(February 21, 2012) Alex Margulies took a risk many people aren’t willing to take. In an effort to advance his career, he left his job without having another lined up. The risk has paid off. An STAA client, Margulies has been hired as lead play-by-broadcaster and account executive by the Modesto Nuts.
The Nuts are the advanced Class-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. Margulies joins the team after spending the past two seasons broadcasting for the Fort Myers Miracle.
“I grew up on the West Coast in Lake Tahoe until I was 12,” Margulies says. “The majority of my family is on the West Coast so it’s an area I’ve been trying to get back to. I decided after getting a couple years of experience in Fort Myers – I can’t say enough about the ownership group, which has been phenomenal – but it was time to make the move out west.
“I felt confident enough to move out there and know that things would work out. I was especially interested in the San Francisco area because of family ties and because I enjoy the area.”
Modesto is just 90 minutes from San Francisco. In addition, Margulies’ girlfriend recently accepted a job on the West Coast.
Margulies learned of the Nuts vacancy in an email from STAA. “Their GM eventually got back to me and said they were interested in talking to me.”
Getting an early lead on job openings is one aspect of STAA’s services that Margulies values most.
“Having the job leads emailed directly is great. To be among the first people to get a look at certain jobs is certainly advantageous. Also, when I’ve sought [STAA CEO] Jon Chelesnik’s advice, it’s been nice to have someone to reach out to. That has been very helpful as well.”
In Fort Myers, Margulies is being replaced by last year’s No.2, Brice Zimmerman.
As for the risk he took leaving Fort Myers, Margulies grins, “It certainly worked out as well as could be expected.”
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