I’d like to introduce Nathan Kamens, the Head of Sales here at LANDED! Outside of work, you can find him picking up fresh food at the Farmer’s Market, biking in the mountains, surfing the coast and frequently traveling down to Baja, Mexico to well, surf more!
Nathan spends much of his time practicing the art of Jiu Jitsu, not only for the physical strength it builds but also for the mental strength and clarity it provides.
Nathan has worked in hospitality for a long time in a variety of capacities. Although he studied Applied Microeconomics in school, he transitioned into Hospitality Sales after tapping into the challenges he saw facing the industry, which “were clearly on the staffing side.” When he saw an opportunity to help solve that problem, he jumped on it with LANDED.
I asked Nathan what his favorite project he’s worked on with LANDED has been thus far. “Scaling a team and bringing in people who are familiar with sales and getting them up to speed with the hospitality industry.” Nathan offered up an awesome perspective, sharing how he is also passionate about helping people who are currently working in the hospitality industry transition into a more sales-focused role.
Sales People solve problems. What problem is Nathan helping to solve? “We make the day to day so much easier for restaurants and operators, relieving the pressure and chaos that surrounds hiring for short staffed stores. We’re alleviating challenges and unnecessary hiring headaches.”
Nathan is inspired by watching his team grow and helping the hospitality industry bloom. “We are transitioning the way we are doing business on the backend and it’s transforming the way we are able to impact on the front end.”
The common theme I’ve learned from interviewing LANDED employees is that the team environment is extremely welcoming, supportive and a great place to grow. Nathan told me about their team meet ups in New York and Mexico City with plans for more in the near future!
I asked Nathan to tell me how his family and friends would describe him in 3 words. He said:
EasyGoing - [ ee-zee-goh-ing ]
calm and unworried; relaxed and rather casual:
an easygoing person.
Adventurous - [ ad-ven-cher-uhs ]
inclined or willing to engage in adventures; enjoying adventures
Dynamic - [ dahy-nam-ik ]
pertaining to or characterized by energy or effective action; vigorously active or forceful; energetic:
the dynamic president of the firm.
If you could give a piece of advice to your younger self when you were job searching, what would it be?
“Throw out any preconceived ideas and focus on the people you will be working with. It’s better to work with people you like in a job you don’t know much about then to force working with people you don’t mesh with for the sake of the job.”