Hired as vice president of Strategic Partnerships 13 months ago, Darcy Chapman wasn’t intimidated by the huge task of managing and building a book of clients in a challenging remote environment. Not only did Chapman grow her client base, but she has also won the confidence and trust of her peers and many others across the auction industry. With a 15 year background in the mortgage industry, Chapman forged her way through a new industry during a challenging time with grit and determination. Despite the challenges of 2020, she empowered herself to get the job done, reaching out to people to figure out who to contact to enact action. She even signed major clients during the pandemic, getting her recognition from the executive team. Chapman is also dedicated to giving back, as seen in the recent Auction.com fundraising campaign for Feeding America, where Chapman was the event’s highest fundraiser.
What is one habit that has helped you succeed?
“I try to always remember something personal about people I meet. Finding a connection creates the opportunity for meaningful relationships. In the last year, for example, I have met several industry colleagues who share a love for Peloton. As a result, we have been able to encourage one another, compete, and talk about classes. I have found that one of the best ways to strengthen a professional relationship is through personal connection.”
VP, Strategic Partnerships