Jordan FoltzMarket Leader
Jordan joined Kimmel & Associates in 2020. He serves the Mechanical Division.
Prior to joining Kimmel & Associates, Jordan developed strong relationship-building and communication skills through leadership roles in sales management, business development, writing, and non-profit management.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies from Lewis and Clark College in 2005, and has pursued graduate studies in Professional Writing at Western Carolina University.
We sat down with Jordan and asked him the following:
- What do you like most about working at Kimmel & Associates?
Any sales-related position must come with certain monetary goals and performance metrics - but at Kimmel that all seems secondary to the primary goal of achieving our mission of helping to improve lives, which I respect and love being a part of.
- What is one thing you learned early in your career that has made you successful?
There are no shortcuts, there are no secrets, there is no cookie-cutter way to do this: I must be willing to do the hard work and be authentic.
- What is your greatest strength in your role?
I feel an immense amount of responsibility in this regard to improve lives and improve companies rather than to simply get someone over a “finish line.”
- What can clients and candidates expect from you?
That I genuinely want to understand who they are, what’s important to them, and what their needs are, and will work very hard to be of service. They can expect responsiveness - I don’t ghost anyone.
- What makes you different from other recruiters in your industry?
I only promote opportunities and candidates that I believe will serve the best interests of a client or candidate.
- Do you have a favorite quote?
Marcus Aurelius: “It can ruin your life only if it ruins your character. Otherwise, it can’t harm you, inside or out.” This distills an incredibly empowering philosophical and spiritual outlook about the inviolability of the soul and/or character, which I would consider objectively true. This quote communicates that no matter what happens, I can grow better, stronger, more beautiful, more perfect from experiencing it - that the ultimate project is goodness and all paths can lead there if experience is integrated in a righteous way.
- Personal interests?
We have a mini farm north of town with tons of fun projects going on all the time: growing berries; keeping chickens, bees, and goats; and constantly flipping what was once our old, busted house. I like philosophical/spiritual podcasts/conversations. Reading religion, history (especially primary source), politics, and mythology. Love the desert - have always wanted to live there and never have.