Impel Employee Spotlight: Casey Sheehan
Team Impel includes musicians, foodies, avid animal lovers, athletes, and more, and their passion, energy, and grit make Impel successful. Impel’s Employee Spotlight Series highlights one of our incredible teammates each month, giving you an authentic and behind-the-scenes look at our culture. This month we’re introducing you to Casey Sheehan, Enterprise Sales Manager for the West Coast.
You have an interesting story about how you came to Impel. Will you tell us about it?
In February 2021, I left my Real Estate job and moved to Tbilisi, Georgia, with my two best friends. Our goal was to build and operate a club within Tbilisi’s exploding nightlife movement. While we ultimately decided not to open a club, before I moved home to Los Angeles, I met Devin Daly (Impel’s CEO) through a mutual friend. At the time, I didn’t know about Impel or plan on working there. Devin and I kept in touch, and when I returned home, I asked him for an interview. He connected me with Art, our VP of Enterprise Sales; the rest is history.
What is your role at Impel? What are a few of your core duties?
I am the Enterprise Sales Manager for the West Coast. Before I started here, the West Coast had not been prospected to its full potential, so I take great pride in building new relationships out here. My core responsibility is to set and take meetings with General Managers to let them know what they’re missing out on when they don’t work with Impel.
Which Impel core value resonates with you the most and why?
Relationships. Building and fostering relationships is the most important thing in the world. It’s why I love sales so much! I have the opportunity to create new relationships every day. It’s something I love doing both at and away from work. I’ve noticed this value goes beyond just our responsibilities to our clients and extends to the Impel family. It’s such a pleasure to work with a team that takes the extra steps to focus on relationships. After a long day at Digital Dealer in Tampa, I’ll never forget: The team gathered and shared stories, interests, and passions.
What about your role/teammates inspires you the most? Why?
I’m on a team that both supports and challenges one another. It’s inspiring to know that I’m always held to the highest standard, but I’m never afraid to ask for help. When I joined Impel, I knew nothing about the automotive world. It was a big scary place for me. My team carried me through the earliest days of learning, and they still pick me up when I get lost.
How do you define success?
I have goals and standards to which I hold myself. When I don’t hit them, it hurts. I’m often hard on myself. At the end of the day, though, success for me means knowing that I’ve done everything I can, day in and day out, to be the best version of myself. I know that if I do that, the rest will follow.
What is the best career lesson you have learned so far?
How to prioritize. My job has many moving parts, and it’s often easy to get bogged down or feel overwhelmed. It’s essential to take a step back, look at what you have on your plate in your day, and prioritize. I’ve found that you’re liable to make mistakes if you move too fast and don’t work with intention. Of course, everyone makes mistakes, and I’ll continue to make them, but I can minimize them by prioritizing my opportunities for the day with care.
What are you currently reading or watching? Do you have any recommendations?
Within the last year or so, I’ve fallen deeply in love with vintage movies from the ’40s, ’50s, and early ’60s. I’m specifically obsessed with Alfred Hitchcock. If you haven’t seen the hits, watch Rear Window, Vertigo, and North by Northwest immediately. Afterward, you’ll need Dial M for Murder, Rope, and The Man Who Knew Too Much.
Tell us three things most people don’t know about you.
- I’ve been to over 40 countries.
- I host a successful party series in New York City at Manhattan’s oldest operating disco club.
- I have nine grandparents from many remarriages, all of which happened before I was born. I think of each as equal. They made birthdays and Christmases very lucrative growing up.
Tell us the three words your friends would use to describe you.
What do you like to do on your days off?
I love music. I’m obsessed with a particular variety of it that has brought me to many unique places all over the world. I explore new cities through this medium as often as I can.
What topic could you give an hour-long presentation on with little to no preparation?
Nightlife in Eastern Europe, Eurasia, and the Middle East.
What is one thing you can’t live without, and why?
New York Style Pizza. It’s simply the perfect food.
Wow! Casey is undoubtedly a fascinating team member with fantastic taste in movies, music, and food! We’ll tag along on his trips any time. And may we all take his advice to heart: Strive to be the best versions of ourselves. Follow us on the Impel Facebook and Impel Instagram pages for updates. Be on the lookout for next month’s employee spotlight on Helena Mccutcheon.