Belal's career has ranged from sales training to leading sales teams for companies at all sizes, but in his focus is always on finding the right way for sales to be done. He maintains that goal in his role as Enterprise Account Executive at Clearbit, as well as the founder of the #Death2Fluff Bravado community. His REVstar nomination called him "a super thoughtful, kind, wonderful human who deeply understands sales and is evolving it from “sales tech bro” to a much more customer-centric culture."
Read on to get the inside scoop on Belal, and listen to the interview to learn more about why he's in our first class of REVstars! (Full transcript here)
What do you wish people knew about you? I’m actually quite lazy. People think success and hard work go hand in hand, and although you must work to be successful, ultimately my laziness drives me to be ruthlessly efficient when I put my mind to something. If you people knew that about me they’d understand why I choose to do things a certain way.
What was your first sales job? SDR at TriNet
What’s your “guilty pleasure”? Cookie cake. I can’t control myself around really good cookie cake.
If you could have 15 minutes of fame for anything, what would you want to be famous for? Solving world hunger and food waste.
Which 3 apps on your phone do you use the most? YouTube, Golf Clash, Reuters News
What inspires you every day? There’s a famous prophetic saying that helps me keep an even keel no matter what happens in the day. It goes: “Wondrous is the state of the believer for there is good for him in every matter, and this is not the case with anyone else except in the case of a believer. If he is happy, then he thanks Allah (God) and thus there is good for him, and if he is harmed, then he shows patience and thus there is good for him.” Being grateful and content are such amazing things to keep your aspirations in check.
What are 3 words you hope people use to describe you? Sincere, trustworthy, well-mannered
What are 3 words you’d use to describe yourself? Honest, opinionated, logical
What are your top 3 hobbies or interests? Premiere League Football, College Football, Worlds News and Politics
Photography by Lauri Levenfeld