The son of an LBM manager, Bradley Hartmann was born into the lumber business. He worked in the yard, mulled windows, assembled doors, and delivered cabinetry throughout high school and college. Upon graduation, Hartmann joined Pulte Homes, where he built over 1000 homes before transitioning into an area purchasing role. After 11 years at Pulte, Hartmann launched his own training and consulting firm helping dealers improve sales, productivity, and profitability. As president of the Behind Your Back Sales Co. Hartmann’s four core service areas are sales and marketing strategy facilitation with executive teams, customized sales management coaching, sales rep coaching / workshops, and keynote speeches. Hartmann has written six books for the industry and hosts the Behind Your Back podcast, an lbm-specific sales leadership podcast sponsored by LBM Journal. Bradley received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and lived in Guadalajara, México, where he became fluent in Spanish. Hartmann later earned his MBA with distinction and teaches in the construction management departments at Purdue University and Oklahoma State University. He lives near Dallas with his wife and two sons.