As Head of Sales and Business Development, Corey provides leadership, direction, and resource stewardship to grow Channel Key through client acquisition. Corey is accountable for the agency’s overall sales performance, including owning all business development department processes, developing and executing sales strategies, maximizing interdepartmental communication for operational efficiency and effectiveness, attending tradeshows and conferences, communicating the Channel Key value proposition through proposals and presentations, and building and maintaining long-term client partnerships.
Before Channel Key:
Corey spent 15 years building brands in the consumer products space. He served as Chief Operating Officer and co-founder at DryCorp and DryCase where he acquired a wide variety of business experience including product development, sales management, and business development. He has built up sales channels across several different industries including consumer medical and outdoor retail. Corey has mentored and coached dozens of salespeople over the years and enjoys seeing them become successful sales leaders.
Schooling and Personal Tidbits:
Corey earned undergraduate degrees in both International Business and Spanish from the University at Wilmington North Carolina (UNCW), where he also earned his Master of Business Administration. His numerous honors and distinctions include Coastal Entrepreneur Winner of the Year, presented by the UNCW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Greater Wilmington Business Journal.
Corey is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys surfing, fishing, and paddle boarding. He spends much of his free time cruising the waterways with his wife and two young children in his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina.