Q & A with Joseph Cacioppo, Sales Director

Q & A with Joseph Cacioppo, Sales Director

We sat down with Joseph one of our Sales Directors, to find out what his day-to-day life looks like, what significant milestones he has had at Vortexa, and what he really thinks of our company culture…

17 November, 2023
Jessica Irvin
Jessica Irvin, Head of Operations & People

Joseph works as a Sales Director and is based in Vortexa’s New York office. Prior to joining Vortexa, Joseph worked as an Energy Broker. 

Fun fact: Joseph has 2 incredible miniature poodles, Clementine & Marigold. 

We wanted to find out what inspired Joseph to join Vortexa, what his biggest milestones have been to date and what day-to-day life really looks like for the Sales Director…

What inspired you to join Vortexa? 

Getting closer to data that moves the energy markets. 

What would you say is the most interesting aspect of your role? 

The “use case” for every client I speak with is different, from a hedge fund looking to build a systematic model to a refiner understanding how global diesel flows are changing. My customers allow me to learn something new every engagement. 

What have been some significant milestone moments for you at Vortexa?

The obvious, closing my first self generated deal in less than 60 days was a great milestone. The biggest though, would be using my knowledge base of the last 20 years in a completely different way than I ever imagined. 

What does day-to-day life look like for you as the Sales Director? 

Zoom meeting with the America’s team, quick CNBC update, following Vortexa’s market analysis on slack, in person commercial meetings, lots of coffee, Salesforce updates.

What key qualities make a Sales Director successful? 

Identifying your goals & staying the course. Life is going to knock you down enough, try not to knock yourself down.

Describe your working life at Vortexa in three words! 

How about eight, 

“10 Miles behind me, 10,000 more to go.” – James Taylor

Jessica Irvin
Head of Operations & People
Jessica Irvin
Jessica is Head of People & Operations at Vortexa and is responsible for hiring, learning & development, culture, engagement, performance management and leading expansion plans.