Get to Know Market Street Talent: Lance Davis
As part of our “Get to Know Market Street Talent” series, we introduce you to a member of our team and give you a closer look at the people who drive the success of our company. This week, we’re excited to introduce MST’s new Director of Business Development, Lance Davis!
What is your role at Market Street Talent?
I get to do a lot of cool things here, mostly I try to be helpful! I help our clients find top talent and help make their lives as easy as possible. I help the Market Street team be the best team they can be. I look for ways to help organizations we’re not currently working with as well.
How did you first learn about Market Street Talent?
Being in the industry for almost 15 years, I’ve watched Market Street with admiration for a long time. Now that I’m here, I see why.
Before working at Market Street Talent, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
I used to work for white water rafting companies in Northern Maine. Being a guide and spending eight hours a day with disparate groups of people was always a fun challenge!
Tell us a little about yourself.
I like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain. Well, half that is true. I do like getting caught in rain. I grew up in Florida and spent my summers in our old family camp in Maine. I eventually moved up here full time in 1996, married a Mainer, and we have two beautiful children. They take up all my time and that couldn’t make me happier.
Where is your hometown?
I was just having the conversation with someone, “What defines ‘hometown?’”. I was born in Gainesville, FL (Go Gators!), grew up in South Florida, but have lived in the Portland, ME area longer than anywhere else. Which would you call my hometown?
What do you like to do on your days off?
Mostly hang out with my family. We like to get outside. In the winter, we’re a big ski family. In the summer, we spend time at that old family camp, mountain bike, go camping, hike, or hang out on southern Maine’s beautiful beaches.
What book did you read last?
I’m currently reading Stranger in the Woods, the story about the “Maine Hermit.” I like fiction (that leans towards literature) and non-fiction equally. Well-written historical fiction may be my sweet spot. I do read professional development stuff, too – but that would have been boring to lead with.
What is the most important thing you have learned in the last five years?
Don’t touch a hot skillet. Yeah – I may have learned that one later than most. Also, nothing is more important than relationships. In business and in life. I think 2020 really drove that home for all of us.
What’s your favorite thing to do in Portsmouth?
I don’t know Portsmouth all that well and am really looking forward to taking it in more! I think I’ll have some good tour guides to lean on.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Helping Market Street continue towards world dominance!
Wine or beer?
Easy. Beer. Tasty, hazy New England IPA, please.
Coffee or tea?
Equally easy. Coffee. Black. Daily. Drink all the coffee! Do all the things!
Motto or personal mantra?
People may not remember what you said, or what you did, but they’ll always remember how you made them feel. Treat others with respect and consideration.
Welcome to MST, Lance!