SDR Highlight: Carina Hernandez

At The Selling Factory, our student teams are energetic, accountable, and driven high achievers, who excel at BDR and SDR sales work. Discover more about their experiences, their motivations, and their interests with our SDR Highlights.

I’m originally from Buin, Chile. I moved to the United States when I was 6, and I’ve been growing up in Miami ever since. I’m pursuing a major in psychology, along with a business administration minor. Outside of school, I love to draw and make art!

What have you learning at The Selling Factory that’s prepared you for your next role?

At TSF, I learned how to hone my communication skills in a professional setting. Speaking to higher-ups from different companies day-to-day allowed me to practice the formalities of business. This was something I was afraid of approaching when I first decided to pursue HR. Now, thanks to TSF, I feel more comfortable working in a professional environment and I feel like I will be prepared in this regard when beginning my internship at Citi.

How has the TSF leadership been part of this learning? 

The leadership at TSF was extremely helpful when it came to the process of applying to internships. I received great advice about resumes and interviews that eventually led me to score 2 offers from equally great companies. The TSF team is very cognizant of your desire to grow, and they are more than happy to help lead you to your path to success!

What experiences during your time in college have shaped you? 

I would say that always handling a job while going to school made me learn how to cope with stress well and develop a greater sense of responsibility, which will prove to be useful when I get into the swing of having a full-time job later on. Likewise, being a club officer has helped me learn how to navigate working in a team, and has made me more adept at keeping up with deadlines, as well as planning and organizing.

Imagine that you could have any job (be creative), what would it be? 

My goal career is to be an industrial organizational psychologist, but I would definitely want to be an artist when I retire.

What is one accomplishment you are proud of?

I am proud of making it to the University of Florida and being able to study there. I’m also proud of a scholarship from the National Science Foundation I received back at my community college.

What is the best piece of advice (and from who) you have ever received?
Become the person you wish to be. Do not let negative circumstances dictate who you will become. You are in charge of your fate and you can change it if you want to and are willing to put in the effort. I think I got this advice from a philosophy book.

Victoria Zamitalo

Campaign Manager

Victoria received a BA in History and Economics from the University of Florida in May 2023. She is a driven sales professional with over 5 years combined experience in customer service, consumer relations and outbound sales, and is deeply passionate about fostering close relationships between consumers and sellers. She aims to train the next generation of sales professionals in not only the tricks of the trade, but also interpersonal skills that make sales the exciting and ever-changing industry that it is.

Mia Semel

Campaign Manager

Before graduating with a B.A. in Sustainability Studies, Mia took on multiple roles while interning at The Selling Factory, including sales development, recruiting, and leading campaigns. She is an active listener and effective communicator, specializing in fostering genuine connections and finding common ground among differing perspectives. She aims to find practical, creative solutions regarding sustainable development, biodiversity and the climate crisis.

Kira Grieve

Senior Campaign Manager

Kira graduated from the University of Florida and received her Master of Science in Entrepreneurship. She is passionate about helping businesses grow and connecting with new people. Some of her hobbies include traveling and hiking. She hopes to visit all of the National Parks one day!

Jared Glosser

Vice President

After graduating from UF in 2014 with a B.A. in history, Jared started his professional career Fundraising for a non-partisan political lobby in South Florida. In 2016, Jared moved back to Gainesville to work for a non-profit, recruit students for international travel opportunities, and pursue his MBA at UF. Jared has been with The Selling Factory since 2019 focusing on operations, client onboarding, and client success.

Ian Massenburg

Chief Operating Officer

A graduate of University of Florida (B.A. 2001), Ian Massenburg brings over 18 years of sales executive and sales management experience to The Selling Factory. Before coming on-board, Ian worked alongside Brad at Infinite Energy, and then spent his next 3 years as VP of Partnerships selling SaaS products B2B. Ian brings his vast knowledge and experience to the team and to our partner companies served.

Damien Paulk

Campaign Manager

Damien is a University of Florida graduate that recently joined the team full time after working as a Sales Development Intern for one year. As a Campaign Manager, Damien looks forward to contributing to the growth and success of The Selling Factory. When Damien is not at work he enjoys exploring Gainesville with his girlfriend and dog or watching the Gators dominate college football.

Brendan Viehman

Campaign Manager

Brendan graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Project Management. For the past 5 years, he has enjoyed working with blockchain technology and cryptocurrency development. In his free time, he surfs and makes personal finance videos for his YouTube channel.

Savannah Howard

Campaign Manager

A graduate from the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications, Savannah obtained her Bachelor of Science in public relations with a concentration in French. After almost two years as a sales development intern for The Selling Factory, she joined the leadership team in 2021 taking on the role of Campaign Manager. In her free time, Savannah enjoys going to concerts and festivals and cooking for her friends and family.

Zack Kampf

Campaign Manager

Zack is a creative technologist with experience in advertising, event planning, and game design. He started as an SDR in 2018 and has been with TSF ever since. Upon graduating UF in 2019 he became a campaign manager and is currently seeking a master's degree from NYU. In his spare time, you can find him at the intersection of Art & Technology!

Josiah Blakemore

Growth Manager

Josiah has over 10 years of sales experience, worked with Brad and Ian at Infinite Energy, and also spent time selling SaaS as Director of Partnerships at SharpSpring. He’s always been very competitive and has a love for sports and games. He enjoys solving problems and coaching team members to do the same!

Sue-Ming Frauenhofer

Marketing Manager

Sue-Ming received both her B.S. in Psychology and M.S. in Management from The University of Florida. As a student, she took on multiple roles while interning at The Selling Factory, including sales development, marketing, and recruiting, eventually leading to her current role as Marketing Manager. She enjoys refining her taste in music and visual art, engaging in mindfulness and meditative practices, and frolicking outside with her sidekick pup.

Adam Grossman

Chief Development Officer

Adam is an ordained rabbi, who has founded multiple ventures focused on workforce development. Hired as CEO by a failing non-profit, in over 5 years, his ingenuity saved the organization, which led to recognize it as one of North America’s most innovative Jewish non-profits. His expertise to identify, cultivate, and on-board talent ensures our student teams meet our partners’ needs.

Brad Gamble

Chief Executive Officer

After graduating from UF in 1999 with a B.S.B.A, Brad Gamble has dedicated himself to sales management, branding, coaching, and building companies. He served as the VP of Sales & Marketing for Infinite Energy until 2014, when he founded The Selling Factory. He has dedicated himself to teaching critical skills to tomorrow’s leaders, and helping companies achieve sales success and revenue growth.