Here at SLM Nissan, we are delighted to welcome Jake McDonnell, who joins us as our new Sales Executive.
Joining the industry fresh-faced at the age of just 19, Jake attended Jaguar Land Rover’s Academy Scheme. With no prior experience working in the motor trade, he learned all the fundamental skills with JLR before qualifying as a Sales Executive and spending several successful months working with the business.
Following his time with Jaguar Land Rover, Jake took the decision to become self-employed, remaining in the motor trade. Qualifying in vinyl wrapping application along with window tinting and detailing, Jake enjoyed some months building his portfolio working with a growing client list. Jake said “Going self-employed was great fun, but I’ve taken the decision to go back to where my heart lies, which is in the world of car sales”.
Jacks Passion for ‘all things automotive’ is the main driver for him joining SLM Nissan. “I’ve always strived to work for a reputable brand, and with a high-performing dealer” said Jake.
Jake also has a passion for providing excellent customer service and says it’s “by far the most rewarding part of the job”. “I enjoy meeting new people from all walks of life and assisting them in making the best buying decision possible”.
We asked Jake about the story behind his first car, “My first ever car was a 1933 Austin 7 that my grandad purchased for me at the age of 7”. “We restored it together, and I later learned to drive it on his private land”.
Jake now has his eyes on the Nissan GTR, though. “When the R35 model launched back in 2009, it was so advanced, and ahead of its time – and still is today!”. “You get super car performance at a fraction of the price, which shows great value for money” - a quality Jake comments is carried through to all of the models in the Nissan range.
Jake is looking forward to seeing new ranges of Nissan vehicles in 2022, as well as eagerly anticipating the opening of the newly refurbished showroom, which he says “will make the buying experience for our customers even more pleasurable”.
Outside of work Jake enjoys restoring classic cars, like his old Austin 7, and attending car shows whenever he gets the chance. It’s quite clear his heart is in cars and we love that!
We're thrilled to have Jake on board, and wish him all the best on his new journey with SLM Nissan. You can meet Jake, and the rest of the SLM Nissan team by visiting us today!
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