Businessman

Mickey Straub started his career as an agent, working with the Department of Defense for 2 years and then 14 years as an insurance agent in Los Angeles and Chicago. He excelled and was consistently one of the company’s top producers, winning prizes that ranged from trips to New York City and Banff Springs, Canada, to winning a car and Heli-hiking in the Canadian Rockies. Mickey credits a lot of his early success to investigative skills he learned as a federal agent (U. S. Department of Defense) that prepared him to better qualify clients to identify their needs and the work disciplines instilled by his bosses early in his business career.

After achieving considerable financial success (and building a large home in a prestigious suburb before the age of thirty), Mickey felt the calling to seek the secrets of success to grow his business and help newly hired producers. In 1995, he founded Sales Activity Management, Inc. (SAM) to help new producers get on track (achieve success) and veteran ones to stay on track (maintain success) by incorporating what he learned into customizable planners and scoreboarding software. SAM’s mission is to inspire confidence and success and they have sold over 1 Million custom performance management and leadership tools. Today, they serve tens of thousands of clients annually with their paper and cloud-based tools as well as their new sales app plus coaching/training.

Mickey’s goal was always to “make a difference” in a producer’s career and the managers who lead them, especially with on-boarding, productivity and retention. But along the way, he created an industry and a movement built on American Ideals: Freedom and Personal Responsibility. Activity Management is based on the simple concept that “Activities produce results and only you control activity”.



President/Founder, Sales Activity Management, Inc. (1995 – Present)

Businessman

Mickey Straub started his career as an agent, working with the Department of Defense for 2 years and then 14 years as an insurance agent in Los Angeles and Chicago. He excelled and was consistently one of the company’s top producers, winning prizes that ranged from trips to New York City and Banff Springs, Canada, to winning a car and Heli-hiking in the Canadian Rockies. Mickey credits a lot of his early success to investigative skills he learned as a federal agent (U. S. Department of Defense) that prepared him to better qualify clients to identify their needs and the work disciplines instilled by his bosses early in his business career.
After achieving considerable financial success (and building a large home in a prestigious suburb before the age of thirty), Mickey felt the calling to seek the secrets of success to grow his business and help newly hired producers. In 1995, he founded Sales Activity Management, Inc. (SAM) to help new producers get on track (achieve success) and veteran ones to stay on track (maintain success) by incorporating what he learned into customizable planners and scoreboarding software. SAM’s mission is to inspire confidence and success and they have sold over 1 Million custom performance management and leadership tools. Today, they serve tens of thousands of clients annually with their paper and cloud-based tools as well as their new sales app plus coaching/training.

Mickey’s goal was always to “make a difference” in a producer’s career and the managers who lead them, especially with on-boarding, productivity and retention. But along the way, he created an industry and a movement built on American Ideals: Freedom and Personal Responsibility. Activity Management is based on the simple concept that “Activities produce results and only you control activity”.

Mickey's Philosophy

We reap what we sow, five little words with Biblical roots that encourage personal responsibility and the freedom to control your own success personally and professionally.

Milestones & Achievements

Company Milestones:

  • 1995 – Converted a Calendar Book into a Scorecard (SAM Planners)
  • 1998-2001 – Launched first web-based Sales Software for Scorekeeping (eScoreBoard)
  • 2010 – Developed a unique cloud-based Collaborative Recruiting system (eRecruitBoard)
  • 2014 – Surpassed 1 Million SAM Tools Sold
  • 2016 – Released the first Sales App that acts like a Scorecard (SAMBOOK)
  • 2018 – Launched The SAM Challenge to help clients Set Goals & Keep Score
  • 2018 –Incorporated all SAM Tools into One Platform (The SAM Suite)

Personal Achievements:

  • 2002 – Led Effort to Build Gower Elementary School Playground
  • 2012 – Toured 50 State Capitols in 50 Days (+Recited Gettysburg Address
  • 2013 – Elected Mayor of Burr Ridge, Illinois (Re-elected in 2017)
  • 2016 – Published first book: BIG GOALS…Short Deadlines
  • 2017 – Received a Congressional Record for Honoring Abraham Lincoln
  • 2018 – Challenged the Illinois Political Establishment (Ran, but lost race for State Rep)

  • 2018 – Launched his Speaking Career to Inspire America

After achieving numerous personal and professional goals, Mickey is now inspiring America by sharing his formula for success.

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