This week, we’re bringing you a special Staff Spotlight edition of the LEVEL blog, where you get a chance to meet some of the people who keep LEVEL up and running. With over 60 associates working with us, there are a lot of stories to tell!
Today we are introducing Evan Slade, our Business Development Manager.
Where are you from?
How long have you been with LEVEL?
Almost three years.
What is a typical day at work like?
The day starts with a morning coffee from Tim Hortons, once I’ve got that out of the way, I action
anything that is pressing, such as needs from current in house guests or new reservations from our
corporate clients. Once those are tackled, I begin prospecting and reaching out to potential new clients
or referral partners. A day is never complete without conducting site tours of passerbys, along with a
weekly networking event or two. There you have it, a day in the life of your friendly neighborhood Level
Business Development Manager.
What is the best part of your job?
It sounds cheesy, but building relationships with new clients. There’s no better feeling than making that
first initial cold call, inviting them to LEVEL to view our luxurious suites and meet with our exceptional
staff, to than booking their first reservation and hearing the positive feedback from the guest.
What has been your most memorable moment or experience working at LEVEL?
Memorable or favourite? I can tell you that dislocating my shoulder on a bouncy castle at our company
sports day after being with the company for just a couple months was most certainly memorable.
What is your favourite thing about Vancouver?
No winters. Being an Ontario native, I do not miss snowfalls or ice storms one bit. I know it rains here a
lot but at least you don’t have to shovel it.
What is your favourite restaurant in the area?
I am not very picky when it comes to food and will usually eat anything slower than me, but if I had to
pick one restaurant in the immediate area I would have to choose the Fish Shack on Granville St. and
Where is your favourite place to grab coffee?
That’s an easy one. Tim Hortons. You can take the kid out of Ontario but you can’t take the Ontario out
of the kid.
Favourite way to relax and unwind?
A late Saturday or Sunday brunch followed by watching an unhealthy amount of college or NFL football. If it is the summer time then laying out at the beach is my favorite way to unwind.