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Published by tonybender, 2017-05-04 15:37:02

2016 Office Depot Champion's Circle

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MAY 15-19, 2017 MAY 15-19, 2017
2016
Winners Champion’s Circle
Four Season Resort Nevis May 15-19, 2017


What it takes to be a ...
Champion’s Circle Winner
The Vision to lead • The Heart to care • A Mission to fulfill The Courage to take risks • The Determination to succeed Respect for yourself and others
A Drive to be the best • Faith in yourself


2016 CHAMPION’S CIRCLE
Winners
One Year Winners
Jill Accardo Michael Arias Steve Babineaux Clint Barnes Akshay Beri
Chirs Bombela Chris Cody Stewart Craner Randy Cronin Malissa Cubberley Martha Davenport Jerry Davison Jenny Docker Holly Erickson Teresa Evans
Tom Fechter Sarah Glazier Jeanne Gordon
* Deborah Gram Rod Henderson Jillian Johnson Corby Johnston Brandon Madden Gary Matz
Peggy Moses Karen O’Keefe
Carey Rhyne Kim Shaffer Danny Sierra Stan Simonian Jim Slayton Matt Stusick
Two Year Winners
Danny Bennett Rob Boyer Michael Crawford Elaine DeJarnett Ann Frasier Stephanie Fuller Ed Jackson
Scott Jacobsen Kenny Mueller Joe Offenheiser Talitha Searcy Jessica Shenton Harry Siegfried Patti Souza
Tim Welch
Three Year Winners
Cheryl Abbey Cindy Brittain Steve Dvorchak Barbra Humphries Tony Nucera
Four Year Winners
Todd Sensenbach Manon St-Jean Kristen Velez
Five Year Winners
Tim Jackson Hardy Meyer
Six Year Winners
Julie Kohl Debbie Ruiz
Eight Year Winner
Brian Shanahan
Eleven Year Winner
Kelly Herder
* Not Attending


2016 WINNERS


Cheryl Abbey
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | VMM
Number of years with Office Depot: 33 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 3
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
Being able to adapt in a changing business climate and looking for ways to be a trusted adviser to your customers.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“If you think you can you will. If you think you can’t you won’t.”
Jill Accardo
Boca Raton, Florida | Dir, Sr Supply Chain Customer Support
Number of years with Office Depot: 8 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 1
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
Never accepting the status quo, perseverance to problem solving, looking at things through the customer lens.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“Change doesn’t come in nickels and dimes but in perseverance and sweat.” – Toni Sorenson
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Michael Arias
Boca Raton, Florida | Director, Sales Compensation
Number of years with Office Depot: 13 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 1
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
Dedication, persistence and drive to continuously improve.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“Its not whether you get knocked down but if you get up”
Personal Info:
Single
Mother of
Jason, Justin & Jennifer
Personal Info: Married to
Lenny
Mother of
Christine & Lauren
Personal Info: Married to
Kirsten
Father of
Kameron & Drew


Steve Babineaux
Dallas, Texas | RSDE
Number of years with Office Depot: 9 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 1
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
Commitment, hard work and a desire to accept nothing but the best out of yourself.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“He didn’t push, he led.” – Vince Lombardi
Clint Barnes
Austin, Texas | TDM
Number of years with Office Depot: 5 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 1
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
Perseverance, don’t take rejection personally, learn from it. Always strive to be better every day and learn something new with each challenge. Winners never quit!!!
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“Champions are not the ones who always win races - champions are the ones who get out there and try. And try harder the next time. And even harder the next time. ‘Champion’ is a state of mind. They are devoted. They compete to best themselves as much if not more than they compete to best others. Champions are not just athletes.”
– Simon Sinek
Personal Info: Married to
Cathy
Father of
Loryn, Jake & Ella
Personal Info: Married to
Debby
Father of
Zachary, Emilee & Kaitlyn


Danny Bennett
Ontario, California | TDM
Number of years with Office Depot: 13
Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 2
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
Be Persistent, Gain their Trust, Build that Relationship
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is uniquely your own” – Bruce Lee
Akshay Beri
Ottawa, Ontario | NIAM
Number of years with Office Depot: 2 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 1
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
To be an overachiever, out-going, friendly, motivated, and for being in sales, hungry.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Personal Info:
Single
Father of
Michael, Jonathan, Mason, Daniel & Gracelyn
Personal Info:
Single


