Taylor began his career with Holland Square Group, which was acquired by ALKU, and was immediately the perfect fit for ALKU’s Have Fun Working Hard® culture, process, and work ethic. Taylor began a new role and trailblazed the Virtual Training Center concept, which helped to grow into three separate offices. In addition, he launched several high-performing Interns into the full-time workforce. Taylor is a leader for the Training Center team and the Franklin office.
Since joining the Training Center Team, Taylor has been integral to overall success and growth. He has proven that the Training Center can get individuals up to speed and want to work at ALKU, all while working from their college dorms. Taylor is the perfect combination of mentor, coach, and teacher who perfectly implements ALKU’s Have Fun Working Hard® culture. He is always the first to take on more responsibilities and goes out of his way to help others, all while keeping a smile on his face.
Taylor is always the first to make individuals feel welcome and find that sense of belonging. When people from the other offices visit the Franklin office, Taylor always organizes dinner plans and makes them feel welcome. He is someone who genuinely cares and is always willing to help. Throughout his career, he has attended countless ALKU events and career fairs. He is also a member of several of ALKU’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs).
In his new role, Taylor will oversee the three Virtual Training Center managers, along with helping the Training Center team as a whole. In addition, he will continue to expand our Virtual Training Center footprint and improve the processes and technology to continue to evolve. Additionally, he will help run point with the Interns working on the Marketing Exploration Team, which will help ALKU determine which new markets we should pursue.
Taylor is the epitome of what an ALKU manager should be and is very deserving of this new opportunity.
Congratulations, Taylor! We can’t wait to see all you accomplish in this new role!
“The one and only, Mr. Taylor Trumphour. Since the day we began working together, I realized how much Taylor cared about ALKU. His passion, commitment, and energy showed you everything you needed to know about the type of ALKU employee he is. He is committed to doing the job right the first time and paying attention to detail. Taylor is extremely organized and driven and is always willing to contribute to a conversation. Taylor is the ultimate team player and is more than willing to go out of his way to help his counterparts. He is constantly communicating and ensuring the entire TC team is on the same page and knows what needs to be done. I think anyone who has met Taylor would agree. He is one of the nicest people at ALKU. He uses his kindness, compassion, and positive energy to get interns invested and bought into ALKU. He has trailblazed a whole new set of offices for us in the Virtual Training Centers and has done a tremendous job. I am extremely excited to see how far he takes the Virtual world and what new ideas and technology we bring to the VTC world. Congratulations on your promotion Taylor. It is extremely well deserved, and the TC team and internship program would not be where it is today without your hard work. I can’t wait to see how big the Virtual TC world becomes! Bless your Heart!” – Andrew Regan
“I couldn’t be happier to write this for Taylor. I believe Taylor’s success is under-talked about at ALKU. He started at HSG and saw success there, and then when ALKU acquired HSG, he had to learn a whole new way of doing sales. That was not as easy for everyone as Taylor made it seem. He bought into the process and assisted with the buy-in from others to these new processes. Then, he was asked to take another leap of faith…VTC Manager. That role didn’t exist at the time! I think that’s an important thing to remember. Taylor created the blueprint for VTCs. Two-plus years after Taylor took that leap of faith, we now have 3 VTCs and plans for more. Taylor has been an ambassador of ALKU to many prospective college students, many of whom are now employees because of their experience with him. I think it takes courage to bet on yourself and trailblaze your path to success, so I’m so happy to see Taylor reaping the benefits of his years of hard work. Aside from his accolades at ALKU, Taylor has a knack for lifting a room. If you’ve ever been to the Franklin office, you have met Taylor. You can NOT go there and leave without having a great interaction with him. He’s always willing to help, be a sounding board, or give you an earful about the Green Bay Packers! Congratulations Taylor. I can’t wait to see what you do with this new role!” – Dan Lyons
“Congratulations Taylor! I am so proud of the career you have built yourself. You took a true chance on a new role that we weren’t sure would work during a tough time for everyone. Becoming the first ever Virtual Training Center Manager was one of the best things to happen to Talent. Talk about crushing a job! Your strategy, leadership, engagement skills, and caring and attentive nature have proven that we can continue to expand our footprint virtually. You have continued your success by teaching others how to do the same. Except for being late to our meeting that one time you have really done an excellent job. Grateful for all of your hard work, Congrats!” – Leah Bourdon