What does an Account Executive do?
Account executives work in a sales role, helping to maintain or extend existing accounts (customers) and develop new accounts. In many organizations, account executives work with sales representatives, account managers, etc. and offer higher-level leadership. Depending upon the industry an account executive may progress into enterprise account management, regional or national account management, etc.
Account executives almost always hold an undergraduate degree from a four year university and often have a degree in marketing, sales, business or communications. Beyond book smarts, successful account managers have an ease with people, an ability to develop new relationships easily and beyond all else, confidence in the products and services they are offering.
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