Jacob Glenn joined the Austin branch of Corporate Floors, a member of the APEX Group family of companies, in September 2022. As sales executive, Jacob will be responsible for developing strong relationships with existing clients while building new business through strategic partnerships and initiatives. He has been in the flooring and construction industry for more than 20 years.
“Jacob brings a unique mix of hands-on installation experience and sales and project management expertise,” said Corporate Floors President Jim Burns. “He has a proven track record of not just meeting but exceeding his goals, and I look forward to seeing him continue his success here at Corporate Floors.”
We sat down with Jacob to welcome him to the Corporate Floors team and learn more about him, both personally and professionally.
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Life has taught me to work hard for success so I can enjoy good times, great food and excellent company. Growing up in Texas, Colorado and Oklahoma, I learned to keep an extra outfit in my truck: You never know what the weather will do, and on any given day you may end up at a restaurant, a concert, a BBQ, or a swimming hole. In Austin, it’s possible to find them all at one location.
2. Why did you decide to join the Corporate Floors team?
Company culture is carved from the top down. I met [Corporate Floors Austin General Manager] James Krotzer at a networking event and knew he would be a great guy to work with. After considering a few options, it was [APEX Group CEO] Thomas Holland’s story and [Corporate Floors President] Jim Burns’s diligence that sold me. It is relieving to find ownership and management that strives for greatness for themselves and their team.
3. How has your past experience prepared you for your new role?
As a third-generation tile installer, I have a very particular set of skills that I have acquired over a very long career.
4. What are your hobbies?
I enjoy doing so many things, including cooking, fishing, kayaking, traveling, hiking, woodworking and cars. I have a general appetite for learning and trying new experiences.
5. What’s the most interesting article or book you’ve read lately?
I have been reading a lot about investing in small businesses, property and short-term rentals.
6. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
That’s easy: surf and turf. Specifically, I’ll never turn down redfish or crab legs and steak with seasonal vegetables and lots of butter.
7. What’s on your bucket list?
Someday I hope to go scuba diving at Maaya Thila (Blue Hole) in the Maldives.