Today is a special episode focusing on sales enablement with three experts starting with our host, Patrick Morrissey. In the first half, Patrick interviews Aragon Research CEO Jim Lundy about the increasingly important topic of sales enablement. Lundy tells us about the weaknesses and falsehoods that are unknowingly crippling a large number of B2B firms. One thought that you’ll hear again and again is, “And they don’t even know it.” This program is filled with ways to fix what you don’t know is dragging down company revenue. Original episode is here >
In the second half, Doug Landis shares his experience as a veteran of Box, Google, Salesforce, and Oracle and he talks about the misconception around sales enablement, how you get the whole company involved in selling, and why empathy is one of the most powerful tools in the arsenal to build relationships and drive results. Original episode is here >
About Jim Lundy: Founder, CEO, and Lead Analyst
30 years of industry experience
Silicon Valley, CA
Jim Lundy is the founder and CEO of Aragon Research. Jim also serves as the lead analyst for collaboration, mobile, social, content management, and learning. He is also the practice lead for sales and marketing.
Jim has over 30 years of technology and management experience as a vendor, user, and analyst. Jim spent 12 years at Gartner, where he formed and led the collaboration and social software research team and also served as a lead analyst for enterprise content management (ECM) and corporate learning. Jim has extensive experience in product strategy, development, and go-to-market plans.
About Doug Landis:
Over the last 13 years, Emcap has invested in some of the biggest and brightest SaaS companies on the planet. During this time the team has gathered remarkable insights into the critical steps necessary to build a multi-billion dollar business. Doug Landis is there to help capture, elevate and share this wisdom with the Emcap portfolio companies and the greater SaaS community at large.
As a Growth Partner, his charter is to create a platform to create and share go to market insights and strategies that will help their portfolio companies scale, grow, and ultimately become the next billion-dollar SaaS company.