Chris Bombela
Austin, Texas | ISTD
Number of years with Office Depot: 4 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 1
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
Relationships are the key.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“Work hard and leave God to the rest.”
Rob Boyer
Anchorage, Alaska | MAM
Number of years with Office Depot: 13 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 2
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
Persistence, passion, dedication, and teamwork.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.” – Zig Ziglar
Cindy Brittain
Charlotte, North Carolina | MAM
Number of years with Office Depot: 15 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 3
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
Hard work, attention to detail, being responsive and developing strong relationships.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Will Durant
Personal Info: Married to
Denise
Father of
Lindsey & Paris
Personal Info:
Single
Personal Info:
Single


Chris Cody
Hartford, Connecticut | BDM
Number of years with Office Depot: 2 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 1
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
The relentless pursuit of always striving for continuous improvement and the ability to get knocked down and have the will to keep getting up.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“When life puts you in a tough situation, don’t say “why me” . . . just say TRY ME.”
Stewart Craner
Portland, Oregon | TDM
Number of years with Office Depot: 5 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 1
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
Persistence and hard work. Making the most of the work day to never give up even when you feel like it.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“Never Let Fears Stand In The Way Of Your Dreams.”
Michael Crawford
Austin, Texas | ISD
Number of years with Office Depot: 13 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 2
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
To focus constantly on the tasks that will help you achieve your objectives and goals.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.” – Henry Ford
Personal Info:
Married to
Lisa
Father of
Nick & Tyler
Personal Info: Married to
Ginnell
Father of
Emma, Sarah & Sasha
Personal Info: Married to
Brenda
Father of
Brendon & Aria


Randy Cronin
Fort Worth, Texas | SDMD- Print Services
Number of years with Office Depot: 2 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 1
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
Work Smart, Every Day- consistently target the right customers, move business forward every day.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you will never get it done. Make at least one definite move daily toward your goal.”
– Bruce Lee
Malissa Cubberley
Austin, Texas | ISAQ
Number of years with Office Depot: 3 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 1
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
The desire to win. Having a HUGE purpose that drives your daily activity and conversations. Being selfless in your desire to serve your customers.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” – Babe Ruth “Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.” – Vince Lombardi
Martha Davenport
Chesapeake, Maryland | MAM
Number of years with Office Depot: 15 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 1
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
Passion, tenacity, willingness to listen and learn from others, strong organization skills, “think outside the box” attitude, look beyond easy answers.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
Personal Info: Married to
Chrissy
Father of
William, Bethany & Olivia
Personal Info: Married to
Michael
Mother of
Eliciana, Megan, Teana & Tiffany
Personal Info:
Married to
Larry


Jerry Davison
Irvine, California | Director Interiors - Western U.S.
Number of years with Office Depot: 10 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 1
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
Consistent energy focused on winning - the process of winning is incredibly contagious, win after win it only gets better.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein
Elaine DeJarnett
Albuquerque, New Mexico | TDM
Number of years with Office Depot: 6 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 2
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
A good plan, perseverance, hard work, a sense of humor and some luck.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” – Katherine Hepburn
Personal Info: Married to
Lori
Father of
Chloe & Analeisa
Personal Info: Married to
Brian
Mother of
Mac, Spencer, Silvie, Gracie & Miss Hiss


Jenny Docker
Austin, Texas | ISR
Number of years with Office Depot: 4 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 1
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
Great attitude, hard work, listening skills, flexible.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“Be somebody that makes everybody fell like a somebody.”
Steve Dvorchak
Trevose, Pennsylvania | VP, Business Development
Number of years with Office Depot: 22 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 3
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
Hard work, focus and persistence to a goal.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“It’s not the years in your life that matter, but the life in your years.”
Personal Info: Married to
Neil
Mother of
Kieran & Collin
Personal Info: Married to
Danielle
Father of
Emily, Stevie & Casey


Holly Erickson
Atlanta, Georgia | Sr. Mgr, Sales Enable & Support
Number of years with Office Depot: 12 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 1
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
Doing the very best to satisfy the needs and wants of my customer (the field rep) every single day and keep a positive attitude.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs
Teresa Evans
Roanoke, Virginia | MAM
Number of years with Office Depot: 11 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 1
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
Be dedicated to your job and to your customers. Always remember to embrace challenges and stay focused on your goals even in difficult situations. If you have confidence and stay positive in what you are presenting to the customers they will have confidence in you and Office Depot.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” – Abraham Lincoln
Tom Fechter
Columbia, Maryland | MAM
Number of years with Office Depot: 11 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 1
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
Hard work is essential for success but perseverance is what sets Champions apart. Albert Einstein said, “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” Perseverance allows you to find the hidden opportunity in the midst of a difficult situation and emerge a winner.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“The harder you work, the luckier you get.” – Gary Player
Personal Info: Married to
Cole
Mother of
Grant
Personal Info: Married to
James
Mother of
Zachary
Personal Info: Married to
Sharon
Father of
Brendan & Colin


