I have truly enjoyed writing for and managing The Sales Operations Blog for the past three years. Thank you for your support, readership and comments.
Having said this, I would like to announce two, important changes…
1) New Blog Owners: Two talented, sales operations experts, Thomas Barrieau and Brian Geery, will be taking the blog forward from here.
I have known Tom and Brian for years and they run a successful, sales operations consultancy, Sales Productivity Architects (SPA), based in Greater Boston, MA. They have been contributing to the blog for several months now, with popular posts such as “Elements of a Successful Sales Plan” and “15 Questions To Ask Before Investing in Sales 2.0.” Moving forward, you may see a guest post from me occasionally, but the majority of content will come from Tom and Brian. You’ll also notice that the blog will soon sport a new look and enhanced features to make finding and navigating information easier.
Prior to founding SPA, Tom was an industry analyst doing research on sales productivity at IDC, worked in global sales operations at HP, and sold for a variety of prestigious companies, including Compaq and Apple. A co-founder and veteran consultant, Brian has been helping companies improve how they sell for over 20 years, has held a number of sales leadership positions, and has had thought leadership pieces quoted in Selling Power magazine and The Wall Street Journal. I’m confident that they will continue to produce quality content that is valuable to the blog’s readers and am happy to be leaving it in good hands.
2) Introducing Two New Blogs: I have launched two other blogs that I hope you find interesting and relevant:
- The Operations Blog, www.theoperationsblog.com, which focuses on content about service operations, technical support and process excellence.
- The Social Media Diary, www.thesocialmediadiary.com, which is where I will be sharing information and tips about blogging and social media that I have learned through trial and error (sometimes the best way) and from other talented, social media professionals.
Please check them out!
Thanks again for your support and readership. Please help me officially welcome Tom and Brian to The Sales Operations Blog! If you’d like to drop them a line, they can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. I know they’re looking forward to making sure the blog remains a valuable resource to sales operations professionals, and I’m sure they’d be happy to hear any suggestions or comments you may have.
— Marci Reynolds