Our Insightful & Visionary Speakers
Vice President, Commercial & digitalTHREAD, GE Digital
Cate Gutowski, vice president, GE Commercial and Digital Thread, leads the company’s effort to transform how GE’s global sales force utilizes technology to drive customer success across all GE businesses. In this role, she guides teams that are innovating new technologies in artificial intelligence, machine learning and predictive analytics to drive productivity, and enhance the customer experience. She also leads GE’s global leadership through storytelling initiative, “If You Can See It, You Can Be It.” Previously, Gutowski held corporate general manager and operational leadership roles for a variety of GE businesses in the United States and Europe.
CSP, “The Sales Hunter,”
Mark Hunter, CSP, “The Sales Hunter,” is recognized as one of the top 50 most influential sales and marketing leaders in the world. He is author of “High-Profit Prospecting” and “High-Profit Selling: Win the Sale Without Compromising on Price.”
Mark helps companies identify better prospects, close more sales and profitably build more long-term customer relationships. He is known for his energetic presentation style and ability to engage sales leaders. He also has received the distinguished Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association.
Not only does Mark have expertise in sales, but also knows how to communicate it to others. This is seen by the 50+ speaking events he does each year throughout the U.S. and around the world.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Shari Levitin Group
Shari Levitin is an energetic, wickedly funny sales guru, who helps sales teams bridge the gap between beating quota and selling with an authentic heartfelt approach. As the founder of the Shari Levitin Group, Shari has helped create over 1 billion dollars in increased revenue for companies in over 40 countries. Shari is the bestselling author of Heart and Sell: 10 Universal Truths Every Salesperson Needs to Know, a contributor to Forbes, CEO Magazine, and Huffington Post.
Michael O. “Coop” Cooper,
Founder, Innovators + Influencers
Embracing Change: The Three Critical Dimensions You’re Not (But Should Be) Thinking About
Michael O. “Coop” Cooper is an internationally recognized executive coach, advisor, facilitator and trainer who specializes in working with executive teams to develop the leadership skills, alignment and strategies to grow and thrive in a constantly changing environment. Coop has 23 years of experience as a coach, management consultant, strategist and project leader with Fortune 1000 companies and small businesses in over 20 countries. He has worked with leaders at Accuray, eBay, Genentech, Google, Novell, Sony Computer Entertainment America, Southwest Airlines, TeleNav, Wells Fargo, Yahoo, Yammer and hundreds of other organizations large and small. He co-led the teams to develop the world’s first wireless web platform for Vodafone and Verizon deployed in 27 countries and developed the specifications for the first custom internet car-ordering system for Honda. He has also been selected to coach the prestigious TED Fellows. Coop is a contributor to Fast Company.
Speakers From Our Previous Event
Founder, National Association of Women Sales Professionals
Cynthia Barnes is recognized as one of the most influential Women in Sales leaders and professional development experts in the world.
Philippe Le Baron
Vice President World Wide Sales, CATIA, Dassault Systèmes
“I Train Lion Tamers for FUN”
Philippe is the Worldwide Sales Leader for CATIA the leading Brand of DASSAULT SYTEMES.
Sales Director, Customer Growth & Retention Lead, Thomson Reuters
What inspires you?
Family, Service, Opportunity to Innovate, The Game
Vice President, Inside Sales, ZipRecruiter
Spanning a twenty-year career, Jason Blais has successfully led Inside and Outside Sales teams across multiple industries. With the last 15 years focused on technology solutions for the HR space, he has also written and delivered numerous presentations accredited by the Human Resource Certification Institute at HR and Trade conferences across the country.
Senior Vice President, Head of Global Sales Operations, Siemens Healthineers
Toby has been with the Siemens group of companies for 16 years working in senior roles in sales operations, finance and business administration. Toby is currently based in New York where he is responsible for a large global team handling Siemens Healthineers worldwide sales operations functions including business partner management, CRM tools & processes, key account management, sales enablement, go to market strategy development and sales education.
Senior Vice President, Global Strategic Programs, Black & Veatch
Joe Plubell is Senior Vice President, Global Strategic Accounts, for Black & Veatch. In this position, he is charged with directing the key offerings of the company in energy, water and telecommunications to a group of targeted global clients. He also has responsibility to ensure overall sales effectiveness and process for all of the Black & Veatch operating businesses. Prior to this assignment, he served as head of Energy Sales & Marketing for eleven years where he led a global sales force accountable for meeting ambitious new business objectives in power generation, power transmission and oil & gas markets.
Head of Customer Experience, Casper – Former Chief Sales Officer, Sprint
Bio is forthcoming.
Senior Director Corporate Market Intelligence, Intel Corporation
What inspires you?
Using Technology to Maximize Human Potential
I sit happily at the intersection of strategy, communications and organizational development. My 30 year long career in the tech sector has covered roles in software engineering, product marketing, business development, brand marketing, market research and corporate strategy.
Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Frost & Sullivan
John Ruggles is the Senior Vice President of Sales & Senior Fellow for Frost & Sullivan. John has been part of the leadership team at Frost & Sullivan for nearly two decades and has been part of their consistent growth over this period of time.
Regional Vice President Sales, Grainger
What inspires you?
Family, People Development, Responsibility
Vice President Sales Operations, Systemax
What inspires you?
Bill Sexton is a Sales Operations leader with 18+ years of finance, sales and operations planning experience specializing in incentive planning, forecasting, and strategy. He currently works for Global Industrial, a rapidly growing industrial supplies distributor, leading the newly created Sales Operations Organization to build a world class sales process and support structure.
Vice President Sales Strategy & Operations, Americas, HP
Urvish Thakkar is Vice President of Americas Sales Operations responsible for enabling accelerated business results and enhanced customer and partner experience through regional go-to-market operations management, sales support, and business process improvement.
Global Director of Client Development, The Northern Trust Company
Mr. Thomas joined Northern Trust in 2015 and brings over 15 years of investment and leadership experience. Prior to joining Northern Trust, Mr. Thomas was a Managing Director of JP Morgan serving 13+ years in Houston, San Francisco and Chicago.