Since the age of 8, Stoney has been a natural salesperson. Selling greeting cards door-to-door Stoney soon learned that if you worked hard you could get what you wanted out of life. Just over ten years later, Stoney was a top-producing life insurance agent and awarded Rookie Top Producer in the TX, AR and LA region. A great achievement, but Stoney wanted to complete college and dropped his workload to Part-Time in order to complete his Associates in Computer Science from Kilgore College and then his Bachelor of Business from The University of Texas at Tyler.
After graduating from The University of Texas at Tyler, Stoney moved to Point Clare, NSW to consult a construction company on diversifying its services during the typical Winter down-time. After a few months in Australia consulting, Stoney moved to Dallas, TX just over 80 miles from his childhood home in East Texas.
During the years Stoney spent in Dallas, he became a top-producing mortgage lender, opened a thriving financial advisory practice and eventually returned to the mortgage industry to open his own branch locations in Dallas, TX and Tyler, TX. After many years in the industry, Stoney was recruited to move into a management role with Cingular Wireless during the AT&T acquisition. Stoney soon became the top Manager in his district where he managed two stores simultaneously, garnered numerous awards for his stores and developed a number of Sales Representatives into Management. Stoney was able to reduce the training time for a new Salesperson into Management from years to a few months or less using his abbreviated training process. Many of the Sales Representatives and Assistant Managers Stoney trained quickly moved into Retail Store Manager roles where they achieved tremendous success.
In 2004 Stoney relocated to the Tampa Bay area where he renewed his successful career in financial services until the banking downturn of 2008. During Stoney’s tenure as a banker, he garnered awards for Customer Service, Top Deposit Production, Top Commercial Dollar Production, Top New Account Production and overall Top Producer. When the banking industry failed, Stoney decided to complete his MBA at LeTourneau University in Texas to increase his knowledge base and expand his career opportunities.
After completing his MBA, Stoney worked as the VP of Sales for a local Chamber of Commerce while simultaneously developing his own business where he consulted numerous clients on improving their organization’s operational efficiency and increasing sales. It was at this time that Stoney also began to develop his front-end web developer skills by creating WordPress websites for clients.
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