Jesse Forrester

VP, New Business Development

Although he majored in physical education at Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, the cold realities of financial stability overrode Jesse's dreams of becoming a coach. His first stop was Capital One right out of college—a stay that lasted 11 years. It began with taking inbound calls in a call center, working up the ladder, and eventually landing in management to run a call center of 85 associates and six managers. This led to moving through different departments, managing inbound correspondence and finally to leading a team that took escalated calls to the corporate office. Now, at Wiland, Jesse is helping clients in the nonprofit realm achieve desired results by leveraging our massive database and proprietary analytics.

Along the way, that love of sports and exercise never abated. As an outdoor enthusiast, golf, fishing, and just about anything else involving exercise is A-OK with Jesse. But the main attraction for him is the fact that, to excel, you must have a strong state of mind. Oh, and that coaching thing? Still going strong by coaching kids' basketball and softball teams. A mere repositioning of the dream is all it takes!

Bottle Cap Wisdom: Success only comes before work in the dictionary.

Bumper Sticker Philosophy: Put your head down and just do it. Thinking about it too long without any action will not get it done.

Favorite Quote: "Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration." —Thomas Edison

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