Ryan Kubat

Ryan Kubat, Sales Manager

Ryan Kubat, Head of Sales, Owatonna, MN Branch

Get to know Ryan in this Q&A session


What path brought you to this business? (Owners: what inspired you to start this business)

Several years ago a church we were attending gave us seed money based on the Parable of the Talents which we used to start our business.

What is your title and a few of your responsibilities at Corporate Recognition?

Head of Sales, Owatonna, MN Branch

What are you known for professionally? What do you have a knack for?

I believe I’m known for being dependable, and a great track record of customer service and delivery. I have a knack for problem solving and fixing difficult things.

What’s the one problem you are best at solving for your clients? What do your ideal clients say about you?

I’m best at finding new ways and products to meet to meet their needs.


What are you most passionate about professionally? What most excites you about your work & the contribution you can make?

I am most passionate about providing excellent customer service. I enjoy meeting and getting to know the people we do business with and how we can help their businesses grow.

What are you passionate about personally? What do you really enjoy? What can’t you stop talking about?

When given the chance I love to pray for hurting people. I know I am not done yet but I love to talk about what God can do or could do in our cities, state, and nation if we would turn to him.

Also I have been heavily involved in a special focus of cleaning the Straight River and CRWP.

Where can we find you when you’re not working? What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?

I love to be outdoors mainly – hiking, canoeing, riding bike, golfing.

What is your favorite Hobby?

Canoeing the Straight River.

How long have you been doing what you do? 

19 years

Where did you grow up and why aren’t you there now?

I was born in Owatonna, grew up in Morristown until the start of the high school years, then I moved back to Owatonna with my family in 1990.

Any volunteer activities you’re crazy about and/or nonprofits you love, & why?

Big Brothers and Big Sisters I have a great little brother whom I enjoy spending time with.

What is your favorite color, favorite food, and favorite time of year?

I really enjoy all four seasons for different reasons.

Who is your favorite singer or band and why?

Selah - Some of their songs are really the cry of my heart

What is your motto or a code you live by?

Do onto others as you would have them do unto you.

Also; Look again! (that has saved us many times in our business).  And Go beyond!

How do you want to be remembered?

For being generous and always being willing to help.

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