Meet Jesse Castillo! Jesse is Business Development Manager at Flatwater Metals in South Sioux City, Nebraska. Flatwater Metals is part of the Flatwater Group and a trusted supplier of high quality, cost effective metals products for government and commercial clients.

Jesse works to develop relationships with customers and vendors, in addition to negotiating pricing. He started working at Flatwater Metals 5 years ago in sales.

What do you enjoy most about the work you do?
As a huge supporter of our military, it’s my privilege to assist our military and government with various needs. I enjoy the flexibility I have to work in multiple markets. I enjoy making new contacts, serving my customers and the Winnebago Tribe.

What has been one of your favorite projects so far?
My favorite project has been finding opportunities outside of the metal industry because it allowed the company more opportunity to grow.

What do you like to do outside of work?
I enjoy watching Nebraska Cornhuskers football and the Dallas Cowboys. I also coach girls soccer at Sioux City North and Dakota Valley High School. Most of all, I enjoy watching my kids play sports.

What is something about you that might surprise people?
I am a child of a preacher! I also used to write and record hip-hop music!

What advice would you give to someone who is thinking about applying to work at Flatwater Group?
My experience with Flatwater Group has been great. I love the management support and opportunity for growth. I would advise anyone who is interested in becoming a part of our team to pursue the interests of the company. As results come in, you will be recognized for your accomplishments.

How has your work adjusted in response to the pandemic? What has working through the pandemic taught you?
At first I was not ready to work from home, but I have slowly made the adjustment. Our company has done a great job at providing us the support to be successful while working remote. No matter what type of obstacles are in our way, even a pandemic, our team adapts and overcomes barriers to continue finding growth opportunities within our company.