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Thomas Gruederich

Advisor Berlin Area, Germany, DE

Chief Sales Officer & Co-founder, test.IO Previously Google Apps for Business, Google.

Chief Sales Officer & Co-founder, test.IO Previously Google Apps for Business, Google.

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Positions

Chief Sales Officer & Co-founder test IO September 2011 - present
Google Apps for Business Google September 2008 - September 2011

Education

Hochschule Reutlingen International Management 2008 - 2008
Northeastern University - Graduate School of Business Administration 2007 - 2007
International University of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef 2004 - 2007
Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola 2006 - 2006
DSNY
Northeastern University 2007 - 2007

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Dating
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Fashion
  • • Food and Restaurants
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Travel
  • • Wearable Tech

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

High-energy positive thinking leader with nearly a decade of experience in selling enterprise cloud and SaaS solutions to small and medium businesses, as well as Global Enterprises.
Thomas is the founder and Chief Sales Officer of test IO, a leading SaaS business for crowd software testing for mobile apps and websites. He is a KPI-driven Sales professional with a vast experience in growing revenue, entering new markets and managing elite sales teams.
Previously at Google’s European HQ, Thomas was a key player in evangelising cloud-computing technologies for companies in the DACH Region.

# Highlights
- Co-founded and built internationally successful SaaS company. Now 5 years in business with currently 32 employees and offices in Berlin and San Francisco. Operations in more than 20 countries servicing clients such as Europcar, Ebay, Viacom, Otto, Allianz and many more.

- Technology sales enthusiast with proven track record of negotiating and winning large global key accounts (BMW, Deutsche Telekom, Allianz...)
- Keynote speaker at several IT events across US, Germany, Switzerland, Austria & South Africa.
- Spearheaded and lead multiple capital investment rounds incl. $5M Series A with San Francisco based investor TRC. https://techcrunch.com/2015/11/18/test-io
- Winner of several Sales achievement awards at Google awarded by VP Sales.
- Winner of "Best Digital Life Innovation” at CEBIT, Europe’s largest IT exhibition
- Winner Detecon ICT Award
- Key initiator of a Google Display Network tool which has generated +$40.5 M in revenue.
- Fellow for Young Entrepreneurs and Innovators for American Council on Germany
- Passion for my family, technology, traveling, slow food, swimming, cycling, music, photography and diving

# Specialities:
New business acquisition in B2B Enterprise Sales, SaaS, KPI driven sales, Managing & Coaching Outbound Sales Teams for complex Technology products, Capital raising, Internationalization, Cold calling/e-mailing, Salesforce Admin

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Joseph Wright
Ex-Googler with 7 years experience founding business to help answer the question: What should be done?
Thomas is a natural leader and has an amazing eye for maximising the value he obtains from every situation.


Philipp Hartje
We worked together  •  Co-Founder & Geschäftsführer, shareDnC GmbH.
I got to know Thomas as a very ambitious and motivated founder. He has built up his company from the scratch and is one of the best sales le ... aders I have ever met. As an entrepreneur selling your own product is key to success especially in the beginning.
Max Moldenhauer
They're my investor  •  Founder & CEO, MUNDWERK AG.
Because he is very good at selling not only a product or service but also an idea and company.

Joseph Wright
We worked together  •  Ex-Googler with 7 years experience founding business to help answer the question: What should be done?
Joseph is a brilliant and quick thinker with strong entrepreneurial spirit. He cleverly thinks through complex processes and sees the bigger ... picture while making data based decisions