Our Storytellers: Brandi Davis

Brandi Davis, Sr. Manager, Inside Sales and Business Development
Brandi Davis, Sr. Manager, Inside Sales and Business Development

At SAS, where you start doesn’t have to be where you end; and there is ample opportunity for internal career mobility. That couldn’t be truer for Brandi Davis, who recently took on a new role that aligned with her skills, strengths and passions. The best part? She didn’t need to venture outside the #saslife to do it.  

Meet Brandi  

“I first heard about SAS when I was in college,” Brandi explains. “I had an organizational theory professor who shared about the ways SAS was transforming the workplace landscape. We heard about the value SAS placed on employees as vital assets and how company culture emphasized a genuine work/life balance, and I never forgot about it,” she remembers. Years later, a SAS recruiter reached out to Brandi on LinkedIn – and the rest is history. “My new role at SAS was so refreshing and exciting,” she explains. “It was a transition from working in higher education to a corporate setting, and I was excited to apply my background in frontline fundraising to a new industry.”  

Brandi joined SAS’ Accelerator Program, supporting efforts to identify and manage executive external advisors across business units to facilitate industry connections, brand awareness, partnerships and other new opportunities for SAS. She enjoyed her new role, but over time, began to realize that she missed a key element of her past experiences: “I missed being hands-on with sales,” she explains. “I was also interested in management, so I started asking questions and learning more about what that would look like.”  

Brandi at SAS innovate in chicago
Brandi at SAS Innovate in Chicago.

Making a move 

Business need and Brandi’s career aspirations aligned, and when there was an opportunity that mixed inside sales with business development, it was a perfect match: “My new role as a Sr. Manager in Inside Sales and Business Development for our Financial Services business unit is such a natural fit with my skills and interests,” explains Brandi. “I love supporting a team by helping them manage and grow their pipeline, develop new strategies, and reach their goals. It’s my favorite part of the job!”  

“SAS seeks to develop and grow talent, and knowing I had the support of leadership really made a difference for me,” shares Brandi. “Knowing that they believed in and valued me was the confirmation I needed that this role was the right move for me and for the business.”  

A word of advice 

When it comes to advice, Brandi says to take a chance. “Coming to SAS was a huge industry leap for me,” she reflects. “But there are so many resources at our disposal. What I didn’t know, I was willing to learn – SAS is a safe place to ask questions. We are the future of analytics because we work alongside the best minds in the industry.”  

“Don’t be afraid to reach out – connect, meet new people! We’re a curious bunch at SAS, and it’s encouraged here,” she explains. “Take advantage of opportunities to grow your SAS network – and don’t limit yourself. Push outside your comfort zone. To start, try to connect with a colleague or customer on LinkedIn every day.”  

Brandi and her SAS colleagues at a conference in Las Vegas.

Living the #saslife  

“At SAS, I can grow as an individual and a professional,” Brandi shares. “I can embrace the things I care about – I’m able to work on my health and wellness, and I’m also able to do external executive engagement work that I’m passionate about.”  

She also enjoys the camaraderie and support of the SAS family: “SAS is a place where you really have the community engagement and ability to rely on your colleagues,” she explains. “I’m a people person, and the people I work with each day – my SAS colleagues and our customers – they’re rockstars and embrace the #OneSAS mindset.”   

Outside the office 

Brandi and her family
The Davis family

Outside the office, you’ll find Brandi volunteering, spending time with family, and making charcuterie boards. She recently started a children’s choir at her church and is an active member of the Junior League of Raleigh’s leadership team: “Philanthropy is a big part of my background and who I am,” she shares. “I’m passionate about building meaningful relationships – I love growing community and bringing people together to give back!”  

Brandi also loves spending time with her husband, Brad, and two daughters, five-year-old Bristol and two-year-old Brooklyn: “They keep me very busy and highly entertained,” she laughs. Together, you’ll find them fishing, having impromptu kitchen dance parties and cheering on the Tar Heels.  


About Author

Alyssa Grube

Communications Specialist

Alyssa is a Communications Specialist at SAS focused on culture, recruitment marketing and employer branding. She’s a creative storyteller who’s passionate about the intersection of people and brand, and loves sharing the SAS story.


    • Devon Sheppard Cribb on


      I've been programming in SAS at RTI International in RTP since 2009. I haven't had social media since 2020 but I do Google SAS code a lot. Imagine my surprise to see a familiar face in my Google News feed. I guess that's the power of analytics. Haha. Congratulations! For other readers, we grew up in the same very small town. From LBG to RTP/Cary...

      Much love,
      Devon Sheppard Cribb

      • Devon! What a small world. Glad to know see another Laurinburg SAS fan! Hope you and the family are doing well. Thanks for being an active SAS user for so many years.

  1. Danielle Bates on

    Love this! You're such a dynamo, Brandi. So glad to have you as part of the #SASlife! Banking may start with a "B," but it's definitely SAS' A-team!

    • Thank you for dropping a note, Robert. Thrilled to be here. Ready to lend a hand to help others navigate this #SASlife at any step in there career journey.

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