Joe OddoPublished August 5, 2021 | By , Joe enjoyed a 40-year dual career in sales management and political campaign management. He made himself a student of both crafts, exercising leadership and creativity to advance causes of both for-profit and non-profit entities.Joe was able to help launch projects that changed industries starting with being the founding Internet Sales Manager for a high-volume retail auto dealer in Northern Virginia. Growing into a six-person team in three years, his team increased sales to over 20% of company total, and consistently generated a higher percentage of store’s gross profits.FordDirect.com recognized Joe’s team for achieving the number one lead-closing ratio in the eastern region (out of 1,200 dealers). He was recruited by Ford Motor Company to participate in a 10-member lead management council at Microsoft headquarters in Redman, WA, to evaluate and recommend changes for Ford’s corporate-wide lead management marketing software.Later, Joe started a freelance consulting/writing business which provided clients with marketing material, business and campaign plans, training materials, speeches, media releases, book reviews, public policy essays, and even ghost-written full-length non-fiction manuscripts. Still having the political itch after majoring in Public Policy, Joe co-founded an independent political party in Virginia and ran for public office numerous times, which included making the ballot for US Congress in three successive election cycles.Most recently a sales trainer and life coach, Joe welcomes the opportunity to be a transaction intermediary for sellers looking to maximize their benefits from exiting their business ownership.He and his wife Deanna relocated to the Charleston, SC, area in 2020, where the only thing missing are the hills to present more challenging bicycle rides.