Viper Employee Spotlight: Alex Finkelstein
Regional Sales Manager for Viper Imaging, Alex joined the team in February 2020. Previously, Alex worked as Sales Coordinator and then Inside Sales Manager – supporting customers, Viper regional sales managers, and Viper distributors and representatives. He was promoted to his current role in 2023, and his sales territory includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North and South Carolina, and Tennessee. His helpful spirit along with his product and application knowledge are key contributors to Viper’s success and growth. Learn what motivates him and why he genuinely enjoys coming to work every day…
Q: Flashback to when you were 10 years old. What did you want to be when you grew up?
Alex: Back then I wanted to be a Veterinarian.
Q: Tell us about your hometown.
Alex: I grew up in Bessemer, Alabama.
Q: What motivates you?
Alex: I’m mostly self-motivated to achieve my goals but now my focus is to make my daughters and wife proud of me. I also love making sure our customers have a great experience working with us.
Q: What do you think are the best skills you bring to your job?
Alex: I work in sales so I do think I’m good at helping customers find the right solution to meet their needs. I try my best to work as an advisor working hand in hand with customers and partners to achieve their goals.
Q: Why do you love working for Viper Imaging?
Alex: I love the team I work with the most. We offer great solutions, but it’s the people that keep the company moving in the right direction. We all seem to bring an entrepreneurial spirit to the company which means we can be creative and agile. We can come up with an idea and roll it out quickly. It’s awesome to work with a team like that. We all try to help one another, and that is a trait not seen in every company. Also, I love the ability to make more of an impact than at other companies.
Q: When you’re not working, what are you happiest doing?
Alex: When not at work, I love spending time with the family and our dogs. I have two young daughters so they keep us busy most of the time. I also love to spend time outdoors any chance I get, especially playing golf.
Q: If we went to happy hour, what would you order?
Alex: I love a good bourbon straight on the rocks. I’m also a craft beer fan. Currently, Cahaba Brewing is my local favorite.
Q: Complete this sentence: If I were a superhero, my superpower would be _____.
Alex: Speed. I could accomplish tasks quickly, and it would be awesome to get from point A to point B faster. I can be seen from time to time wearing a Flash t-shirt.
Q: Describe your perfect vacation.
Alex: My ideal vacation is relaxing on the beach with family and friends.
Alex earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Marketing from the University of Alabama and resides with his family in Birmingham, AL.
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