Team Q&A: Geoff Rees – Sales and Marketing Director

Meet Geoff Rees, Sales and Marketing Director for Sunrise Software

Describe your job at Sunrise in 50 words

“I am responsible for all operations that are ‘customer facing’ – Sales, Marketing, Service Delivery and Support teams. We all work together with a common understanding of our customers, their requirements as well as delivering on Sunrise’s overall business objectives. We work hard to foster a respect for the differing roles and responsibilities that make up the team.”

What was your first ever job?

“I worked at a ‘Goblin Teasmade’ factory during the school holidays. From what I witnessed, it’s a miracle any of them worked.”

What was the last film you watched?

“‘Brooklyn’s Finest’ – a USA city cop thriller – I love them.”

What music is currently on your car stereo?

“1960s/70s rock every time…”

Tell us something we’d never guess about you…

“My wife and I have enrolled in a sheepdog training school with our Border Collie”

Where is the best place you’ve ever visited?

“New York – best city buzz anywhere”

Tea or coffee?

“Tea first thing, then coffee”

How would your other half describe you in 3 words?

To paraphrase the nursery rhyme: “When he was good, he was very, very good, but when he was bad he was horrid!”

What is the first thing you think when you wake up?

“Is that the kettle I can hear?”

Do you have a claim to fame?

“I suppose I have briefly met a number of celebs, sportsmen and business people – not sure that they would remember me particularly though! Claim to fame is easy – wooed and married the lovely Mrs Rees (nee Low) 30 years ago!”

What do you enjoy most about working at Sunrise?

“This is my 8th year at Sunrise and it has been a truly rewarding time – l believe in the people I work with and in what Sunrise stands for – integrity, innovation, enjoying your work and living with a positive outlook, in what is a complex, multi-faceted but stimulating business.”