July 8, 2024

Spotlight On: Rodney Pyne, Sr. Business Development Executive, IT

Rodney Pyne, a Senior Business Development Executive in the IT sector, has been a dedicated member of the Oxford team since 2008. With an impressive 16-year tenure, Rodney has witnessed and contributed to the significant growth and evolution of Oxford. From witnessing the expansion of the Cork office to thriving in his current base in Barcelona, Rodney’s journey reflects the dynamic changes within the company and the IT industry. Join us as we delve into Rodney’s experiences, insights, and aspirations for the future.

Q: How long have you been with Oxford?
A: I started in 2008, so 16 years.

Q: How has Oxford grown and changed since you started working here?
A: It seems like another world. The Cork office has expanded to accommodate more staff on multiple occasions. I am also based out of the Oxford Barcelona office now, and I didn’t expect that to happen when I started in 2008!

Q: How has the industry changed since Oxford started?
A: I can’t believe how much easier it is to contact the right people. Applications like Zoom, Sales Navigator, and LinkedIn have made getting contact information much easier than before. What used to take all day now takes minutes.

Q: How do you feel you have contributed to Oxford’s success in your time here?
A: With the help of my colleagues, I have contributed by growing key client accounts into key revenue generators for the company. As a sales guy, I’m really focused on growing the business.

Q: Can you share a memorable moment you had at Oxford?
A: My first President’s Club trip to Grand Velas in Mexico, it was great to travel with some of my friends from the Cork office while also meeting a lot of my colleagues in the U.S. in person for the first time. We all kept the bartenders busy!

Q: What keeps you at Oxford?
A: Oxford is a great company to work for. Since I’ve started, I’ve bought my own home, upgraded my car quite a few times, and working at Oxford has generally allowed me to live the kind of live that I didn’t have before.

Q: What’s next for Oxford?
A: The future for Oxford will be AI, AI, and AI. We will also see more heavily integrated client applications and tools. We have a great future ahead of us. A lot is going on in the world of IT.

Q: What has been the most rewarding part for you as an Oxford employee?
A: Growing major client accounts and working with a great team that helps me do it. While I have been fortunate enough to be pretty successful at Oxford, it has only been possible because of highly-competant friends, colleagues, and management that I have had around me since 2008.

Q: If you could give advice to yourself 16 years ago, what would it be?
A: Always back yourself.

Q: How has the business adapted to changes in technology and market trends?
A: Very well. Some of the applications we have today help us to find key client information we could have only dreamed about in 2008!

Q: How have the relationships with clients evolved over the last 40 years?
A: The various methods of communication have increased dramatically. When we would try to contact consultants or clients in the beginning, it was via your landline, mobile, or email. Now, there are dozens of ways to get in touch – Whats App, LinkedIn messenger, and Teams included. All these platforms let you reach your clients in ways you never could have when I started working. The main difference is the access to information using tools like Sales Navigator and Zoom. When you had to go networking a company in 2008, it really was trying to figure out their direct dial and the right extension to reach or seeing if you could get a referral from whoever answered the phone. That really has changed a lot.

Q: What are your aspirations for the next 40 years?
A: I will be 90 in 40 years, so I hope to still be alive! After I spend some more years with Oxford, my wife, my two dogs, and I will find a little beach house we can retire in and drink wine and cocktails.

Q: What message would you like to share with those who have supported Oxford over the years?
A: Thank you!

Q: How are you going to celebrate this milestone?
A: I will be participating in the champagne toast and cake celebration in my local office, and I am looking forward to it!

Rodney Pyne’s story is a testament to the enduring commitment and adaptability that define Oxford’s success. From leveraging new technologies to cultivating key client relationships, Rodney’s contributions have played a pivotal role in the company’s journey. As we celebrate this milestone, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to Rodney and all those who have supported Oxford over the years. With exciting developments on the horizon, particularly in the realm of AI and integrated client tools, the future looks promising. Here’s to many more years of growth, innovation, and shared success at Oxford. Cheers!


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