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3 Key Steps to Successfully Recruit a VP of Sales with Greenhouse

SaaStr

A strong sales leader is vital to any company hoping to scale. With this in mind, hiring for the Head of Sales role is one of the most important things a business can do. Unfortunately, too many companies focus on the wrong things when hiring their sales leaders, which can lead to hires that aren’t the best fit for the business.

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How To Get Better at Recruiting. (We All Need To).

SaaStr

Recruiting is tough. But to be a great CEO, you need to find a way to force yourself to be a great recruiter. Let me share some learnings, and what I do now to force myself to be a better recruiter. First, you will budget a ton of time for recruiting. Hire external recruiters — and be very good to them. Find a way.

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9 Easy Sales Concepts So Many Get Wrong with Sam Blond, Former CRO Brex

SaaStr

Sam Blond, the former CRO at Brex with 15 years in tech sales, took the stage at SaaStr Europa 2024 to share nine easy sales concepts that so many get wrong. Sam got his first job in tech sales as an SDR for Jason Lemkin’s company, EchoSign, which later sold to Adobe and launched his career. They did this right at Brex.

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I’m Thinking of Joining an Early Stage Startup as the First Sales Exec. How Do I Pick Right?

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: I’m Being Recruited by a Startup That Just Raised $5m. So how you can do your own diligence as the first senior sales exec going in? Ask to join a customer call and listen to a few Gong calls and see if you really believe you can level up things Way too many sales execs don’t do this.

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SaaStr CRO Confidential: Omni Founder Colin Zima on the Power of Leveraging Your Network for Sales and Recruiting (Pod 658 + Video)

SaaStr

In this week’s episode of CRO Confidential, host Sam Blond, Partner at Founders Fund, continues a mini-series on founder-led sales with Colin Zima, founder and CEO of Omni. Key Takeaways Building a successful startup is hard work, but you can leverage the resources available to you to accelerate that success.

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Recruiting and Retaining the Right Executive Talent

Andreessen Horowitz

You were the shoulder I would go and cry on anytime I would have some sort of executive-level problem or executive recruiting problem. We’re coming at it from the lens of not being recruiters. And when you’re in the executive recruiting process, feeling is not scientific. Tell me what the priorities are.”

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How to Recruit a Marketing Team with Great Product Marketing and Demand Generation Abilities

Tom Tunguz

To handle this complexity, some startups have split the role under two leaders: a head of product marketing and a head of demand generation. But I see this company structure more frequently across SaaS startups. By hiring two focused people, the startup is free to find the best person in each role. Gabe Larsen enumerates more.