Leadership Team

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Eliot Burdett – Co-Founder
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 – CEO
“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.

Email Brent: bthomson at peaksalesrecruiting dot com

Ann McKechnie – Human Resources Manager

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“The passion of Peak’s team of people is energizing and each team member’s  keen focus on partnering with our client companies is inspiring.  Peak’s progressive work environment is truly built around strong core values of being Driven, Disciplined, Always Improving, Balanced and  of Service.” – Ann McKechnie

Ann is a senior HR business partner with over twenty years experience leading HR team in the private technology sector.  Ann has been partnering with many executive teams in supporting the full scope of HR business requirements in both start-up and established businesses across a wide range of industries.  Ann is a progressive and results oriented HR professional skilled in client service and focused on integrating business management and HR practices to achieve organizational objectives.

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 Entrepreneur.com, Forbes.com, 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.