On this episode of “Making Waves at C-Level” (formerly the “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” podcast), Thom Singer sits down with Jake Dunlap from Skaled to talk about business, sales, and the future. Has sales gotten lazy? Jake thinks at many companies they have drifted into the easy path. Sales takes work and you cannot scale without systems and the right strategies.
About Jake Dunlap
Jake Dunlap has been selling and advising companies on sales and marketing for nearly two decades. From telemarketing vacation packages in Springfield, Missouri to helping close seven-figure deals for the fast-growing tech companies in the world, he has worked with and advised 1000s of companies over his career on modern sales processes and technologies.
Before building Skaled, Jake Dunlap held the roles of VP of Sales at Nowait (acquired by Yelp), Head of Sales + Customer Success at Chartbeat, and was the first VP of Sales at Glassdoor (acquired by Recruit Holdings for $1.2 billion dollars in 2018).
In 2013, Jake founded Skaled to break the model of modern consulting. Practitioner led and results-focused, Skaled serves nearly 100 companies every year in building and modernizing their Sales and Marketing organizations. The organization continues to establish itself as an industry leader as a Top 4 Sales Consulting Company in the world and is #1 in sales technology deployment in their work.
In 2018, Jake officially moved the company to Austin to further scale the company’s infrastructure and set the company up for long-term success.
Skaled is a B2B sales consultancy focused on helping organizations and the people that work there reach their full potential. Today’s buyers demand value-driven interactions. Skaled supports an organization’s need to meet those demands using our unique approach that combines modern sales strategy, intentional digital presence, and quality execution. Their proven methodology is designed to accelerate sales impact, helping organizations achieve measurable and sustainable results.
Contact Jake Dunlap on LinkedIn.
About Thom Singer
Thom Singer works for Stanton Chase, a leading executive search firm. He specializes in helping companies and associations place key hires. He is also a keynote speaker and professional master of ceremonies / EmCee
After a successful career in sales and marketing, Thom Singer became a growth leadership speaker in 2009. A decade later he has brought his high energy presentations and action-oriented content to over 900 audiences. Thom knows that as the speaker or master of ceremonies he has a responsibility to set the tone for a strong conference attendee experience. Known as “The Conference Catalyst” he creates an atmosphere of fun and interaction that lasts beyond his presentation.
Thom earned his Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) in 2014 and is committed to the business of meetings. He is the author of 12 books and is the host of the popular “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” podcast. On his show he has interviewed over 400 entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, business leaders and others with a focus on discovering how the most successful people get farther across the gap between potential and results.
At 50 years old Thom decided to reinvent his life and make age 50 to 75 the best years of his life. This meant saying yes to things that scared him, and trying new things. Since that time Thom has jumped off buildings, took up running (and lost 30 lbs) and began performing stand up comedy.