Dealerscope 2019 Hall of Fame: Angus Bryan, BrandsMart USA
If you were to ask Angus Bryan, he’d tell you that he was always going to end up in sales and retail. He felt, as a young man graduating from college in the late 1980s, that sales was his calling. Sure, he tested the waters at an industrial computer company. But after a short while, he felt the itch to get back into doing what it was that he loved, and that was selling things—especially consumer tech.
“I'd always been in and around sales when I was in high school, when I was in college—the first couple of years or so I still went back and sold various things and in department stores and always had a passion for electronics,” Bryan, a member of the 2019 class of Dealerscope Hall of Fame inductees, said in an interview.
And, as luck—or fate—would have it, as Bryan was looking to get back into the game, BrandsMart USA was also seeking to expand its retail footprint for the first time. Founded in 1978 by chairman, and past Dealerscope Hall of Fame honoree Robert Perlman, BrandsMart was a one-store operation until the company sought to open its second location in 1990. It was at that time that Bryan answered an ad for a sales position in the audio department at the store, landed an interview, and was brought on board.