Stephen was born and raised in Joplin, Missouri. He attended Seneca schools from kindergarten to senior year. He enjoyed playing football at an early age. His favorite position was Linebacker and Tied End. Although he had success in football, the same wasn’t true in basketball. After trying out for the team in middle school, he didn’t make the cut. Stephen swore off basketball forever!
Business always intrigued Stephen from an early age. He always enjoyed the idea of production lines. Starting with raw products, refined through multiple steps and ending with perfectly manufactured item at the end was very satisfying. He pursued business management classes in his higher education. Stephen always had a gift in the art of persuasion. This was used in a career in the call center arena, where he was a sales manager for multiple years!
He found an opportunity to broaden his horizons with a management training opportunity. A small company offered to train him to learn their in-store marketing approach. He realized quickly that the management training program was very similar to the production lines that intrigued him at an early age. Each stage of the program was used to refine his skills to eventually learn how to head up his own marketing firm.
Kinetics Marketing was born in June of 2016. Since then he has helped with the development of dozens of individuals to better equip them for the business and sales world. The growth of the clients and employees is always the priority of the new Market Director. He’s excited for many years to come in the fast-paced technology industry. When asked where he sees himself in 10 years, he replied with a smile on his face, “I can’t imagine was kind of new technology will be out there in 10 years! But I know new products need help being marketed to the general population. We have a proven system of finding buyers that will continue to yield the results that will continue to attract new and exciting clients!”
Stephen (Buddy) Ahrens
Buddy is an Oklahoma native that hails from the small town of Vinita. He eventually moved to Chetopa, KS at a young age and attended Chetopa schools. His childhood hero is Kobe Bryant. He quickly found his niche in sports. He excelled in football and basketball. His success in basketball led him to a collegiate career at NEO and then Hillsdale University, now known as Randall University.
Buddy was recruited from OnPoint Hoops to play semi-pro basketball. After a year and a half his earlier passion of football pulled him into playing for Joplin’ local semi-pro The Fusion. Buddy is used to competing at a higher level than most. So when Kinetics found the opportunity to partner with Buddy for a career path, we knew we had a heavy hitter on board!
Buddy knew hard work would pay off. He is motivated by being able to provide for his family. He is currently finalizing his last leg of the management training process. His favorite aspect of the opportunity given by Kinetics is the ability to help others find success like his. His next step is to help our clients get a permanent foothold in the Columbia, MO market! We couldn’t be happier with our partnership with this individual!
Final advice for Buddy; Remember that you level of success is dictated by the success of the others around you. Keep helping people hit their goals, and you will hit yours by default. KEEP IT UP!!!!
Kinetics Marketing, Inc. lives by a philosophy of loyalty to our people and results for our clients. Our success is built upon standards of only promoting from within, leading by example at all times, and working hard.