Shane Piper is our National Sales Manager. See, our sales team is awesome to begin with, but it doesn’t hurt that they have a guy like Shane to turn to - just in case. It’s a big deal and he’s doing big things with it.
What’s even better is he’s only been at Hudl for a few months. He comes to work every day with a smile (possibly the biggest smile in the office), puts on his leader hat and gets stuff done. We like him for that. Feel free to check out the plethora of other reason he’s so likable.
“I was born and raised in the District 66 area of Omaha, Neb. As the youngest of four, I was fortunate to be part of a very traditional, loving family. I’m thankful for my mother and father who did everything they could for their children, but they also made us all start working at young ages so we can develop a good work ethic and discipline. When I wasn’t playing sports, I was either boating and camping with the family or hanging out at Rockbrook Pool with my four best friends. I played literally every sport until I was in high school and then focused on soccer, football, sand volleyball and racquetball.
“I went to school at Northwest Missouri State and got a degree in finance. I moved back to Omaha to marry my then-girlfriend Robyn and we’ve been together for 23 years. I’ve had a wide variety of jobs in my life, but I’ve spent the last ten years in leadership positions that prepared me for the National Sales Manager role here at Hudl. I’m excited to support a team of 20 people that help coaches win and better develop our youth. This position provides me an opportunity to combine many of my life’s passions: sports, teaching, winning and helping people.
“My only true regret or disappointment in life is that my children never had the pleasure of knowing my father, the man that shaped my life and helped me become the person I am today.”
What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home? Why were you there?
Canada. My father, God rest his soul, took my entire family fishing in Canada about ten times for summer vacations. That man had incredible patience.
Do people say you have a celebrity look-alike?
I was once accused of looking like Judd Nelson, but I don’t see it, not at all!
If you could stay one age forever, what age would you choose?
I would have to say 30. I think at 30 I started living my life with more purpose and appreciation for the things that really matter. Oh, and I had a lot more hair then!
If you could only tell people three things about yourself, what would those things be?
First and foremost would be my wife and daughters. They are the very purpose for everything I do. Second would be my passion for teaching and developing people, both children through coaching and adults through leadership. Last would be my passion to build strong relationships with real people. #Realtalk is the way I live my life.
What’s cooler: an elephant or a giraffe?
The giraffe is faster, more colorful and flexible, and they see life much better from their vantage point. I’d have to go with the giraffe.
How’s your Hudl experience so far?
My experience at Hudl has been absolutely amazing. It’s so nice to be part of a company that dominates, and does everything it needs to do every day to keep it that way! The passion and commitment of the team is incredible and the culture is one of a kind.