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Eliot Burdett – CEO
Eliot Burdett Peak Sales“Our recruiting process leverages our ability to recognize the characteristics top salespeople share, where to find them and how to recruit them. It works whether we’re helping to recruit, build and sustain high performance sales teams for small and medium sized businesses, or providing a fully outsourced recruiting solution for large corporations. We’re always ready to help.” – Eliot Burdett

Before Peak, Eliot spent more than 20 years building and leading companies, where he took the lead in recruiting and managing high performance sales teams. He co-founded Ventrada Systems (mobile applications) and GlobalX (e-commerce software). He was also Vice President of Sales for PointShot Wireless.

Eliot received his B. Comm. from Carleton University and has been honored as a Top 40 Under 40 Award winner.

He co-authored Sales Recruiting 2.0, How to Find Top Performing Sales People, Fast and provides regular insights on sales team management and hiring on the Peak Sales Recruiting Blog.

Read more about Eliot in the Selling Crossing Article Eliot Burdett: Reorienting the Focus of Sales

Contact Eliot: eburdett at peaksalesrecruiting dot com

Brent Thomson – Managing Partner
BrentThomson“At Peak, we’ve been able to establish a proven process that consistently matches top talent to the expressed and unexpressed needs of our customers. Sure, we find amazing salespeople. But we do more than that. Our customers are always telling us that the people we find are a perfect fit with their culture, which is a key driver in helping their company exceed ambitious sales targets.” – Brent Thomson

Before Peak, Brent worked in sales and sales-leadership positions for 18 years. He has considerable experience building and running high-performance teams, which consistently won awards and exceeded sales targets.

He was Vice President of Sales for a financial management consulting company, and served with Borland Software as a Regional Sales Manager. Brent was also a key member of top sales teams at Rational Software, Fastlane and EDS Systemhouse.

Brent is a founding member of the Sales Leadership Initiative and was a co-author of Sales Recruiting 2.0, How to Find Top Performing Sales People, Fast. He contributes insights on sales team management and hiring on the Peak Sales Recruiting Blog and advises and coaches tech sales VPs and CEOs on how to build and operate winning enterprise sales forces.

He is a regular contributor to the Peak Sales Recruiting Blog where he provides insights on how to build winning sales organizations and recruit top performing salespeople.

Check out a video of Brent discussing why leading companies choose Peak to help them hire top sales talent.

Email Brent: bthomson at peaksalesrecruiting dot com

Royce Robbins – Director of Operations

Royce Robbins - Peak Sales Recruiting

“The most critical and challenging task for any company is to build a high performance sales team. Our ability to help our customers find the right talent and achieve rapid results is unparalleled in the industry.” – Royce Robbins

Royce has over 10 years of experience selling, recruiting top achieving professionals and high performance sales people.

Prior to joining Peak, Royce spent several years in the training sector managing a sales team that consistently achieved strong annual growth. Royce began his career in auto sales and received his education from  George Washington University – School of Business.

Email Royce: rrobbins at peaksalesrecruiting dot com

Ryan Moore – Client Success Manager

Peak Sales Recruiting“Since we utilize one of the most structured and rigorous sales specific recruiting processes in the world, it’s easy going to work knowing that our team is going to find the right sales professional for our clients.” – Ryan Moore

Ryan has over 15 years of experience selling, recruiting top achieving professionals and high performance sales people.

Before Peak, Ryan spent more than 7 years working with various sized businesses helping them build and implement marketing programs, websites and event sponsorship proposals.  As creative director for a marketing firm, Ryan has been heavily involved in managing key accounts, project management, sales functions and daily operations.

Ryan received his diploma in Business Administration Marketing from Algonquin College.

Email Ryan: rmoore at peaksalesrecruiting dot com

Kara Ragsdale – Manager, Client Development

Kara Ragsdale - Peak Sales

“Being able to provide additional insight and structure to our client’s existing hiring process, alleviate some of the common hiring “pains”, and facilitate a successful hire is what I find most rewarding.” – Kara Ragsdale

Kara has been involved with staffing and recruiting for close to 10 years.  Her experience ranges from professional medical office staff to commercial and industrial skilled trades. Prior to joining Peak, Kara helped companies maximize their human capital by examining employee psychometric results and providing insights on effective coaching and development strategies.

Email Kara: kragsdale at peaksalesrecruiting dot com

Keith Johnstone – Marketing Manager

Sales Headhunters“There is really nothing better than seeing our clients meet their aggressive revenue targets after working with us to build their sales team” – Keith Johnstone

As Marketing Manager, Keith leads all marketing activities and has successfully grown revenue and lead volume every quarter. He is an expert on B2B sales and recruiting matters having his insights featured on HR.com, Sales and Marketing Magazine, HubSpot Sales, Recruiter.com, ActionCo Magazine, and Manta. He is also a frequent contributor to the Peak Sales Blog

Prior to Peak, Keith worked in the international security space, helping to manage and build infrastructure to fight human trafficking in North America and around the world. 

Email Keith: kjohnstone at peaksalesrecruiting dot com