Wendy Hellstern

Vice President of Business Development
  • Discipline :
    Connection & Construction Engineering

  • Bio :
    Wendy Hellstern is the Vice President of Business Development for REX Engineering Group's Connection & Construction Engineering division, previously known as RexConn Design. Wendy has a vast amount of experience in the metals industry, stemming from her time as the Outside Salesperson for Infra-Metals Co. and the Director of Membership at AISC (American Institute of Steel Construction). Throughout her years in the industry, Wendy has brought steady growth to each organization she's been a part of by forging robust, long-term relationships with clients and colleagues. For instance, during her employment at the AISC, Wendy was awarded for Recruitment Excellence for the greatest increase in membership in association history. She focuses on building a mutually respectful and beneficial partnership as the foundation of each relationship, and has worked directly with fabricators, service centers, mills, galvanizers, engineers, and architects.

    Wendy has extensive knowledge of the steel industry and market trends. Her expertise includes contract negotiations, strategic corporate marketing, proven successful prospecting skills and closing strategies, successful integration into multiple industries and customer-centric platform. She is the founding member of Chief Chicago and received Recruitment Excellence Award for greatest increase in membership in association history from American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). Wendy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in political science from Illinois State University.

  • Work Experience :
    Infra-Metals Co.
    2013 – 2020 (7 years)
    – Business Development Representative

    Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
    2005 – 2013 (8 years)
    – Licensed Real Estate Executive

    American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc. 2001 – 2005 (4 years)
    – Director of Membership

  • Professional Licenses & Accreditations :
    American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
    – Recruitment Excellence Award – Greatest increase in membership in association history

    Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (CBRB)
    – 1st Runner-Up Rookie of the Year – Tied revenue in sales
    – One of only two realtors asked to join the elite CBRB Broker Manager Training Program

  • Professional Affiliations :
    Chief Chicago
    – Founding Member (2020)

  • Education :
    Illinois State University
    – Bachelors of Science in Political Science

  • Recommendations :
    ''When I first met Wendy I was immediately struck by her obvious passion for all things metal and was in awe of her extensive knowledge of the steel industry and market trends! While working in procurement at Contrx Industries, Wendy was by far the most responsive, enthusiastic, and personable sales rep I dealt with! Her knowledge, insight, and "can-do" approach always made my job a little easier. It's rare to come across a sales professional as invested and hardworking, yet extremely enjoyable to work with. I'd recommend anyone with a chance to work with Wendy to jump on it! She's that good!''
    – Becky Nichols of Leonardo
    DRS (Former Client) Planner II

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