Nominated in the category:
B2B and B2C Marketing Management and Sales Management
About this nominee:
(Kevin says:)Derek is one of the best sales leaders I have ever worked with. He is always willing to help, knows the tech business, and knows how to close a deal. Heck, I’d even vote for him for president of the United States.
(Anthony says:) Derek Grant was my direct manager at Pardot, where I was the first BDR. I came into the B2B SaaS space with no knowledge of its infrastructure, sales style, sales cycle, or processes. Derek took me under his wing, worked with me, and taught me how to run solution sales, work Salesforce.com, and ultimately succeed in SaaS sales. Fast forward 5 years later, I am now the Director of Sales at SalesLoft, the fastest growing company in Atlanta, managing a team of 10+ account executives, and teaching them how to sell. I recently won the TAG OneInAMillenial Award for Sales Leadership (first of its kind). I owe much of my success to Derek Grant. So much so, that we brought him over to SalesLoft to be the VP of Sales here. I am always excited to continue to learn and grow under his leadership, even as a sales leader myself.
Connect with Derek:
Kevin Walkup and Anthony Zhang