Riva Rock Star: Henrik Almström – Regional Sales Manager, Northeast U.S. and Canada

Tell us a little about yourself

Born and raised in Sweden, I became heavily invested in sports at a young age. The game of tennis provided me with the opportunity to play and compete internationally, which ultimately had a huge impact in my interest to travel and get involved in the transforming global economy.

As a business professional, I am in my element when I get to make a difference in helping people be successful and finding solutions to their problems. That is exactly what I get to do at Riva!

Since joining Riva in 2012 as a Regional Sales Manager, I have been fortunate to be a part of an amazing team and to work with such an extraordinary product. It is very satisfying to experience the excitement of our enterprise customers and partners first-hand when they realize the CRM and email integration pains that Riva can solve for them.

We are moving into a very exhilarating time in our company’s history and quite often, it feels like we are just getting started. It’s such a great experience to be a part of!

Give us a little more insight into Henrik…

  1. If you had to be trapped in a television show for a month, which show would you choose?
  2. Game of Thrones – considering the average lifespan of their characters, I may not survive for a whole month – but I would certainly make the most of it!

  3. If you could have any one skill or talent that you don’t already possess, what would it be and why?
  4. Sometimes I feel that I would really like to rekindle all the skill sets that we as modern humans have lost through the comfort of technology. To be able to master all the primal knowledge of how to live off the land and survive in the wild, I think that would be really satisfying.

  5. If you could do any job in the world for one day, what would it be?
  6. I would love to be an archeologist excavating the ruins of ancient South American civilizations.

  7. If you could live in any period of history, when would it be and why?
  8. Music has had a large influence in my life. As a guitarist with both studio and live performance experience, I would like to go back to the 1960s and 70s, just so that I could jam out with the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and the band AC/DC when their former singer Bon Scott was still alive.

  9. What’s rocking your world this month?
  10. Having lived in Canada permanently now for 5+ years, I recently submitted my application for a Canadian citizenship. I am excited to be working towards the next steps in becoming a citizen for both my native land of Sweden and my new home in Canada. It would be a tremendous honor to be a part of both nations, which are certainly two of the most outstanding and beautiful countries in the world.

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