Ann Frasier
Richmond, Virginia | SDMD
Number of years with Office Depot: 10 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 2
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
It takes hard work and dedication to continue to pursue new opportunities for portfolio growth. It also takes building relationships with customers to become the consultant rather than a sales person.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“A woman is like a tea bag - you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Stephanie Fuller
Chicago, Illinois | Director, Intl Business Development
Number of years with Office Depot: 19 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 2
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
To have a WINNING MINDSET each and every day! To be Passionate and Love what you do! To Give Your Customers More Value than they ever expected! To make doing business together FUN!
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“Carpe Diem!”
Sarah Glazier
Charlotte, North Carolina | NAM
Number of years with Office Depot: 23 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 1
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
Making your goal second nature and taking responsibility for that goal. Be committed and don’t be afraid to fail.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Tony Robbins
Personal Info: Married to
Greg
Mother of
Hunter
Personal Info:
Single
Mother of
Juliana Marie
Personal Info:
Single
Mother of
Alli


Jeanne Gordon
Fresno, California | VMM
Number of years with Office Depot: 18 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 1
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
Desire, innovation, motivation, and a servant heart.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain
Rod Henderson
Austin, Texas | ISR
Number of years with Office Depot: 6 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 1
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
A winner is someone who’s hard working, committed, disciplined, and not afraid of failure. Most people say winners are born, I believe winners are forged due to the hardships and success they have in life.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“Success in never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.”
Kelly Herder
Washington, District of Columbia | SAM
Number of years with Office Depot: 37 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 11
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“To be a winner you must be overprepared, disciplined, and a good listener.”
Personal Info: Married to
Mike
Mother of
Eric, Monica & Alyssa
Personal Info:
In Relationship
Amber Walker
Personal Info: Married to
Stuart
Mother of
Cameron & Olivia


Barbra Humphries
Austin, Texas | NAMD
Number of years with Office Depot: 8 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 3
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
Knowledge, Commitment and Support
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in the direction you are moving.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
Ed Jackson
Toronto, Ontario | GAM
Number of years with Office Depot: 27 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 2
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
Take ownership of your sales portfolio and be accountable for your business. Always look for new opportunities in each meeting that you can offer to your customers to build a stronger partnership, because they are buying it from someone else. Create a long-lasting business relationship, that builds trust and recurring sales.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“It’s not about having the right opportunities. It’s about handling the opportunities right.” – Mark Hunter
Personal Info:
Married to
Daniel
Personal Info:
Married to
Ruth


Tim Jackson
Nashville, Tennesee | Managing Director
Number of years with Office Depot: 30 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 5
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
Operating with honesty and integrity, preparing properly, working hard and treating others the way you would like to be treated.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.” – Sun Tzu
Scott Jacobsen
Fresno, California | DSM
Number of years with Office Depot: 20 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 2
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
A great team that achieved great results in 2016!!
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“Just Go Sell Something” – Pete Passanisi
Personal Info: Married to
Cindy
Father of
Audrey, Tyler & Drew
Personal Info: Married to
Cindy
Father of
Bryan, Morgan & Hannah


Jillian Johnson
Austin, Texas | ISRS
Number of years with Office Depot: 3 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 1
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
Daily dedication to the task at hand.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.”
Corby Johnston
Calgary, Alberta | DSM
Number of years with Office Depot: 3 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 1
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
What is a winner is the real question. It’s easy to identify contributing factors that lead to sales success such as critical thinking, effective communication, creative problem solving, leading by example, high levels of engagement and activity, etc. In the end, it’s the people we work with, and our customers that make me personally a winner. If I do my job properly, my team sells effectively, internal resources provide tools that allow us to win, and the prospect becomes a customer!
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“A man who never took a chance, never had a chance!”
Julie Kohl
Bristol, Pennsylvania | GAM
Number of years with Office Depot: 29 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 6
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
Hard work, attention to detail, and putting the customer first.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“The one who falls and gets up is stronger than the one who never tried. Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.” – Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
Personal Info:
Divorced
Mother of
John, Jenay & Jada
Personal Info: In Relationship
Shelley Lester
Father of
Taylor & Brody
Personal Info:
In Relationship
Tom Grimner


