Dynamic Variation:

Nick Stratton, CTA

National Sales Manager
aka Director of New Frontiers

You might expect a sales manager to talk about work in terms of strategies, goals and quotas. But Nick sees his job a bit differently. “It’s about becoming the trustworthy and fun friend that lures you to the best city full of events, food and drink,” he says. “Being able to constantly make new friends and experience the city of Grand Rapids through all of our clients’ eyes … that’s what I love.”

Nick honed his career approach through sales and marketing stints with three Kalamazoo hotels: Radisson Plaza, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express. He’s also a licensed Emergency Medical Technician and Certified Firefighter, so he’s serious about helping others – whether it’s meeting planners or people in crisis. (He’s likely the only EXGR staffer who has personally delivered two babies.)

Bio Bits:

Nick’s favorite travel companions are his wife Beth and son Nicholas Jr., and the island of St. Maarten is one of his favorite travel destinations. “I’ve done some regatta sailboat racing there!”

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Being able to constantly make new friends and experience the city of Grand Rapids through all of our clients’ eyes … that’s what I love.