Meet Leonard Broström, Our Sporty Sales Executive - Gigapay

Meet Leonard Broström, Our Sporty Sales Executive

Meet Leonard Broström, Our Sporty Sales Executive

Not every day do you meet a sales executive who has tried more than 15 sports and played at a semi-professional level in Sweden’s third-best league. Meet Leonard Broström, an incredible sales executive who recently joined us here at Gigapay.

The fact is, If you own a business, you probably know how important someone like Leonard is to your cause and how they can help you grow and scale your business. That’s why we decided to take a peek – to know a little more about him, and he was willing to indulge us. 

We hope you enjoy this interaction 🙂

1. Can you tell us a bit about your background?

I was born and raised on the island of Gotland and most recently came from my studies at Uppsala University. There I studied digital business development, which developed my knowledge of business administration and systems science.

In terms of previous work, I have had everything from purely administrative positions, such as contract management, to working at some of Sweden’s most famous summer restaurants. 

During my childhood, I probably tried more than 15 sports, but mainly two sports that really stuck with me, Soccer and ice hockey. I have played at a semi-professional level in Sweden’s third-best league in hockey. 

A herniated disc later, and now it’s been over 1.5 years since I laced up a pair of skates, but who knows, maybe there will be a comeback this winter 😉

2. How did you get to this position?

During the spring, I talked to a friend who told me about his experiences working at a start-up/scale-up that piqued my interest.

Later I read an article on Breakit about Gigapay, which made me start following them on LinkedIn. A few days later, a message landed in my inbox, and it was Andrea. A few interviews and some meetings later, I signed a contract!

3. What do you often like to do for fun?

Right now, golf is my big hobby. I started playing this spring, and if I have time to spare, I like to spend it with friends on the golf course. My other big hobby is trying new restaurants, and it’s really a hobby that I share and love to do together with my girlfriend!

4. What’s your typical day like in sales?

From what I can tell, I haven’t had a typical day yet. I have been working here for almost three weeks and feel that every day has contained different challenges and tasks.

5. Do you consider yourself a dog or cat person?

A dog person, of course. Someday you will see me with a wiener dog named Göte! 🙂

6. How’s your experience so far working with the team at Gigapay?

Better than I could have imagined. Gigapay gives me room to be creative and work closely with everyone at the company, which I really appreciate. In addition, all the colleagues are super smart and nice, which has made my onboarding smooth.