Joseph Manes has 10 years of Apple sales experience, focused on business-to-business sales and support for new and growing companies. With sales running about $2 million a year, he helped in some small part to make Apple the largest company in the world.
In the decade before Apple, he was one of Aquent’s consultants, putting out fires for companies needing technical assistance with graphic design, marketing, and graphics systems support. During this time as an Aquent consultant, he spent four years at Lockheed Martin on the JSF Joint Fighter project, X35 Program. There, he helped put together the government bid and stayed through to the win of the government contract over Boeing’s bid. Prior to Lockheed Martin, he worked as a consultant for the Richardson Group on a team that managed the marketing for Oxygen, ID Software, Chick-fil-A, and Hummer.
Before Aquent, he was an artist doing illustration, drawing such diverse subjects as electronics, chemistry, excavation studies, high power for TU Electric, oil exploration, and general marketing support. With a strong technical side, most of his friends and contemporaries refer to him at the “Tech that Talks.” He loves meeting new people, and he never meets a stranger.
Born in Houston, Joseph spent his middle school years through college in Colorado, where life was about living in the great outdoors. He returned to Texas to work for Ross Perot’s company, EDS, just as Ross was exiting (what a ride that was). It’s great to be back home in Texas.