Brandon Madden
Dallas, Texas | MBDM
Number of years with Office Depot: 4 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 1
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
You need to take the time to work on your craft when no one is looking. You have to make what you do personal. It’s about creating a process, realizing your gifts, and doing it better than anyone else does. Do it your way!
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“Don’t give up, whate’er you do; Eyes front, head high to the finish. See it through!” – Edgar A. Guest
Gary Matz
Columbia, Maryland | VMM
Number of years with Office Depot: 2 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 1
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
Hard work and focus on Office Depot priorities.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“Dream big and dare to fail.”
Hardy Meyer
Charlotte, North Carolina | DSM
Number of years with Office Depot: 13 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 5
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
Focus on achieving results and consistent expectation of high level of activity.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky “Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.” – Vince Lombardi
Personal Info:
Single
Father of
Maranda
Personal Info: Married to
Deborah
Father of
Kristin, Brian, Sarah, Michael & Morgan
Personal Info: Married to
Danielle
Father of
Sophia & Lukas


Peggy Moses
Austin, Texas | ISROV
Number of years with Office Depot: 3 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 1
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
Wake up each day with a smile, have determination in all that you do, strive to be better than the day before and lay your head on the pillow each night with no regrets...If you can do this every day, you are winning!
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change” – Wayne Dyer
Kenny Mueller
Fresno, California | VMM
Number of years with Office Depot: 18 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 2
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
Going above and beyond. Dedication, thinking outside of the box, and just wanting to help.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“Just go sell something”
Tony Nucera
Bristol, Pennsylvania | Managing Director, Mid-Atlantic Region
Number of years with Office Depot: 21 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 3
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
To be a winner means expecting more from yourself every day and exceeding both your personal and professional goals.
I also believe not having a fear of failure is important for those who consistently win.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“Lords are gold and knights steel, but two links can’t make a chain. You also need silver and iron and lead, tin and copper and bronze and all the rest, and those are farmers and smiths and merchants and the like.
A chain needs all sorts of metals, and a land needs all sorts of people.” – Jon Snow, A Game of Thrones
Personal Info:
In Relationship
Michael Schultz
Personal Info: Married to
Stacie
Father of
Mackenzie & Reece
Personal Info: Married to
Sara
Father of
Eva & Brooke


Joe Offenheiser
Signal Hill, California | Major Account Manager
Number of years with Office Depot: 19 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 2
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
Winning requires a positive attitude every day with an expectation that obstacles and challenges can be overcome. When effort meets opportunity great things can happen!
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.” – Michael Jordan
Karen O’Keefe
Northville, Michigan | VMM
Number of years with Office Depot: 10 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 1
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
Focus, passion for what you do and a strategic approach
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you are right.”
Carey Rhyne
Austin, Texas | Senior Sales Manager
Number of years with Office Depot: 2.75 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 1
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
To be a winner, you come in and give it your all and leave it all on the court every single day. With a strong strategic approach, a determined focus to expand into adjacencies, and the desire to do your best for your customer, your company, and yourself...the sky truly is the limit.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams
Personal Info: Married to
Mary
Father of
Michael, David & Katie
Personal Info: Married to
Kevin
Mother of
Patrick & Collin
Personal Info:
Single
Mother of
Ashlee & Lorin


Debbie Ruiz
Orlando, Florida | MAM
Number of years with Office Depot: 24.5 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 6
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
To be a winner, I think you have to see the big picture. It’s not about winning and losing; it’s about everyday hard work & embracing everyday challenges. You may not always win the race every day but devote yourself to try harder next time and every time. Be goal and customer focused.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.”
Talitha Searcy
Austin, Texas | ISM
Number of years with Office Depot: 5 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 2
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
It all comes down to the D’s and E’s of Sales. Drive - natural push to be the best. Desire - the want to succeed. Dedication - putting everything you have into everything you do. Effort - key and outside of attitude, the only thing you can truly control. Efficiency - making the most out of the effort. Effectiveness - this is the end game and how well you do the job. If you can excel in these, you will be a winner.
\What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?” – Dr. Robert Shuller
Todd Sensenbach
Fremont, California | MBDJF
Number of years with Office Depot: 35 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 4
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
To me, being a winner means achieving my important goals. My important goals revolve around the people I care about most. Therefore, I win when the people I care about benefit as a result of me achieving my goal. Who do I care most about? My family, my friends, my co-workers, and my clients.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“Winning isn’t getting ahead of others, it is getting ahead of yourself.” – Roger Staubach
Personal Info:
Single
Mother of
Mack & Wesley
Personal Info: Married to
Kevin
Mother of
Fowler
Personal Info: Married to
Karen
Father of
Zac, Ray & Sarah


