8.14.20 - Posted in Helios Energy News
Helios Welcomes Chief Revenue Officer, Jon Cooper!
Defining Characteristics: Perseverance, Hard Work, Tenacity
Personal Motto: Go Fast or Go Broke
Cannot Live Without: My wife
Oddest Job: Summer job as an Elevator Operator in NYC Garment Industry Building as a college student
Definition of Success: Bending History in our team’s favor through hard work, intelligence and perseverance so we achieve the ultimate goal of winning.
Most Overused Phrase: Teamwork makes the dreamwork
Favorite book: The Millionaire Next Door
Favorite Podcast: Joe Rogan
Advice To His 13 Year Old Self: Make sure you pursue in your life what you love to do
A 35-year veteran in the lighting industry, Jon Cooper brings both an expert’s understanding and that unwavering can-do spirit that only true entrepreneurs possess. What motivates him to work harder each day?
“Just my Inner drive. It’s built into me.”
As Chief Revenue Officer, Jon works diligently to drive revenue into the business, pursuing projects and bids alongside the team’s independent reps, outbound program, and salesmen. He mentors the team in all facets of boot-strapping and building a business.
Jon’s long history within the lighting industry, including founding and growing two successful lighting companies, makes him an expert in the field. He was drawn to Helios’ team of experienced industry executives from diverse business and career experiences, and sees the company as a rare outlier with limitless potential:
“[Helios is a] fast mover in an industry with slow moving competitors, with the entrepreneurial spirit to dream big.”
When asked what prepared him for the role, Jon simply replies “Life is the best learning experience. You make mistakes in life, but you should never make the same mistake twice.”