ACW is home to a vibrant community of channel professionals from across the country. We enjoy getting to know them at our in-person events and are happy to introduce you to them in this recurring Membership Matters Q&A. This month we’re getting to know Jordan Haynes, Assistant Channel Manager at Hyperion Partners, a full-service business development master agent specializing in telecommunications.
Haynes began her channel career at Hyperion Partners late in 2020, where she immediately made an impact in her role as Assistant Channel Manager. In addition to improving partner engagement and support systems, she has taken a supportive role in solution provider project management and joint sales-enablement initiatives. Before she started her professional career, Haynes graduated from the University of Arizona. Haynes is also an active member of the ACW community and serves on the Communications Committee.
Why did you join ACW?
My superior, Melanie Wilt, suggested I join ACW as a way of networking with an amazing community of supportive women! I am so happy she referred me as I’ve already met numerous inspiring women.
What do you hope to get from and to give to ACW membership?
By being an ACW member, I hope to continue meeting successful women in the channel and acquire knowledge about what it takes to be an industry leader. I’m looking forward to being an active member of the ACW community and supporting others where I can.
Are you a committee volunteer?
Yes, I just recently joined the Communications Committee.
What do you get from your committee participation?
Although I am a new committee member, I have already received support and insight from the incredible women in this community. A key takeaway from participating is when a group of strong women band together, success happens.
What difficulty have you overcome that impacted your career for the better?
As I am relatively new to the company, I’ve found it difficult to learn while also managing my time effectively. These small difficulties have forced me to remain organized and appreciate the ability to learn something new each day.
If you were to give yourself advice when you graduated from high school, what would it be?
I would tell myself that it’s perfectly OK not to have a blueprint laid out for your whole life. Everything happens for a reason. Being content with yourself and your work is far more important than following a life-long plan.
What’s the best book – fiction or nonfiction – that you’ve read recently and why?
One of the best books I’ve read recently is “101 Essays that Will Change the Way You Think” by Brianna Wiest. It is a fantastic compilation of essays that you can read and learn from at any point in the day. This book has provided me with new perspectives on life and reinforced the idea that I should never take anything for granted.
What are your hobbies outside of work?
Outside of work, I love to horseback ride and partake in other creative pastimes. I rode horses for more than 15 years and have competed in numerous national championships. As an only child, I learned to love different creative hobbies such as painting, drawing, resin art, photography, candle making, and more. I’ve enjoyed these, especially during the pandemic.
What is one personal and one professional goal you have in the next five years?
A personal goal of mine is to spend more time outdoors. Whether it’s going for a walk, fishing, camping, or traveling, I’m looking forward to spending less time in the house. One professional goal I have is to learn more about the channel while honing my marketing skills and growing with my Hyperion family!