Dick Jones is the Founder & President of Jones Simply Sales. As a 4th generation sales professional, he has over 40 years of experience advising, coaching, consulting and working with small business owners.
He started his business career in 1980 with IBM where he spent the majority of his time working with small businesses in sales, sales management and management consulting positions. He joined Deloitte in 1996 where he was responsible for national sales operations and managing a 500-person sales force. He also held several senior business development and relationship management roles.
He then worked for American Express for 3 years in client management roles, and is currently with Capital One as an internal sales management coach and consultant for their Commercial Card program.
Dick has a passion for helping people achieve success, whether it's in the business world, athletics, or the many personal relationships he values and maintains. In a career that has spanned more than four decades, he has been very fortunate to have had great mentors, worked for top notch organizations, received world class training, and achieved high levels of success in the positions he has held.
Founding Jones Simply Sales provides him with a vehicle to harness his experience, expertise, and passion by helping small business owners to grow sales more efficiently and effectively by leveraging the power of technology tools and management systems.
Dick grew up in Massachusetts, was an All-American Lacrosse player, and graduated from Brown University before stepping into the business world. He has been married 36 years and has two adult children. Dick has resided in the metro Atlanta area for the past 27 years, and was an avid marathon runner and triathlete. When he is not working or working out, Dick enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and volunteers his time working with local nonprofit organizations.
"Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right."
"Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence."
"Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it."
"I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."
"The only way to do great work is to love what you do."
"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new."