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Being a Business Partner in Sales

EP19 Chaith Kommamuri - Being a Business Partner in Sales In a nutshell, building businesses for the business you serve. Strategic Hat with tactical sneakers ! 20 + years with experience across transformational projects involving Services, Software and Infrastructure with the single focus of delivering business value. Worked across continents, Asia + NA across world class organizations like Canon, Oracle, Siemens -now atos , Fujitsu etc. MBA from Schulich school of business, part of the Alumni committee. Presently…

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Variety, Change, and Success

John Mertle - Variety, Change, and Success A multi-dimensional, results-oriented enterprise software sales leader with a proven track-record for developing strong, successful sales teams. Expert in enterprise solutions (SaaS, on-premise, cloud). Thrives by creating high-growth, high-velocity organizations. Transformational hands-on leader known for spearheading change and driving bottom-line results under very competitive market conditions, both nationally and globally. Strong success in achieving revenue growth, market penetration and strategic transformation. "We managed to rise to the occasion, but I quickly found out…

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Failure and Learning in Your Sales Career

Rob Auld joined SOTI in March 2016. In his role as Vice President of Global Sales, Rob oversees SOTI’s commercial strategy. Prior to joining SOTI, Rob held different roles within TELUS, Purolator and Avaya, and brings 15 years of telecommunications and IT experience in mobile technology. As an expert in enterprise mobility, Rob brings a unique skillset that merges customer needs together with leading innovation, to enhance existing operations with best-in-class mobile solutions. Rob holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree…

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Branding for Sales Professionals

Edmund Yeung is an award-winning sales and marketing executive with more than 25 years of experience. He was one of the top ranked sales leaders with Oracle in North America. Edmund achieved an average of 300% over a 5-year span. As an accomplished sales professional, he has sold multiple multi-million-dollar deals. He has also set and broken many sales records in his career. Edmund’s clients include some of the biggest companies in the world including, Barrick Gold, Kinross Gold, RBC,…

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Continue to Challenge Yourself

To believe in what you're selling, it needs to be an industry that you‘re passionate about because being successful is more than just learning the product. It's learning the industry. Learn from the best, find the top sales person in the company from day one and understand - What are their habits? What are they doing? and learn from them. Continue to have that same mindset even beyond the first day, even beyond your first year of success. …

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Selling and Giving Back

Special Guest, Rick Campbell, VP of Sales at StoryYap I think it's this factual if you can truly help understand what people are going through and where they are and what their job is and get a little touch of the personal life in there. You are going to be able to connect with them and help them out. I think that by putting our self interest and our commission checks as a secondary thought, putting the customer and…

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Passion Inside and Outside of Sales

Greg Allworth has more than 25 years’ experience selling enterprise software solutions and leading regional and nationwide sales teams. He currently oversees Chrome River’s enterprise and higher education business across Canada.  Greg has spoken widely at conferences on topics relating to fraud and expense management.      He joined Chrome River from NetSuite, where he spent seven years in a number of senior sales and sales enablement roles across North America. Prior to NetSuite, Greg held sales leadership roles within…

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Discrimination for a Gay Sales Professional

François Lemay has 20 years experience as a sales consultant in the software industry. Started his career at IBM (7 years) then worked for other software and consulting services organization in the banking and financials services industry. ---- "Let's talk about #metoo for a second - a lot of harassment in the IT industry. I can share with you as a gay male, it was extremely difficult to fit in because they always looked at me as…

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Adapting To Change

Harsh Sabikhi studied Electrical Engineering in school with an emphasis on computers and software. Right out of school, he worked for a fortune 80 company as a Software Engineer and then quickly realized that his calling was in Sales. He learned the basics with Texas Instruments and then transitioned into Sales in 2006. Harsh started off in hardware sales and then transitioned into software with MKS which got purchased by PTC first as a sales engineer before transitioning…

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Goal Setting For Sales Professionals

Jennifer King would be considered a sales transformation specialist. She brings clarity and quantification to the sales organization with proven metrics and processes.  This includes People, Process, Culture and Infrastructure. She works with organizations that need to take their sales teams to the next level.  Jennifer’s biggest win was truly outstanding in dollars and impact, but the real wins are in passing this magic on and working with sales people in coaching and mentoring and reaching their goals.  An…

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