TEMECULA, CALIFORNIA — National Merchants Association, a bankcard leader and merchant advocacy group, recently announced the appointment of Ohio native Butch Hildebrand to director of Sales.
Hildebrand is charged with developing and implementing strategic sales initiatives to continue the company’s growth. National Merchants Association is actively hiring to double its local workforce to nearly 200 employees by the end of 2016 and is projected to expand its team to more than 300 employees by the end of 2017, according to an NMA press release.
“As director of sales, Butch is responsible for sales development and leadership training for National Merchants Association, one of the fastest-growing financial services companies in the United States,” said Heather Petersen, CEO, National Merchants Association. “We welcome Butch and look forward to his special brand of customer-focused, strategic leadership in growing our sales organization.”
According to the release, Hildebrand has extensive experience in leading sales teams and efforts in multiple industries including logistics, engineering and advertising.
Hildebrand attended Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology. He was a four-year letter winner for the Hoosier Wrestling Team and a Big 10 Conference place winner. Hildebrand enhanced his professional development with an enlistment into the United States Marine Corps and served overseas in the Global War on Terror. In December 2015, he was named to the Board of Directors of the Southern California Wrestlers in Business Network. He attributes much of his success to the discipline and dedication that he learned as a United States Marine and as a wrestler.