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Meet the Team- Antonio Torres, VP of Channel Sales

By January 28, 2021No Comments

Name: Antonio Torres

Title: Vice President of Channel Sales

Where are you from and how long have you been at Rise?

I was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, but came to Chicago right out of college which was about 18 years ago.  Currently, I live in Bridgeport with my wife Marcie and two kids Teo and Amaya.  I joined Rise last April to help start our channel sales program.

What first drew you to Rise Buildings/tech/real estate? Or how did you get your start working in PropTech?

I first learned about Rise from our VP of Sales and long time friend and colleague Melanie Credo. I spent my career in the building technology industry selling everything from security, fire, BAS, and mechanical systems.  What drew me to Rise was our product and the potential to fill the needs of the real estate community. Our tech is really unique in the fact that we are vertically integrated with hardware and software that addresses so many different use cases for our clients. I was impressed by the agility of our development team which makes us a solution for both retrofits and new construction projects.

What is your role with Rise Buildings and in what way do you support the business or Rise Buildings customers?

I am the VP of Channel Sales here at Rise. My role is to create and grow our channel business which consists of third-party partnerships, low voltage contractors, and system integrators. I support our channel partners by providing technical, design, and sales support to help them provide additional value-added services to their customers.

What do you like about working at Rise Buildings?

One of the things I love about working at Rise is the “Whatever it takes” attitude of the entire team. We know that we have something special to offer and are fully vested in the success of the company and each other. 

What’s a personal passion of yours in or outside of your work? 

Outside of work I have a passion for cooking for family and friends. I love hosting cookouts in the summer where I get on the grill and mix up some unique cocktails. I also love traveling and love experiencing new cultures, especially through their food and music. I have been to over 30 countries once the pandemic is under control, I plan on taking a trip to Europe to see some friends that recently moved to Sweden.