Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame member, Sylvia Hatchell, is currently the University of North Carolina Women’s Basketball Head Coach. Her credentials within the basketball community are sterling, including her induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013.
In 2017, Hatchell became the third women’s basketball coach in history to reach 1,000 career victories. Although Hatchell is a known basketball legend, she is a fighter off of the court as well.
After defeating leukemia in 2014, Hatchell became an adamant supporter of the fight against cancer, along with her partners at the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center. Her book “Fight! Fight!: Discover Your Inner Strength When Blindsided by Life,” was number 1 on Amazon within its genre.
Hatchell’s strength and spirit have made her an inspiration to many. “All I want to be is a guide for others as they face some unfathomable challenges in life,” she said.
Andy Paul, Founder, The Sales House
Founder, The Sales House
Andy Paul is the Founder of The Sales House, an all-in-one education community for modern B2B sellers.
The Sales House is a community of curious sales professionals who are committed to investing their time and energy into optimizing their unique strengths in order to become the best sellers possible. Andy believes that continuous learning is the key to transforming how sales professionals perform.
Along with The Sales House, he also produces his own podcast, Accelerate!, that has nearly 2 million downloads to date. Accelerate! is also on INC’s list of the top leadership podcasts.
He has written two award-winning books, Zero-Time Selling and Amp Up Your Sales, which were both on Amazon’s best-selling list.
Sangram Vajre, Co-Founder, Terminus
Sangram is an author, keynote speaker, three-time CMO, host of the daily #FlipMyFunnel podcast, entrepreneur and above all, category-maker. He has authored a book on account-based marketing that was published by Wiley and is also the founder of #FlipMyFunnel movement. He is the co-founder and chief evangelist of Terminus, a leader in account-based marketing raising over $20 million in funding. Prior to this, Sangram ran marketing at Pardot through the acquisition of ExactTarget that got then acquired by Salesforce for $2.5 billion dollars.
Lori Richardson, CEO, ScoreMoreSales
Lori Richardson got into a B2B sales career in her early 20's as a single mom, and loves talking about how sales is the most admirable profession when you believe in your products and services. It is a flexible and financially rewarding career - yet we lack much diversity on sales teams and in sales leadership in technology, manufacturing, distribution, financial services, and other sectors. In this talk, Lori will challenge the status quo, show why an inclusive sales culture grows the bottom line, and offer immediate ideas to find, attract, hire, retain, and promote great women in sales. Follow Lori @womensalespros and @scoremoresales on Twitter / Instagram.
Steve Richard, CEO, ExecVision
Steve Richard is the Founder and CRO at ExecVision, a sales coaching and conversation intelligence software platform that works to improve overall sales performance and drive revenue.
Steve’s mission and life's work is to help as many sales teams as possible become wildly successful. He believes that the quality of sales conversations matters and that technology can be a huge asset in helping sales professionals create visibility and drive accountability.
With his expertise in B2B sales and marketing, Steve has been able to empower organizations to reach their full performance potential.
Outside of work, Steve enjoys scuba diving, skiing, running, and watching lots of football. He lives in Arlington, VA with his wife Ellen and their four kids ages 3, 5, 7, and 9.
Donald Thompson, CEO, WalkWest
As an entrepreneur, Donald Thompson has achieved enough success to be credible and endured enough defeats to stay humble. As an advisor, investor, author, and speaker, he seeks to give tangible support to dream chasers.
In addition to his role as CEO of WalkWest, he serves on the NC Board of Science, Technology, and Innovation, is a member of the strategic advisory board for NCSU‘s Computer Science Department, and is a mentor for the Google for Entrepreneurs Exchange.
Donald's articles for publications such as Entrepreneur.com and CNBC.com share a leadership perspective built on a ferocious work ethic and the ability to learn from others while building high-performance teams.
Brad McGinity, CRO, 15Five
Brad is the VP of Sales at 15Five, the leading Continuous Performance Management solution for high-growth companies.
He previously co-founded Windsor Circle, a predictive marketing and analytics software provider, where he was the VP of Sales and a Board member of the company. He was also the top performing sales exec at Bronto Software before its acquisition by Netsuite. After Bronto, he picked up an MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler, during which he spent a year at technology venture capital firm IDEA Fund Partners. While at IDEA Fund, he executed due diligence on investments in Argyle Social and Automated Insights (acquired by Vista Equity Partners). He also worked at software firm New Media Campaigns and the Special Olympics global headquarters. During his career, Brad has spoken at events hosted by Salesforce, IBM, Internet Summit, Bronto, Trek and UNC.
When not leading sales at 15Five, Brad moonlights as a dad, husband, home repair man, and marathon runner.
Vince Beese CEO, Sales@Scale T-REX Co-Host
CEO & Founder of The Revenue Exchange and Sales@Scale.
Vince has served on executive teams scaling several successful ventures, such as Chief Revenue Officer at True Fit (VC backed $25M B round funding), SVP of World Wide Enterprise Sales at Sugar CRM ($100M+ in venture capital), Chief Revenue Officer at Amadesa (acquired by LivePerson), and VP of Sales and Business Development at TrustedID, Inc. (acquired by Equifax). In addition, he was VP of National Sales at LivePerson, where he helped build its original sales organization from one to 75 and secure its initial public offering. At CheetahMail (acquired by Experian), Vince grew revenues from less than $5 million to over $150 million in six years, creating the largest ESP in the world and the number one ESP for retailers. He currently also serves as a board advisor to several ventures including Boldstart VC, Windsor Circle, Handshake, and Rebelmail, among others.
Eric Boggs CEO, RevBoss T-REX Co-Host
CEO @ RevBoss
Eric Boggs is the CEO at RevBoss, a venture-backed sales prospecting software company based in Durham.
RevBoss' mission is simple: to help its customers get more customers. The RevBoss product automatically builds prospect lists, messaging, and to-do lists so that our customers can spend more time talking to customers, building relationships, and closing deals.
Prior to RevBoss, he was the Founder & CEO at social media management platform provider Argyle Social and employee #1 at email marketing service provider Bronto.
He completed his undergraduate studies at UNC Chapel Hill in 2002 and earned an MBA at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business school in 2009, where he was a Dean’s Fellow.