SUNNYVALE, CA–(Marketwired – Jul 25, 2017) – Mindtickle, the leading sales readiness platform, announced the appointment of Cameron Essalat as VP of Sales for the fast-growing organization. Essalat, who discovered Mindtickle as a sales leader at AppDynamics, joins the company with a first-hand understanding of how its sales readiness platform can increase the effectiveness of sales reps. In addition, Mindtickle opened its second Bay Area office in San Francisco’s South of Market (SoMA) district to support its growing customer base of fast-scaling technology companies.
Most recently, Essalat served as Vice President of Sales of North America (West) for Catchpoint Systems. Prior to Catchpoint, he was director of sales for the commercial team at AppDynamics, where he consistently exceeded revenue targets by up to 233 percent. He used Mindtickle’s platform at both companies to onboard new sales reps quickly, monitor the readiness of his teams and provide coaching to advance them individually.
“Cameron brings a strong track record of scaling sales organizations and building revenue in highly competitive environments,” said Krishna Depura, co-founder and CEO at Mindtickle. “No one knows better how Mindtickle can contribute to sales organizations than someone who relied on the platform to help train, coach and mentor his sales reps to consistent 125-percent-plus achievement quarter-over-quarter.”
“Mindtickle is a strategic partner to sales leaders who need to onboard, upskill and improve the effectiveness of their sales reps with quantifiable results,” said Essalat. “I’ve been typically limited to Salesforce as a tool to manage my teams. It wasn’t until I found Mindtickle that I found a meaningful way to impact the KPIs and metrics we were tracking — pipeline, closed deals, etc. With Mindtickle in my right hand and Salesforce in my left hand, I can collapse the sales rep bell curve to ensure each rep is functioning at the highest level possible. Mindtickle’s platform allows sales leaders the ability to slice and dice data to ensure the rep is receiving training that is specific to him or her versus generic training.”
Cameron has also held senior management positions at Juniper Networks and ServiceSource. He graduated from Tufts University with a bachelor’s degree in economics.
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Mindtickle offers the industry’s most comprehensive readiness solution for closing the knowledge and skill gaps found in customer-facing teams. Sales teams in several industry-leading companies use Mindtickle’s award-winning platform to train, coach, and align their sales teams to make reps and their managers more effective. Combining on-demand online training, bite-sized mobile updates, gamification, coaching and role-play with a data-driven approach, Mindtickle accelerates time-to-productivity, ensures consistent execution, and helps boost sales performance. Companies leveraging Mindtickle for sales enablement to assess and certify the readiness of each rep see bigger deal sizes, higher win rates and reduced sales cycles. Mindtickle is a global, privately-held company with headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA. Investors include NEA and Accel Partners. For more information please visit www.mindtickle.com.