Goin' Fishin' ⇒

February 27th, 2015 by Erin with tags Work & Sockeye

It took me a while1 to find the perfect job, but I did it.

My challenge was finding a (reasonable) local company that sold something complicated that I could get interested in. I found many companies selling cool things and many non-local selling complicated things. As an additional challenge was that I would prefer a company were I could work from home several days of the week.

Finding a company like this was much harder than I thought. And finding this company is a neat little story on its own.

When I left InTouch I contemplated starting up my own sales consulting firm for startups. I quickly figured out that while startups do need help selling, there isn't really a market for consulting there2. Instead, I began the Vancouver Sales Meetup, a monthly meeting where folks could come and discuss their sales challenges and get help from their peers.

The fine folks at Brewhouse, especially Kalv, offered to host. After I had run a few of these, I got an email from Kalv introducing me to Peter. Peter wanted to connect with great sales people in Vancouver and Kalv very kindly thought of me. Turns out that Peter and I are very similar and hit it off right away. When I mentioned that I was looking for a new challenge, he mentioned that he was trying to work with this Victoria-based company and to keep in touch.

All of that leads me to...

I am extremely excited to begin helping Sockeye own the Work Order Scheduling space. We provide amazing benefits to any company struggling with ERP/Work Order scheduling3.

What I love about Sockeye:

  • an executive team that has been-there-done-that. Several other startups and exits.
  • a nascent market - lots of upside
  • they've solved a pain point that many large companies have
  • grand plans

This company is going places and I can't wait to see where we end up!

  1. Nearly a year! ↩︎

  2. Startups typically don't spend money on sales ↩︎

  3. My pitch will get better ↩︎

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