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Ricky Lewis goes from MLS Star to the King of Sales

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Ricky Lewis

Ricky Lewis was a key defender with the Los Angeles Galaxy, Colorado Rapids, as well as the USA U20 team.

Episode Description

Ricky Lewis was a key defender with the Los Angeles Galaxy, Colorado Rapids, as well as the USA U20 team. The Clemson alum enjoyed his time on this pitch, but grew up in a family familiar with sales. Ricky has now spent over a decade excelling in sales at Stryker, a multinational technologies corporation which provides medical devices and surgical equipment. He also happens to be a part of the Professional Women's Soccer team Bay FC ownership group alongside his wife and former USA Soccer Star Leslie Osborne Lewis. We chat about owning a sports team and the importance of sales. As Ricky explains, sales is the heartbeat of the company, and athletes are primed to excel in sales divisions regardless of industry.

Episode Breakdown

0:00- Intro

1:44- Ownership in Bay FC

3:39- Sales is the heartbeat of the company

5:28- When the sales interest started

8:19- The sales process explained

17:25- Case Study: Ricky sells a water bottle

19:29- Many athletes have the salesman in them

22:30- Traits that make good salesman

26:00- Sales is a lucrative profession if you're good

28:44- Outro

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