Omar Stover was born and raised in the western suburbs of Chicago. He attended the University of Wyoming on a football scholarship for 2 years before transferring to Western Kentucky University. He suffered a knee injury that ultimately ended his football career but that didn’t stop him from graduating and majoring in Political Science. His passion for sales and working with people began in a previous B2B sales position where he sold paper supplies and technology solutions for Xerox. After Covid-19 shifted most of the paper needs to technology at restaurants and schools, Omar welcomed an opportunity to begin a career in an industry where people stockpiled it’s products during a Pandemic (yay!). He joins Team Red Kite in a dual role of both recruiting and sales development, keeping in line with those 2 passions: working with people and sales.
In his free time, Omar enjoys playing sports and rooting for *most* of our beloved Chicago sports teams. We don’t hold it against him that he roots for the Green Bay Packers since he also cheers on the White Sox. We’re pretty sure he joined our team because of close proximity our office is to Wrigley Field and he’s secretly looking forward to attending his first Cubs game with us. He takes full advantage of the many amazing restaurants that Chicago has to offer while spending time with friends and loved ones. While Omar is convinced he’s not a “cat person”, he has a very furry, cute and vocal roommate named Leo, who loves watching horror movies with him–their favorite being Sinister. Omar isn’t afraid of monsters under the bed, he is however afraid of heights but that doesn’t stop his love of rollercoasters and amusement parks!
Omar chose Red Kite because he heard we get a lot of samples. He also loves the energetic and close-knit environment and is excited to learn the recruiting business in the food manufacturing industry, because who doesn’t love food??
Favorite Movie: Law Abiding Citizen
Favorite Quote: “Winners are not those who ever fail, but those who never quit.”