her office that
summer and ranked fourth among branches in that division. That success
propelled her into the division office as a Sales Manager.
Making CUTCO an even better experience was the support she received
from her parents.
“Even if this amazing opportunity didn’t pay a cent,
my father said the experience alone would still be worth it.”