Roger Forte, Founder

Business Developer

San Francisco, California, US

Roger is looking to join a startup

Roger is looking to join a startup

Can commit to working

40 hours per week

Is able to invest

Enough to be sole investor (> $15,000)

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Managing People
Sales
Marketing
Product Management
Background

Startup Experience

First time founder

About Roger

Dynamic executive sales leader, and San Francisco native, with years of proven sales experience in the fortune 20 arena and a consistent track record of producing exceptional and breakthrough results and driving revenue (exceeding annual quota / quota attainment) and growth targets. Beyond my record of exceeding annual revenue targets and leadership in large and small companies (including venture backed start-up and software companies), I have a well-rounded liberal arts education and MBA coupled with extensive international travel experience, giving me the ability to build, lead and drive highly successful sales and cross-functional teams in the workplace and consistently deliver above target results.

Specialties:

- Business Development and Sales: National, strategic tier-1 account leadership – C-level executives sales experience with Fortune 20 global customers including retailers and manufacturers selling: Enterprise software sales and SaaS (license revenue), Digital Media, Virtual Market Research and Consumer Packaged Goods /Retail (CPG)

-Sales Management and Leadership: Extensive experience leading sales organizations and managing high performance sales teams (direct sales teams, inside sales teams, senior sales professionals, multi-channel sales) including responsibility for hiring, firing, promotion, and P&L for teams with 10+ direct reports including managing 2nd line managers

- Crafting strategy and infrastructure (sales operations) for multinational fortune 500 companies including experience with: Consumer insights, syndicated data (IRI Nielsen, NCS), Big DATA and analytics, CRM / bookings tools and establishing sales quotas and sales methodologies to achieve accelerated growth

Education

Dominican University

MBA

- 2007