Each year, we recognize a group of Associates who are new to the business but on a clear trajectory to success. Within that group, we honor one person as the Rising Star—the person who demonstrates qualities of a future Top Leader in all they do.
This year, that person is Senior Director Jack Castella. A former top sales consultant in Chicago, Jack turned himself into a powerhouse business builder. Kynect’s culture took hold and inspired him to climb to Senior Director in just 6 months.
“I love this company,” Jack says. “I love the atmosphere. I love the camaraderie. I put my heart and soul into this.”
He says what he loves most about his business is that he can do it as he goes. But the thing about Jack is that he’s always going. What he describes as a “few hours here and there” really translates into a constant search for people who need a solution. Jack just so happens to have that solution in his back pocket at all times.
As VP of Field Operations Adrian Avila describes, “It’s not just about performance. It’s about what you’ve done to help other people.”
Jack attributes his stellar performance staying plugged in to all events, locally and otherwise. He’s tuned in to every webinar. He stays coachable and focused on his why: His family’s future. And most importantly—consistency. As he says, “You can have a low production day, but not a no production day.”
His enthusiasm is contagious and something our own Founder, Rob Snyder, is inspired by. To Jack, Rob says, “You are a force to be reckoned with. I love the energy you bring. I love the way you’re always there for your team. Most of all, I don’t know where we’d quite be without Happy Jack greeting us in the morning.”
From here, Jack plans to continue his journey to Executive Director and then on to National Director. And he invites anyone else to come along for the ride. “Anyone who has a drive for more in life and a willingness to do something about it can be successful here. You have a team of mentors that will help you along the way and a platform to run on.”
Income Disclosure: In 2017 the average Associate was a Director and their income was $178.07; the median of all our Associates’ income was $64.25. In comparison, engaged Associates earned $1,139. To learn more about earnings and “average” versus “engaged” Associates, visit wekynect.com/incomedisclosure.