Kim Shaffer
Dallas, Texas | MAM
Number of years with Office Depot: 4.5 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 1
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
Hard work, determination, setting realistic goals and holding yourself accountable, truly caring about customers and co-workers and treating others with respect, making work fun and being true and genuine will make you a winner in work and life.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“To love and be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.” – Sydney Smith
“Hard Work Keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit” – Helena Rubenstein
Brian Shanahan
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | BDMF
Number of years with Office Depot: 25 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 8
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
It takes hard work and dedication. It also helps to have an exceptional support team.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”
Jessica Shenton
Calgary, Alberta | BDM
Number of years with Office Depot: 2.5 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 2
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
Dedication to your goals, determination to achieve greatness, and perseverance every single day.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“Dreams don’t work unless YOU do.”
Personal Info:
Married to
David
Personal Info: Married to
Jenna
Father of
Patrick & Luke
Personal Info:
In Relationship
Roger van den Heuvel


Harry Siegfried
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | SDMCB
Number of years with Office Depot: 5 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 2
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
Team Work, Drive, Flexibility, Tenacity and Customer Focus!
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“Price is What You Pay...Value is What You Get” – Warren Buffett
“Winning is not a sometime thing. You don’t win once-in-awhile. You don’t do things right once-in-awhile. You do them right all the time” – Vince Lombardi
“You may be whatever you resolve to be.” – Stonewall Jackson “Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.” – Jimmu Valvano
Danny Sierra
Austin, Texas | ISTD
Number of years with Office Depot: 2.5 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 1
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
Dedication to what you do and willingness to work hard at your goals.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“Always believe in yourself and never give up.”
Stan Simonian
Nashua, New Hampshire | NAMDP
Number of years with Office Depot: 11 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 1
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
Love for what you do, great time management, drive, desire to win and continually push to achieve higher levels of success over any achieved prior.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.”
– Vince Lombardi
Personal Info: Married to
Caryn
Father of
Andrew, Jennifer, Elizabeth & Catherine
Personal Info: Married to
Anabel
Father of
Diego, Sofia & Marco
Personal Info: Married to
Jonanna
Father of
Joshua, Jacob, Seth & Tristan


Jim Slayton
Fremont, California | VMM
Number of years with Office Depot: 15 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 1
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
1. A true passion for the work you do. You have to love what you do to be successful at it. 2. A great team, SDMs, DSMs, and more.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein
Patti Souza
Signal Hill, California | BDMF
Number of years with Office Depot: 10 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 2
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
Dedication and hard work. Relationships with your clients.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“If you can wake up every morning loving what you do, help & inspire others around you to be better than they were yesterday, then you know your doing something right in Business and LIFE. OR: We all can work: but together we WIN.”
Personal Info: Married to
Tami
Father of
Christopher, Meaghan, Parker & Marlee
Personal Info:
Divorced
Mother of
Joshua


Manon St-Jean
Montreal, Quebec | FAE
Number of years with Office Depot: 9 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 4
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
Determination and passion.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“Sky is the limit”
Matt Stusick
Dallas, Texas | GBDM
Number of years with Office Depot: 5 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 1
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
It takes believing in yourself with a growth mindset, investing in your skills, setting and prioritizing goals, utilizing the resources and team of people around you and having a focus to serve the needs of your customer.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”
Personal Info:
Single
Mother of
Xavier
Personal Info: Married to
Tamyra
Father of
Matthew, Olivia & Emelia


Kristen Velez
Norcross, Georgia | GBDM
Number of years with Office Depot: 17 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 4
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
Persistence!
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“Life is about making an impact; not making an income.”
Tim Welch
Ottawa, Ontario | MD - Public Sector
Number of years with Office Depot: 7 Years you have won Champion’s Circle: 2
What does it take to be a Champion’s Circle Winner?
It takes focus and detailed execution on a small number of highly important targets to outmaneuver the competition and bring home market share. Being more focused and following up consistently makes the difference.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“Nothing is impossible to a willing mind.”
Personal Info: Married to
Rodney
Mother of
Nathan, Alana & Liam
Personal Info: Married to
Connie
Father of
Ian & Eric


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