Vology Data In Oldsmar Plans To Add 30 New Jobs To Sales Team

Keeping a business operating means among other things, maximizing value and minimizing costs. One company that tries to do that for buyers of networking and telecommunications systems is Vology Data Systems, located in Oldsmar.

Vology, which recently changed its name from Network Liquidators, sells new and pre-owned networking and telecommunications systems to businesses, service providers and the public sector. Its inventory consists of products made by Cisco, Extreme, Avaya/Nortel, HP and Kemp Technologies among others.

With $50 million in inventory and customers in 80 countries, Vology is increasing the size of its sales team, by hiring 30 additional people. Vology currently has about 110 employees.

Courtney Lawton has the title of "leads management assistant" at Vology. She helps generate leads for the sales staff, which works entirely on a commission basis. She's also a member of Vology's sales recruiting team.

"We're looking to expand," she says, adding "it's inside sales so it's hitting the phones."

Cold calling for a paycheck can sound like a tough way to earn a living, but Lawton says the rewards are there. "You can make six figures. Our top sales person makes half-a-million a year."

According to its website, Vology is a 2009 and 2010 recipient of the Tampa Bay Business Journal's "Best Places to Work" award. One reason may be the relaxed dress code.

"You can wear anything you want," says Lawton, who adds that some of the top sales producers prefer flip-flops over wingtips.

Writer: Brad Stager
Source: Courtney Lawton, Vology Data Systems
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