Welcome to Mvalor Group’s blog page! An energetic sales firm with a commitment to excellence, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to share our corporate culture with the world! Our blog’s intention is to feature our team, as well as offer leadership tips and management advice to our readers. As a small business with a huge emphasis on management training, the themes of our writings will revolve around creating a relentless attitude, transforming entry level employees into business leaders, and servant leadership. We encourage you to follow our page and check back monthly for new material. Until then – choose bold, choose Valor!
A promotion into management at Mvalor Group is an honor reserved for the most competent and confident personality, the hardest worker, and the most ambitious; someone just like Cody Burgess, newest Assistant Manager here in our Irving-based office!
We had the opportunity to recently sit down with Cody and ask him about his time with the company and how he achieved this recent promotion!
Alright, Cody – tell us where you’re from and what you were like as a kid!
I’m from a small, simple town called Folkston, GA where everyone knows everyone! I grew up in a single parent household with a younger sister, both of whom are my motivation at work every day. My mom did everything in her power to provide us a great life and I grew up social and outgoing because of her example.
How did sports help shape you into a leader?
Sports taught me that you have to put in the time to get the results. I used to believe that people were just gifted with talent, and while that is true, work ethic is what wins championships. Sports made me competitive, taught me about teamwork, and showed me how to lead through action.
What did you do following your graduation?
I started working at a nearby jail as a Corrections Officer and while the work was challenging, there was ZERO room for growth or professional development. I spent my days babysitting grown men and after a year of that, I knew I needed something where the company had clear advancement structure.
Why Mvalor Group?
The company literally teaches you how to be an entrepreneur and run a small business. I’ve always known that I wanted to work for myself, but didn’t know in what industry or capacity. Now I literally have a blueprint for success that has guided me from an entry level marketing/sales position into an upcoming management role where I’ll oversee a new office location for our client and organization.
How do you picture the company growing over the next 5 years?
I definitely foresee Mvalor Group expanding into another 20 locations across the United States and beginning our growth into the UK. With the talent our company currently has, we will be international and further focused on providing opportunity worldwide. I believe that our business model is unique and that there are thousands of people that could benefit from our client’s telecom services or employment within Mvalor Groups’s Management Training Program.
What words of advice do you have for someone starting at Mvalor Group?
I have three pieces of advice: 1) Be humble – you don’t know everything and certainly won’t learn anything without having humility. 2) Be hungry – If you don’t have a desire to improve yourself as a person and professional, no one in the company has time to hold your hand until you decide to be motivated; you’ve got to want it here. 3) You’ve got to have a bigger sense of purpose. For me, it’s providing for my mom and sister, to someone else it could be something totally different. The most important key to success is having an internal motivation that pushes you even when your faith in what you’re doing falters. If I can do it, anyone can do it.
We work with incredible people here at Mvalor Group. When we say incredible, we mean ambitious, smart, well-educated, humble, personable, outgoing, kind, gracious, and hard-working – our list could go on for the entirety of this blog!
Meet Adam – Maryland native, basketball fan, fur-dad, and newest addition to our Executive Team here at Mvalor Group! As if a massive promotion wasn’t cool enough, we’re thrilled to announce that Adam will be helping our company expand into Colorado Springs effective THIS WEEKEND, growing our reach while also taking on a new client and campaign!!
Born in Washington, DC and raised in Southern Maryland, Adam grew up extremely athletic, laying the groundwork for a competitive edge that would aid him greatly within Mvalor Group’s Management Program. Focusing his efforts on football and basketball, Adam became a play-maker within both sports, putting the needs of the team and group ahead of his own; a trait he still maintains today!
Starting his degree at East Carolina University before transferring to Townsend University, Adam concentrated his studies within the business school, deciding on a major in E-Business! Immediately after his college graduation, he joined his uncle’s business and spent the next 6 months building gas stations, learning the arts of project and team management. When Adam was looking to pursue a career more in lines with his schooling, he stumbled upon an entry level marketing position working with our client broker up in Maryland.
Fast forward 2 years, 2 clients, and a slew of memories and hurdles overcome, Adam was offered an opportunity to help the current client and campaign he was working on expand to Dallas, TX! Never having lived outside of Maryland, Adam jumped at the opportunity and started planting roots in the Lone Star State! Starting with Mvalor Group shortly after his move here, Adam accelerated into a management role as a result of his experiences and work ethic.
When asked what his favorite thing about Mvalor Group is, Adam replied “I love that my success is dependent upon how many people I help. Working in a business that encourages you to be a servant leader and strive to benefit others is rare to find, but has been instrumental into shaping me into the type of business man I want to be.”
As he helps Mvalor Group expand into Colorado Springs, Adam is most excited about the 5 team members who will be relocating from Dallas with him. With complete focus on their development, Adam’s goal is to help each grow into management by setting the example and pace himself.
Be sure to follow Mvalor Group on Instagram and be the first to see pictures of Adam’s move and how the team and him up adjust up to life in the mountains! CONGRATULATIONS, friend, and may this be the start of a very successful new chapter for you!