Here at STC Direct Philly, a few of our favorite things include our clients and our team members. That’s why this month, we decided to have a sit-down conversation with Ben Tumolo about changes, business, and goals.
Tumolo was born in Hinsdale, Illinois, but became a travel bug at a fairly young age. “When I was 5 years old my family moved to North Wales, Pennsylvania,” says Tumolo, “that’s where my parents grew up, so we went back there for a few years.” As a kid, Tumolo was outgoing and athletic. The account manager remembers being a humorous kid who never hesitated to talk to new people. “I’ve been swimming since I was 6 years old,” says Tumolo, “When I was 9 years old, I picked up water polo and continued with that through high school. I played division one water polo for Iona College. That experience taught me to fight the good fight and to push myself past mental walls I put up for myself. I had to push myself to limits I never thought I would be able to get to I learned to get comfortable being uncomfortable.”
Tumolo started his career with STC Direct in May of 2018, and has experienced major life change in those few months. “Working with this company is an experience that has changed my life,” says Tumolo, “It instilled in me good habits, and made me a more a well-rounded man.”
“When I first started, I was super excited for the opportunity, and I felt like I had to fake it till I make it. It was unlike any other job I’ve had”
Tumolo remembers his younger years, considering what he would do and where, and those ideas never led him into this industry- it took work ethic and determination. “I never expected to work in this field, but once I found it, everything clicked, and I should have known earlier. This career has turned me into a more social and conscious person, and I’ve learned how to truly love a job.”
Fun fact about Ben: he is passionate about music! “I actually make music in my free time,” says Tumolo, “people probably wouldn’t expect this, but my major in college was actually Sound Recording Technology.”
As for his goals, Ben Tumolo has his eye on the prize. “My goal is to open my own office and become a consultant, as well as help my family become financially free.”