Sales Stack 2015: Meet Our Speakers!

Hey Sales Hackers!

We’re SO excited for our upcoming Sales Stack Conference… have you bought your tickets yet? If not, maybe this will encourage you to secure your spot.

Meet our 2015 Sales Stack Speakers! We’ll be rolling out introductions over the next few weeks so stay tuned for more!

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Ken Krogue is the co-founder of, which was the first company to combine hosted CRM with built-in phone dialer software and the pioneer of Lead Response Management (LRM) and Sales Acceleration technology.

Ken is a strategic thinker, sales and marketing tactician and is recognized for combining permission marketing strategies with remote selling tactics. Ken is the inventor of technological systems to increase productivity in web-based sales and marketing environment with several patents pending and is currently breaking new ground with work on lead response management research in conjunction with his good friend and business partner Dave Elkington and Dr. James Oldroyd of MIT.

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After 6 years in Management consulting and 52 quarters in software sales, Jill is doing #SocialSelling Evangelism & Enablement. She’s passionate about Culture, Customers, Content, Connections & Community.

“The ABCs of Social Selling = Always Be Connecting….. & Curating Content. Be your authentic self. There’s no substitute for trust.”

She’s passionate about elevating the profession of Sales, and determined to inspire more Colleges and Universities to offer Professional Selling curriculum and degrees.

#LoveHashtags #MultiTasker #CustomerObsessed #EmployeeObsessed #PartnerObsessed

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Koka Sexton is one of the most recognized social experts in the technology industry. With ten+ years of sales experience and a passion for social media, he has become a leading mind of social selling, a topic that he promotes through global speaking engagements and customer trainings. His expertise extends beyond his knowledge of social networks like LinkedIn, Twitter and Social applications into his skill at employing them to drive lead generation, create new opportunities, and engage customers.

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Bill leads Marketo’s sales organization and is a key architect of the company’s rapid sales growth. Prior to joining Marketo, Bill held leadership positions at Avolent, BEA Systems, PeopleSoft, and Oracle, where he built and managed sales organizations ranging from mid-market business customers to strategic accounts. In 2011, Bill received a Stevie® Award in the “Worldwide VP of Sales of the Year” category at the fifth annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Bill holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Arizona State University.

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Kyle has been an entrepreneur and sales professional for over a decade. He was the Vice President of Marketing for NanoLumens where he built the sales and marketing organization and helped the company raise over $12mm in investment capital.

Kyle co-founded SalesLoft, alongside David Cummings, which was recognized by the Technology Association of Georgia as one of the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in 2012. During the summer of 2012, SalesLoft joined TechStars – one of the top technology accelerators in the country.

Kyle has led SalesLoft to serve over 800 clients and 24,000 sales and marketing professionals while boosting revenue over 2000% in 2014.

Kyle is an avid writer and speaker on the topics of sales, marketing, and entrepreneurship. He has contributed to over 200 published sales articles on the web was the #1 guest blogger for in 2013.

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Lesley Young is a sales leader with proven experience building and scaling Commercial sales and Sales Operations. Experience successfully driving pipeline and revenue outcomes in sales environment characterized by monthly close. Built repeatable sales processes and managed sales teams of 50+ quota carrying sales executives in high growth companies.

Lesley successfully achieved revenue objectives in rapidly growing & changing start-up business environment.

She was a member of the Pre- and Post- IPO management team at Remedy and Informatica. Member of MySQL/SUN integration team.

Lesley held Worldwide responsibility for Lead Development, Commercial Sales, Midsize Enterprise Direct and Channel Sales, Inside Sales, SaaS Subscription Renewal Sales, and Sales Operations.

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Visionary, results-driven executive with proven success building and leading sales and operations organizations to multimillion dollar revenue and profit growth. Specialize in building multichannel teams in early and growth stage companies, developing a go-to-market strategy and infrastructure to scale and creating a customer lifecycle strategy for long term retention and growth. 

She successfully built and scaled teams and revenue to 750+ people and $700MM+ in early, growth and late stage start-up companies, growing market share of new products or technology that resulted in acquisition and IPO. 

She has extensive experience and expertise in defining a strategy and building an infrastructure to scale from hiring to productivity and retention using sales and operations process.

Are you ready to join us, these and other experts, over 60 vendors, and close to 1,000 other salespeople at our inaugural Sales Stack event in San Francisco this November? Click Here to register!

Jessie is a former Content Marketing Manager at Sales Hacker. She previously worked in Sales and as a Hospitality Consultant. Currently, she’s Associate Editor and Social Media at The Everymom.

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