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Damian Thompson

Advisor Auckland, New Zealand, NZ

Sales Coach. Chief Revenue Officer. Founder of Salesability. Helping Software, Service & SaaS Companies Gain Traction & Achieve Scale.

Sales Coach. Chief Revenue Officer. Founder of Salesability. Helping Software, Service & SaaS Companies Gain Traction & Achieve Scale.

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Involved In

Founder

Demand Genesis
Linchpin

Advisor

LeadFuze
Explainify

Positions

Sales Coach. Chief Revenue Officer. salesability January 2015 - present
VP North America Ground Labs October 2014 - December 2015
Founder & Chief Revenue Officer Demand Genesis January 2013 - December 2014
Founder Linchpin January 2012 - January 2013
Partner - Business Development Fulton Francis July 2008 - January 2011
Executive Director Sooncorp 2006 - 2007
Enterprise Sales Director Trend Micro Australia January 2005 - September 2006
Country Manager - NZ Trend Micro Australia 2003 - 2005
Director of Sales & Marketing Skynet Global 2002 - 2003
General Manager - Sales, Marketing & Operations Zento 2001 - 2002
Business Development - Sniffer Technologies Network Associates International 1999 - 2001

Education

Australian Graduate School of Management Exec MBA 2001 - 2002

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Content marketing • Email Marketing • Lead generation • Sales Strategy • B2B sales • B2b marketing • Sales team • International sales • Business Development • Demand Generation • Executive coaching • Marketing Strategy • SaaS sales • Sales Management • Software sales

Key Accomplishments

Damian helps companies Scale from 6-figures to 8-figures and beyond by Expanding their Sales Ability.

Focusing first on "leveling up" Founders sales skills & techniques while developing the behaviors, attitude, & expertise of sales champions.

Then creating the strategic sales approach (process, methods, tactics,) their unique market requires. Helping Companies GAIN customers faster & RETAIN them longer.

He has scaled multiple companies from Low 6-figures to 8-figures in 2 years or less and led the sales growth strategy for the first ever WiFi company based out of Asia that IPO'ed AFTER the tech crash in 2001.

Grew sales 850% in 2 years from $200k to $1.9M taking a software company from unranked to 2nd in marketshare in New Zealand.

Turned around a software firm in Australia, growing 305% from $4.2M to $17M in 2 years by recruiting and leading a brilliant team of sales & marketing professionals that reversed negative growth and moved from fourth position to market leadership.

He recently spear-headed North American growth (& directing global Enterprise strategy) for Ground Labs. With a 500% Growth goal in 3 years... and they'll do it.

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Tim Conley
They're my friends  •  Founder, Foolish LLC. Previously Managing Director, LocalRev.
I've known Damian, DT to his friends, for nearly 4 years and his entrepreneurial skills keep improving exponentially each year as he accompl ... ishes more and more of the goals he sets.
Eric Hinson
We worked together  •  Founder, Explainify. Previously Video Producer, Rockfish.
Damian understands almost any startup with very little ramp-up. That means, he gets your problems solved in a matter of minutes. Give him 5 ... minutes to prove that he can add value to your life. Don't miss out!
Justin McGill
We worked together  •  I built a 7 figure digital marketing agency. Now focused on LeadFuze, a game-changing lead automation system for B2B companies.
Damian knows his stuff. He's a B2B sales expert in the software space for 20 years and has perfected the art of the sale. He serves as my sa ... les coach as well.
Tim Smyth
We worked together  •  Managing Director, Graduate Revolution. Previously UK Sales Manager, Survey Sampling International.
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Mike Stankavich
We worked together  •  Senior Database Architect, Certain, Inc. Full stack developer/engineer, mobile dev outsourcing operation cofounder.
Damian has extensive experience designing the sales process and building sales teams for B2B. He knows his stuff cold, inside and out.
Jack Zerby
They're my friends  •  Digital Advisory Board, American Express and Founder, The Workshop School Of Action.
Expert in sales and marketing
Rob Walling
We worked together  •  Founder, Drip and Owner, HitTail.com. University of California, Davis grad.
This man knows sales. When I have a question about how to setup a sales process, I go to Damian.

Rob Walling
We worked together  •  Founder, Drip and Owner, HitTail.com. University of California, Davis grad.
Rob has been a client of mine in 3 different companies. His understanding of entrepreneurship & self funded startups is excellent.