Workshop Team & Mentors

Speaking to founders in Montevideo, Uruguay

J. Ryan Williams, keynote speaker, Advisor & Founder @ SALESCOLLIDER  

J. Ryan got his start mentoring founders as the enterprise sales advisor to InVision where he coached both CEO and sales reps to close the first dozen of what would be many enterprise sales deals.  From there he was hooked, offering the same high quality training he led for 300 reps at AdRoll to founders from around the world (including sales workshops in Italy, Mexico, Japan and helping founders get into top accelerators in Silicon Valley such as Y-Combinator and 500 Startups.  This vision of providing sales mentorship to founders has become SalesCollider, the best place for founders to connect with sales leaders and advisors..

Today J. Ryan is an active consultant and trainer in the startup community.  In addition to working with SalesCollider companies, he has served as an EIR at 500 Startups, a mentor at FirstRound Capital, and an advisor to EliteMeet, a non-profit dedicated to career transitioning veterans from the US Special Forces.    

Greg Afong- SalesCollider

Greg Afong, Project Manager @ SalesCollider

Greg is the project manager at SalesCollider, where he supports early stage companies and their go-to-market strategy through events & coaching.  Since joining SalesCollider, Greg has helped dozens of companies plan their sales process and analyze their operational procedures. He’s especially passionate about startups having clean revenue data.

Greg is trained as an administrator of Salesforce.com, Hubspot, and Outreach.io as well as very familiar with other tools in the revenue stack (including Marketo, Yesware, Truly, LeanData) and loves planning with Mural.co.

Outside of working with startups, Greg runs a mentorship program for university students and is a UC Berkeley alumni.

 

Mentors & Speakers

Each Revenue-Roadmap event is customized to audience and sponsor.  Typically we work closely with a VC or Accelerator who is hosting the event to ensure the content and speakers align with participant goals.  On longer workshops, like our event this spring in Singapore, we bring in a team of mentors and speakers.  We also host shorter events and meet ups - like the night that Sam spoke about How Buyers Buy in San Francisco.  

Jake Reni, Adobe   Jake Reni runs Adobe’s in house Sales Leadership Academy.  Previously he managed the enterprise inside sales team at Adobe. In both roles he has focused his time and boundless energy on sales coaching, hiring and and team development.  Jake is president of AA-ISP Salt Lake City and an active startup advisor.

Jake Reni, Adobe

Jake Reni runs Adobe’s in house Sales Leadership Academy.  Previously he managed the enterprise inside sales team at Adobe. In both roles he has focused his time and boundless energy on sales coaching, hiring and and team development.

Jake is president of AA-ISP Salt Lake City and an active startup advisor.

Annelies Husmann,   Mode   Annelies runs sales and account management at Mode Analytics.  In this role she has grown the sales organization 400% and 10x’d the revenue in just over 18 months.  Prior to Mode, Annelies led the B2B Mid-Market team at AdRoll, and anchored the sales team at Yammer who achieved an exit to Microsoft.

Annelies Husmann, Mode

Annelies runs sales and account management at Mode Analytics.  In this role she has grown the sales organization 400% and 10x’d the revenue in just over 18 months.

Prior to Mode, Annelies led the B2B Mid-Market team at AdRoll, and anchored the sales team at Yammer who achieved an exit to Microsoft.

Brianna Salinas, Startup Advisor   Brianna has worked with hundreds of companies on their sales, success and lead generation strategies including Google, eBay, Box, Amazon and Square.  As head of Operations at LeadGenius, Brianna was the first ops hire and built an international workforce of over 800 people.  Additionally she was instrumental in helping raise a Series B of $15M from top tier investors.

Brianna Salinas, Startup Advisor

Brianna has worked with hundreds of companies on their sales, success and lead generation strategies including Google, eBay, Box, Amazon and Square.

As head of Operations at LeadGenius, Brianna was the first ops hire and built an international workforce of over 800 people.  Additionally she was instrumental in helping raise a Series B of $15M from top tier investors.

Sam Trachtenberg, WhereFor   Sam is a seasoned startup veteran who is COO of corporate travel disruptor, WhereFor.    Previously he was VP of Operations at AdRoll, where he helped scale the business from 100 to 600 employees.  He has also served in leadership roles and consulting roles at Exxon, Autodesk, Dolby and The Gap.  Sam's talk to our SalesCollider meet up,  How Buyer's Buy  - is available  here .

Sam Trachtenberg, WhereFor

Sam is a seasoned startup veteran who is COO of corporate travel disruptor, WhereFor.  

Previously he was VP of Operations at AdRoll, where he helped scale the business from 100 to 600 employees.  He has also served in leadership roles and consulting roles at Exxon, Autodesk, Dolby and The Gap.

Sam's talk to our SalesCollider meet up, How Buyer's Buy - is available here.