Meeting Jens-Ole Quiel, Sales Director at Computec Media

A fireside chat with Jens-Ole Quiel, Sales Director at Computec Media, around his experiences over the last five years.

A fireside chat with Jens-Ole Quiel, Sales Director at Computec Media, around his experiences over the last five years.

As I spend more time in the group, I get to know more and more interesting people. Last week, I wrote down about my conversation with Jeanette and this week I want to introduce you to Jens-Ole Quiel, our Sales Director. Unfortunately, with the world around us having changed, this conversation was not in person, but over a couple of remote calls. So this time, unfortunately the ambience was not as sci-fi friendly as the last one.

Computec Media is one of the leading publishers in the gaming and IT space around the DACH area and Jens-Ole has played a pivotal role in this journey. Over the last 5 years, he has built our revenue engine that has allowed us to retain market share. As we settled our call's audio settings, I set myself up for the conversation that was to follow:

How long have you worked here?

I started working at Computec in September 2015. However, since 2011, I had already been working with the company as a marketing partner for my former employer.

In your role as Sales Director, what does your typical day look like?

As Sales Director I am responsible for the advertising and marketing of our core brands, both within our in-house sales team and through our marketing partners. I also take care of the general marketing conditions as well as the marketing itself, since I take care of the customers myself. A typical day for me is therefore often hectic, but always varied and full of communication - with customers, colleagues and external service providers.

What do you enjoy most about working for Computec?

I like the fact that my working environment - the advertising market - is always dynamic and constantly changing. In addition, my job involves many different aspects: Communication, organization, creativity and handling a lot of software tools. So every day is exciting and challenging.

What do you find most challenging and most rewarding about your role?

In my job it is very often about solving problems. This can be very challenging, especially when different areas come together. But at the same time I find finding solutions for (complex) problems very fulfilling.

How do you stay focused and go beyond on a regular basis?

Through good organization, with fun at work and with the help of a lot of (black) humor.

Outside of life at Computec, what are the things that take up most of your time?

In my spare time I like to spend a lot of time with the products that our media and my customers are all about: video games and consumer electronics.

In addition, I do sports several times a week, take an interest in healthy nutrition and love to cook!